After Before Friday
This week for the After Before Friday Forum. I chose a photo I took the other day. This older Alpha Romeo was in Carefree along with all the other Italian sports cars I showed on Tuesday.
This is the after photo.
It was hard to get good images because the cars were parked close together, and the background was busy.
This is the original photo.
I started in Lightroom by adding a preset I have that gives it a vintage feel. The background was way to distracting, so I took the photo to photoshop. I am in no way an expert on getting rid of stuff in a photo. I played around with different brushes, and things in photoshop, but I wasn’t happy. If I really knew how to delete a background, this might have looked different.
I ended up using the healing brush. I first used it in Create texture mode, and that blurred everything out. I then went through with Content aware mode, and just cleaned it up a little. I liked the street, minus the line, so left that alone. I then added a dark vignette to the corners.
I was pretty happy with the end result.
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