Anyone who knows me knows I love photoshop. I can spend hours and hours and still more hours photoshopping. I know no moderation! Photoshopping all night and late into the wee hours of the morning is a regular occurrence. I never wake up with a photoshop hangover. Yes, I love it that much.
Here is a quick edit of Spike McGruff the Boston from a recent location scouting model shoot for a pet photography workshop in Wellington with the rest of the Pet Posse. Spike was absolutely adorable and he was a dream to photograph. In this picture, I removed the lead and swapped his head. In the first shot, Spike’s body position was better, but he had a connection with the camera in another. This was easily fixed by blending the two pictures together.
Inspite of a complicated background, the edit itself was relatively straight forward . I used the clone stamp tool and carefully recreated the grasses in behind Spike. Then I robbed his head from a different picture. I use layers and layer masks to achieve this and make it pretty much invisible.
nb: I go into depth with this method during the Pet Posse workshops