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    Default how do you remove the flaws in wallpaper of studio shoot?

    Hi all,

    I am trying to remove the flaw in the wallpaper of a studio shoot (wedding type). I can clearly see crack lines, folding lines and wrinkles in the wallpaper used in studion shoot. What is the best way to remove or even out the flaws without affecting the pictures.

    I want to develop it for larger print and these are definately going to show up. An example is shown in the links below:

    http://www.jesscouture.com.sg/galler...sp?cat=2&id=16

    thanks for your help.
    song

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    photoshop, clone tool, healing brush tool, plus lot of patient..
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    if it affects a lot of the photo and you are going to blow it up, why dont you selectively blur the whole background? It might be less obvious than if you edit certain parts only. Select the subject carefully, inverse selection, gaussian blur

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    I guess the pros will encounter the same problem with studio shoot since the wallpapers are expensive and always reused. Are there any methods that does not compromise on quality? how do the wedding shop do it then????

    any wedding pros care to comment?

    thanks for the help.

    Quote Originally Posted by aprilmoon92 View Post
    if it affects a lot of the photo and you are going to blow it up, why dont you selectively blur the whole background? It might be less obvious than if you edit certain parts only. Select the subject carefully, inverse selection, gaussian blur

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    Default Re: how do you remove the flaws in wallpaper of studio shoot?

    For wrinkles, surface blur will often work, as in this case:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peano View Post
    For wrinkles, surface blur will often work, as in this case:

    excellent example.

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    there are many methods to solve the wrinkle paper problem.

    Basic step is to select and separate the background and subject.

    subject is best place on the top / highest level.


    for this I used the gradient tools and adjusted the fill to 88 percent.

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    i normally use a cutter and cut away the flawed background
    it cost less than the time you spend DIing

    also don't position your subjects too near the background
    use less DOF

    get it right in camera instead of post processing
    Last edited by ortega; 30th November 2009 at 11:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    i normally use a cutter and cut away the flawed background
    it cost less than the time you spend DIing

    also don't position your subjects too near the background
    use less DOF

    get it right in camera instead of post processing
    DI artist no business liao


    Quote Originally Posted by song View Post
    wallpapers are expensive and always reused.
    expensive is relative to the project. factor it as cost. BTW high time to change your wallpapers.

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    di artists should spend their time doing real work instead of correcting mistakes of photographers

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    wedding studios only need to touch up photos that couple buy, not every single photos, AFAIK, some studio don't even bother to clean up the background
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    Default Re: how do you remove the flaws in wallpaper of studio shoot?

    Erm........

    I don't think photoshop is the 'proper' way to solve the matter by TS and by 'proper' i mean in-camera.

    To begin, you are not even supposed to place your subject so near to the backdrop paper to the extent that details like wrinkles of paper is visible. The next thing to do is proper lighting to ensure exposure on the backdrop matches that of your subject.

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    not every studios have big enough space to place subject far away from the background, beside, paper backdrop will become wavy due to it own weight after some time........
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    Hi Guys and Gals,

    Thanks. this is the best lesson i am learning for myself. Really good and appreciate your detail help.

    I am using PSE7. I am not very powerful in PS so i will need to clarify somethings mentioned:

    1. Do you using magnetic lasso to separate subjects from background?
    2. what is gradient fill? where to learn more about its effect on pic?
    3. where is the surface blur function in PS?


    thanks. Time to work on my own wedding photos liao.....
    song


    Quote Originally Posted by jopel View Post


    there are many methods to solve the wrinkle paper problem.

    Basic step is to select and separate the background and subject.

    subject is best place on the top / highest level.


    for this I used the gradient tools and adjusted the fill to 88 percent.

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    I quite agree that time should not be spent on DIing. I remember the photographer using F4 lens. U probably need a F2.8 at least to blur out the background. I also agree that the lighting did not help as it enhance the visibility of the flaw in the paper.

    thanks man.. so many pros to help a newbie.
    song

    Quote Originally Posted by sprewell View Post
    Erm........

    I don't think photoshop is the 'proper' way to solve the matter by TS and by 'proper' i mean in-camera.

    To begin, you are not even supposed to place your subject so near to the backdrop paper to the extent that details like wrinkles of paper is visible. The next thing to do is proper lighting to ensure exposure on the backdrop matches that of your subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by song View Post
    I quite agree that time should not be spent on DIing. I remember the photographer using F4 lens. U probably need a F2.8 at least to blur out the background. I also agree that the lighting did not help as it enhance the visibility of the flaw in the paper.

    thanks man.. so many pros to help a newbie.
    song
    with using studio strobe, most probable shooting at f8~f16, want to shoot at f2.8, you need SB900 or 580 equivalent
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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    di artists should spend their time doing real work instead of correcting mistakes of photographers
    Wah I luv u...
    Otherwise although its still work, lesser & lesser portfolio...

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    Please help on these question? how do you do the gradient? choose what color and how many points do you recommend?

    thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by song View Post
    Hi Guys and Gals,

    Thanks. this is the best lesson i am learning for myself. Really good and appreciate your detail help.

    I am using PSE7. I am not very powerful in PS so i will need to clarify somethings mentioned:

    1. Do you using magnetic lasso to separate subjects from background?
    2. what is gradient fill? where to learn more about its effect on pic?
    3. where is the surface blur function in PS?


    thanks. Time to work on my own wedding photos liao.....
    song

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    not every studios have big enough space to place subject far away from the background, beside, paper backdrop will become wavy due to it own weight after some time........
    Actually this should be an important consideration when setting up a studio, that it must be long enough to isolate the subject from the backdrop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    di artists should spend their time doing real work instead of correcting mistakes of photographers
    totally agree bro.
    sigh.

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