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I'll be away for most of Thursday (Aussie time) (approx Wednesday evening USA time). So sorry about the short notice.  I'll catch up on all posts when I get back.  Damien.

Cindy Young

Replacing bkgrd behind Ryan and Jake

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I found your tutorial about "Replacing a background behind hair" in which the background is plain/flat.  Is there a tutorial I can follow to replace the background behind hair in which the background is NOT plain/flat?  I want to replace the drapes with the background in the upper right corner and retain the hair on babe and dad.

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Sorry, it can't be done.

You'd have to replace it all with the dark colour from the middle section of the background.  Even that would be a bit dodgy, but should be passable.

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May I have a 100% crop of Dad's hair where the dark section meets the light section of background?

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Gosh, you must have a heck of a camera.

Sorry, my bad.  700px won't be enough.  Could you take a 1500x1500 piece for me?

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Should I have taken the 700x700 crop from the small res file?  Anyway, here is the 1500x1500 from the original photo:

 

 

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So sorry about the delay.  I'm taking a look at this now, I'll get back to you shortly.

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Thank you!  Now, what do I do with the background that is still showing?  Leave it as is? Did I not select a dark enough solid color fill?

 

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It looks like you've chosen a solid-to-transparent gradient.  That's wrong.  It has to be all solid colours.

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I'm trying to find what I need to do to find the correct gradient.  I am gradient illiterate.  I use PSCC14.1.  Am I on the right path?  How do I get "all solid colors"?Screenshot 2016-05-24 18.11.47.png

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Just like finance and insurance, my brain does not want to wrap itself around gradients.

 

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1 hour ago, Cindy Young said:

Just like finance and insurance, my brain does not want to wrap itself around gradients.

 

Did you get it now? :)

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No, Samantha, I just ended up cloning over the background.  I looked at the link and the link inside the link.  Not something this 71-year-old brain could comprehend.

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This is the portion of the link that Damien gave you that answers the question of how to choose the correct type of gradient:

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Thank you, Christina.  That helps it not to be so overwhelming.  Maybe I will get the PSD back out and try it.  I appreciate your time.

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