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Image editing for an absolute beginner

  1. Spacey Gracey profile image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 7 years ago

    I've looked on Google, I've looked on HP, I've checked the forums......

    Help me please.

    I need to edit a person out of a photo. I thought it would be easy to cover them with a copy of the background as it is just a wall, then maybe blur it a bit. I have found loads on online image editors, and uploaded the image. But then I just get totally stuck.

    I really need to learn how to do this stuff.

    Where should an absoloute beginner begin?

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      Amie Warrenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You will need something with a clone brush to "wipe out" the person and replace it with the background. Not sure about online image editors, but I believe paint.net has that option, and it's free. You just have to download something from Microsoft to run it.

    2. sunforged profile image74
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      get GIMP

      http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gimp-w … etup-1.exe

      learn this rather simple technique

      http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q … l&aq=f

      im not sure cloning brushes are available with any other free tool

  2. shazwellyn profile image43
    shazwellynposted 7 years ago

    I think you might be able to do something at photobucket.com .  Give it a play and see what you think?

  3. Anna Marie Bowman profile image91
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 7 years ago

    I don't know about free editing software, or programs that do it. I use Photoshop, and it's pretty easy.

  4. Spacey Gracey profile image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 7 years ago

    I knew you lot would be able (and willing) to help. Thanks. I will invest some time in playing about with GIMP, and I'll take a look at the others too.