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    I know what I'd call it ...
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    Thanks for coming to visit my new site! I know this is a big change from my Ask Damien facebook page, but I hope you'll grow to like it. My aim is to ensure the highest quality answers to your questions, with none of the distracting chit-chat of social media. Feel free to look around and once you've joined up, start asking me questions. Reply below and let me know what you think of the new place!
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    Hi there, I get a lot of the backgrounds from Etsy. I just search the particular theme I’m looking for and then I go from there. I sometimes also add more to an image myself and use overlays etc that I purchase through Etsy as well. So your first step is to find your digital image that you like. I haven’t used any tutorials I have just taught myself so I can’t help you there sorry. Then I photograph my subject on a black background or a white background depending on the digital background I have purchased. If it’s a darker background I go with black if it’s lighter white. Remember to make sure your lighting matches your background. Once you have your image of your subject add it to the digital background as Damien has linked above and mask out the unwanted areas. Next step is to get that size correct so it looks most realistic. Then it’s your levels and skin work. Once that’s all done I add shadows which plays a big role it getting it to look like the person is actually in the photo. Hope this helps and good luck they are loads of fun to create.
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    Phew! Glad you like it. Let me try to explain my steps ... The Patch Tool is the best way to get rid of the bulk of the strap, but as I've said before, it works best on "islands" - that is, smaller chunks of strap with "ocean" (skin) all around them. So the first step is to duplicate the Background layer and use the clone tool to carefully chop the strap into sections: Then use the Patch Tool to get rid of the sections. Drag around one and drag it to a nearby clean section of skin: Hopefully, this will fill the patch with seamless skin: Keep on repeating this ... ... until it's all clear: Then add a blank layer, and clone out the area where the strap runs under the fabric. Clone further than necessary: Then add a mask to that layer and mask it carefully: (More info here.) Finally, add a blank layer and use the eyedropper tool to sample some lighter-coloured fabric, then add a Solid Color layer of that colour. Put the layer on "Lighten" blend mode: Add a black mask to that layer, then very patiently paint on to the dark areas of the tulle with a low opacity brush (5-10%) until it is sufficiently disguised.
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    Well, I look forward to seeing lots and lots of your photos in the Deluxe Posting Area as soon as you can.
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    Well, feel free to post any time you need my help.
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    You gave me these dimensions, but the file in your screenshots is definitely not that shape. Please can you give me the correct dimensions pronto?
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    To avoid colour shifts, I use Ctrl-Shift-U to desaturate the layer before running the filter on it.
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    I don't know how to answer your question. 2019 was perfect for me ... but so is 2020. So I don't know if my experience will translate to your computer.
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    I have been putting up with this since the end of June so thank you. I greatly appreciate your help with this.
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    Yeah, it'll sharpen up beautifully.
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    Gosh, great work getting rid of the brown dog!!! Well done. Now, regarding plausibility, the fox is too bright. I'd add a Hue/Saturation layer immediately above the fox layer, and clip it thereto. Then lower the Lightness slider a bit (maybe to about -15?).
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    With a gradient. I did a quick one, but of course the masking will need to be MUCH more precise than this. Download PSD
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    Okey dokey. I have to go out for a while, and I'll help you out when I get back. In the meantime, please post some more white balance photos in class.
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    Well, the usual approach. Some liquify, followed by Handyman. Liquify to suck in the sides, like this: Layers would look like this:
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    No, that's not the crop tool, that's the marquee tool.
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