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How do I remove unwanted people from an old B&W photo?


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I am trying to remove two people from the background of this old B&W photo of my Grandpa and Great Uncle. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get them out and keep the photo looking realistic? I don't mind changing the background, I just can't figure out and easy way to get this done, aside from zooming in really close, cutting them out, and pasting them on another background. I just don't know how realistic this will look.

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Hi br7332, welcome to the forum.

It's going to take time. The more time you spend the better it will look.

First read this tutorial: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/13796- That should get the bulk of the two other guys removed.

Cleanup Tools: I'd look at either the magic wand :MagicWandTool: to remove and continuous areas that are superfluous or the Eraser :EraserTool: .

For cleaning up the edges I'd use Feather Plugin and/or AA's assistant from dpy's plugin pack.

Finally, Clone Stamp tool :CloneStampTool: to replace the background.

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