Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Removing unwanted background elements, part of Photoshop CS5: Athletic Retouching Projects.
In this project we'll be working on this photograph of this professional athlete…as he is sprinting on an indoor track.…What I want to do here is simply clean the image up a bit, work a little bit on…color and tone, and also add a bit of motion.…So first, let's copy the Background layer by pressing Command+J on a Mac.…That's Ctrl+J on Windows.…Let's name this new layer clean up.…Here what we're going to do is some real simple cleanup work.…I want to remove these roof elements up here.…To do so, select the Lasso tool.…
Go ahead and click and drag to select this area.…Then press Shift+F5 key.…That opens up the Fill dialog.…What we want to do is fill this with Content-Aware. Click OK.…Here is where Photoshop will do its magic…and really removes all of those elements.…Next, you can choose Select and then Deselect.…So again, pretty simple background clean up, but nonetheless, kind of a nice…little touch there in regards to clean up the background.…Now if you ever do that, notice you have a little bit of a line or an edge,…
- Creating and combining multiple exposures
- Repositioning subjects
- Enhancing color and tone
- Removing unwanted background elements
- Simplifying with selections
- Improving composition with cropping
- Toning with the High Dynamic Range (HDR) Pro toolset
- Enhancing eyes
- Changing shape and sculpting muscles with Liquify
- Increasing height
- Sharpening and creating final layer comps
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Fashion Retouching Projectswith Chris Orwig4h 30m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Portrait Retouchingwith Chris Orwig11h 2m Intermediate
1. Outdoor Portrait
5. Gym Workout
8. Indoor Track Sprint
9. Enhancing Strength
10. Surfer Portrait
11. Underwater Portrait
13. Father and Son Portrait
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