Saturday, August 8, 2009

Photoshop Fun: Missing Persons Report

On my bday, the adorable Megan accompanied my boys and I to the San Antonio Chinese (or Japanese, its really unclear) Tea Gardens for a photo safari. I took many many many pictures that I would love to share with you but here are a couple that I am especially proud of due to extensive editing...

The final picture:

The original:

After editing out her legs (it looks like a ghost was there):

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The final picture:

The original:

After editing (oh no, its the ghost of groundskeepers past):

Brandon says that I am trying to rewrite reality. In my defense, I am not. But so far none of my arguments hold weight so we'll just leave it at, "nuh-uh. am not!" I tried to use the zoo example from back in April but he says that I am still proving his point.

If you weren't checking my blog back then, here is a reminder:
This picture was made up of two pictures since we had such trouble getting all three kids to look decent in for ONE picture. I bet you can't tell which kid came from a different picture!

10 comments:

Just Breathe said...

Looks like a beautiful place to visit. Love the pictures. That editing is really interesting. I just shot the picture and hope it's a good one!

The Stiletto Mom said...

I wish I was smart enough to use photoshop. Bought the program, spent days trying to figure it out and gave up. I love that you put those two pictures together and you can erase people from the background. That would come in really handy! Cute pics, adorable boys. :)

for a different kind of girl said...

I think most forms of art involve rewriting reality. Every picture in every magazine you pick up is a retooled version of what the original picture represented.

I left my PR job before I had a chance to really tool around with Photoshop, and I really wish I was more skilled in it. As it is, I can only tweak my photos with the basics. I never got the hang of editing people in or out of photos, and you've got it done pretty seamlessly in that last shot.

I love the first shot of the boys with the sun dapples. You can imagine their minds whirring with thought!

kyooty said...

Well My parents have a photo in their livingroom where the smiles? well they may be from the other 20 takes or they might be all from that one shot?
My family pic that I have on my fb? same thing I didn't like my hubbie's smile so I asked for the smile from exibit A for Photo Z! :0

Pearl said...

I say: Good job! I like the first photo a lot! I would work the last one a little more. The top of G's head is a little rough. Try feathering or blur tool. I think there is something else called blend. Anywho, that's just my little constructive advice. : )

JennyMac said...

Oh, I love Photoshop! You have done a great job and could probably teach me a thing or two.

Lisadiana said...

great pics!

Mrsbear said...

You are a genius with the photo editing. Wow. Personally I don't think you're altering reality as much as you are just tidying it up for posterity. ;) So in the final picture which kid came from a different photo? I'm guessing your older son.

Casey said...

You're a kickass photo editor. I love it when we combine several pics to get all the kids (mine and their cousins) smiling. Otherwise, we'd have nothing..

Krista P said...

You never cease to amaze me! These are incredible. SOmetimes, in pictures, re-writing reality is best (rolling my eyes at Brandon - he's giving the French a bad name).

Miss you.