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This weekend (Fri-Sun Aussie time) I'll be away with limited internet access. If you have images that need my help before next week, please post them soon.  Damien.

Suzoofam

Keep the chalk, lose the fence

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Hi Damien,

Years ago, I took all your classes and followed your group on facebook forever. I have been using what you taught ever since, but this has me stumped! 

On the left side of this photo, I would like to keep the chalk but have a black background. I have several images like this with different gymnasts. I know the answer may be, "get a wider backdrop" but this is what I have.  Hoping your photoshop genius has a easy-ish fix.

Using Adobe Photoshop 2021

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52 minutes ago, Suzoofam said:

I have been using what you taught ever since

You've forgotten the fundamentals like "Never work in Adobe RGB", so you should ask yourself how much else you've forgotten.

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LOL, I was just coming to change it. New computer and hadn't changed anything since reinstalling adobe photoshop. Adobe photoshop 2021. 

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no, the chalk was 2 different colors. In this case she threw pink and green.  Some other shots have different colored chalk. 

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Ah, I see.

I'm afraid there are no quick tricks for this.  You'll have to patiently use Levels to darken the too-light sections one at a time.  Then after that is done, do a "Stamp visible layer" (Ctrl Alt Shift E) on top of all the other layers, then edit out the remaining lines with clone or maybe some content aware fill.

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oooh fun, lol. Thank you! I'll work on a couple tonight and see how "worth it" it is!  I appreciate it!

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Well, I kinda "cheated" or "thought creatively" however you'd like to look at it. I fixed one image and used the chalk from that image and merged it with the gymnast in each of the other images. So the chalk is the same for each image, but since no one is going to be displaying the images next to each other, no one will be the wiser. :)

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