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Photomanipulation 102 by Cobweb-stock Photomanipulation 102 by Cobweb-stock
The sequel to Photomanipulation 101: Basic Techniques. This is probably the last of the "basic" tutorials, with more advanced stuff to follow (maybe I can get a few "guest lecturers?") :)

This tutorial covers simple, quick and easy proportion adjustments (good for fixing the "fish eye" effects of small-aperture lenses), as well as basic instructions for cutting images out of their backgrounds. Special attention is given to "knocking out" and rebuilding hair in stock photos.

Stay tuned for advanced topic such as blending, weathering, and grunge effects (and whatever else I can come up with!)

EDIT: Also check out 's tutorial here, and while you're at it, give his gallery a well-deserved look!
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:iconstebev:
stebev Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
nice tutorial. Thanks a lot
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tamaraR Featured By Owner May 10, 2012   Digital Artist
I have featured your wonderful tutorial in my journal:[link] :)
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:iconbrains-beauty:
Brains-Beauty Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
To people who do KNOW how to photomanipulate!***

[link]
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:iconcuielrilwen:
CuielRilwen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I realize this is an old tutorial but it's still very good. The link to the former tut doesn't work tho.
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:iconthesober:
THESoBeR Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
great!
+fav for you help!
with that is more easy cut something!
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:iconmaymodelstock:
MayModelStock Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008   Photographer
good job on the manip
i'be got some stock
and I take request
if you are interested :)
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:iconaelianaqwidesigns:
AeliaNaqwiDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks.This was very informative and helpful.:hug:
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:iconlunebleu:
LuneBleu Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:wave:
Hey there!!

Your Tutorial is being featured on my News Article here: [link]
Thank you so much for sharing :aww:
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:iconjmg9789:
jmg9789 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
I want to learn but still confused. Can you help? ANyone. Please!
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:iconwebworm:
webworm Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
Thanks so much for this tutorial! :D
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:iconpaintershaven:
PaintersHaven Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
:wave: Featuring your tutorials in our club. Thank you for making such great resources.
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:iconcobweb-stock:
Cobweb-stock Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007   Photographer
Wow! Thank you so much! :blush:
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:iconpaintershaven:
PaintersHaven Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Your very welcome!
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:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Quite nice. :)
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Gabriella-Fraser Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
the bit about the hair really helped me! thanks :D
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:iconcobweb-stock:
Cobweb-stock Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007   Photographer
I'm glad it helped a bit! I completely forgot to mention using things like the airbrush set on "color" to help blend it better... ^^; Maybe I need to do a tutorial apocrypha? :giggle:
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SNAK-stock Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
Yarg, thanks for the mention bro I appreciate it. :)
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alienation Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm no master but I certainly have some tips and tricks, if you want me as a guest lecturer ;p
And love this tutorial, always nice to know how people do their stuff!
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RetroZombie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
I love learning how others do extractions. I've seen, I believe, about five distinct methods of doing it so far, and I've learned something from each one. In yours, I found the hair extraction particularly useful - I'll certainly be adding that to my arsenal of PS techniques! :)

And your use of the spherize filter is nifty, as well. :aww:

Thanks for posting this great tutorial! :thumbsup:
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:iconscarlette:
Scarlette Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006
Nice legs...
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:iconcobweb-stock:
Cobweb-stock Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006   Photographer
:rofl: Thank you!

I like them. If they were any shorter, they wouldn't reach the floor... ;)
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EveCrucifiX Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006
Great gams, you sexy thang, you! Awesome tutorial, thanks so much for making it available.
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:iconcobweb-stock:
Cobweb-stock Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006   Photographer
Ahaha... glad you approve! (Um, the tutorial, that is. ^^;) I hope it's useful...
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EveCrucifiX Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
very useful and thanks for sharing it... the tutorial that is.... :laughing:
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MelyannaM Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
Hahahah funny and very useful! :clap:
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:iconrelient-k:
Relient-K Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol...I find it hilarious that you referred to yourself as "she"...
:lmao:
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:iconcobweb-stock:
Cobweb-stock Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006   Photographer
:shrug: Seemed appropriate. It's kind of a telling thing that my characters outrank me in this stock-photography biz... :lmao:
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Relient-K Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha!
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:iconkatrinakay:
KatrinaKay Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
This is an excellent tutorial; it has tips to things I've been trying to figure out for ages (Parts 2 and 3 especially.)
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:iconthwan-condu:
Thwan-Condu Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
Hey little mama you lookin good, see you wanna play with a playa from the hood
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:iconcobweb-stock:
Cobweb-stock Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006   Photographer
Hey, my milkshake brings all the boys to my yard...

:paranoid:

...mostly because I'm crap at making lemonade. But they all love the milkshakes. Especially strawberry. Kids nowadays. :confused:
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RedBow Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
umn *cough* the image is so extremly blury i cant make a single word out.....
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Cobweb-stock Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006   Photographer
Eh? :confused: Which part are you referring to? The Photoshop screen captures? If so, you don't really need any of the text there. They just show what the different things done in the tutorial look like on-screen.

If it's the whole tutorial, I'm really puzzled. Maybe you're not viewing it at 100% size?
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RedBow Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
i am large viewing it but maybe i should save the picture aand look at it in picutre previww anyway
nvm
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Cobweb-stock Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006   Photographer
Which part is blurry -- is it the entire thing? (Should be a long page of text with several Photoshop screen caps)
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MissyStock Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006   Photographer
Thank you so much for making this! :clap:
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ceciliaiscrazy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
:#1: KABUKI!!! WHEEE!!!
You look very perrrrty...^-^
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Cobweb-stock Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006   Photographer
Heeeee, thanks! :blush: I love (well, okay - some) Kabuki. I want to make some "Oni" stock, but I haven't had a chance to make or track down the costuming, mask, and prosthetics (:evillaugh:).
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:iconceciliaiscrazy:
ceciliaiscrazy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
I made a miniature kabuki stage with a working rotating stage and hanamichi =D
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:iconcobweb-stock:
Cobweb-stock Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006   Photographer
:faint: I am so not worthy.
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itoshii-yume Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006   Writer
Beautiful job-- excellent use of photoshop tools. And, oh, yes, that is quite a good photo! The change of scenery makes the model seem that much better too...

I liked it very, very much.
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Cobweb-stock Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006   Photographer
Thank you! :) Changing a photo background can be cheaper and easier than "location shooting" sometimes, so even if you aren't specifically a photomanipulator, it's a handy skill to know. Actually, people have been doing that since the 1800's, although the technology has certainly improved... :lol:
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JesterHunter Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006   Digital Artist
The extract tool works rather well too, it just takes a little patience, as all background knockout methods. I've had good experiances with hair using it. Just a thought.
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Cobweb-stock Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006   Photographer
Thanks! *lockstock pointed that out to me as well. I think the real trick is to work patiently with whichever method you use, since not even the Extract filter is a perfect quick-fix. I will try to add a bit about the Extract filter to the tutorial. :nod:

Adobe also makes a program with the sole purpose of extracting images (I forgot the name... ^^;), but again it isn't a "one-step, no work, no waiting" method.
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JesterHunter Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006   Digital Artist
I have to say, you did a great job at matching the lighting between the original and the edited. That has always been knocking out a background's second biggest problem in my opinion. Kudos.
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Cobweb-stock Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006   Photographer
Thanks! That's fodder for its own tutorial, once I figure out how to actually do that... :lol:
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eqos Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006   Artisan Crafter
Hooray!
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:iconlongstock:
LongStock Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so useful, thank you!
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Cobweb-stock Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006   Photographer
By the way -- can I use your stock for a future tutorial?
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