View Full Version : Crowd Removal(WIP)

05 May 2005, 11:19 AM
I got this image from Morgue File ( and thought I would remove the crowd,cars, and other elements just for practice. This is still a work in progress so critques are welcome. Had to lower the res otherwise everyone would be looking at a 2560 x 1311 image lol



05 May 2005, 01:45 PM
A good start. To be honset these are the kind of jobs I hate doing but give me the most satisfaction when they are finished. Most of my life is spent doing hours of retouching that is designed to be unoticable, talk about job satisfaction. How many other careers are there where the less obvious the work, the better you are?

Anyway, as I said a good start. Some area look a little soft were people/cars have been patched but its hard to tell from this size image. Some tonal work is needed where the cars have been removed to match the new road into the existing road. Its amazing how careful curve work can 'bed' retouching.

The obvious test for this kind of thing is get somebody to look at the image at 100% and see if they can tell where things have been removed. If they can, then it needs work. I can spot a lot of areas just looking at the after pick that give away that its been retouched, but as you say its a WIP.

Once you've done this you should try doing a rig removal on a car shot. Its one of the toughest and time consuming things you can do in retouching.

05 May 2005, 04:38 PM
Another easy way to do this is to take two identical pictures a few seconds apart Then you have a sort-of Backstock of patching material to correct the image with.

Unfortunatly that's not usually an option as I am assuming you did not take this picture?

05 May 2005, 05:36 PM
Just a tip.. the new perspective tool in CS2 is excellent for that. It takes about 2 minutes to remove all pedestrians in a pic such as this one and the results are seamless !.

05 May 2005, 06:50 PM
I did use the perspective tool but I don't want to whipe out all the detail

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