Removing Woman from Scene

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Shelley called me about having the woman from this photo removed. The photo was of a couple and their children taken over 10 years ago. Since then the man and his wife had split up. Shelley thought the photo of just the father and 2 kids would make a great gift. The hardest part of doing these sorts of jobs is making the changes look seamless, a person should be able to look at the photo and not notice anything out of the ordinary.

The difficult part of this one was redoing the man’s face where his wife had previously been leaning against. This was rebuilt along with the shirt. The boy was shifted over with shadow detail added. The man’s fingers had to be fixed where he had been holding his wife’s hand. The hand holding the boy on the back was lowered slightly to reflect the boy was closer to his father. Finally the background was added in to fill in where the boy had been previously. All in all a very difficult job to get exactly right, but Shelley thought the final result looked great. It was printed to a 500mm x 600mm size.

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