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    Question Calling photoshop gurus.

    I did a shoot the other day of this charming, very active young dog , and consequently one of my favourite shots managed to nip off his front paw.... which is right at the edge of the shot.
    I was thinking it may be possible to extend the canvas a bit, then clone some of his other paw to replace it?
    I am not sure how to go about it though, anyone know how to or know of a tutorial which would show me ?

    Thanks in advance if you can help.
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    Have you got shots with the paw in?
    I would extend the canvas and then layer merge the paws from another shot then do some really fine brush work / clone stamp to merge it in.

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    Yep, increase canvas size, make a selection of the other foot, flip it (so he doesnt have two right feet), then place the selection carefully over the missing bit, and do some blending to ensure the join works well.
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    Agree with the above Lani, detail missing on both paws in this pic, one due to the crop/comp the other due to the material the pup is resting on. Any pics with whole paws in similar positions, lighting?
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    Thanks gurus.

    Have had a bit of a play, but might wait until tomorrow, it's going to take a bit of patience. The other images with his bits, I mean paws, included, are from different perspectives and positions.

    Here's a first attempt.... am I on the right track, if you don't pixel peep? I know it needs to be more accurate, it's a mix of selection and cloning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Yep, increase canvas size, make a selection of the other foot, flip it (so he doesnt have two right feet), then place the selection carefully over the missing bit, and do some blending to ensure the join works well.
    At the risk of a "me too": this will work.

    I recently added an eye to a damaged photo this way. It wasn't that hard and worked well.

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneB View Post
    At the risk of a "me too": this will work.

    I recently added an eye to a damaged photo this way. It wasn't that hard and worked well.

    Regards
    The only problem is that the foot in shot is a bit further back so the size is different, how do I get it to fit without distorting it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lani View Post
    The only problem is that the foot in shot is a bit further back so the size is different, how do I get it to fit without distorting it?
    • Select the complete paw

    • Make a new layer by copy

    • Flip it horizontally

    • Move it into place

    • Resize, etc after hitting CTRL-T


    Easy!

    Regards

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    Thanks Shane, will give it a go. Appreciate your reply.

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