Touch-Up Tuesday: My Christmas Tree
The current Captivus Living Photoshop Challenge prompt is using the clone stamp tool. This tool is really great for removing unwanted objects, cleaning up backgrounds, etc. So, I thought I’d try using the clone stamp tool (along with my arsenal of background removing techniques) on the SOOC shot below of MY Christmas tree.
IMG_0154 RS
ISO 6400, f/4.5, 1/40

I’ve got this great spot between our front living room and dining room, and position right in line’s eye of our front door for our Christmas tree. I’m sure I could have moved the chair on the right out of the way…I could have even taken down the artwork, but if you’re like me…you’re either too lazy or too busy to remove that kinda thing during shooting. Granted, it’s much easier to remove during shooting than trying to remove it in post-processing, but I wouldn’t get to share my use of the clone stamp right now if I just removed it from the picture. 

My edit below is by no means perfect, but I am pleased with it. In addition the clone stamp tool, I used the healing tool, my background replacement technique that I shared HERE and the paint bucket/brush tools. I also used a combination of Pioneer Woman’s Seventies action, Amy McMaster’s Berries N’ Cream action and Everyday Elements Florida action for a more vintage look.
My Christmas Tree RS
I know the photography purist will prefer the SOOC shot, but I am pleased with my final edit.

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