Walking, Leaping and Praying

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I like the way she is lit from the front, and the depth of field. I can feel her emotion, even though I have no idea what she is doing.
It was at a campsite. When I saw her walking, leaping, singing, praying and reading her Bible, I grabbed my camera to take this snap. Yes, it was early morning and she was facing the sun.
 
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Nice.
Have you considered adding a bit at the bottom so her foot isn't so close to the margin?
I know what you mean Lew. I wish I had more space. The bottom is uncropped. I felt uncomfortable snapping this ( i did not want to appear invading her privacy just in case she noticed) so I kind of rushed the framing.
 
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This would be super easy to add more grass using content aware fill. If you're not familiar with that, I'd be happy to walk you through it.
 
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I'm on an iPad while supervising shower time so I am hobbled.
If you have Skype I can show you tomorrow evening (I'm on the east coast) or I can put screen clips and text in this thread tomorrow sometime.

Very easy, PS does it all.
 
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I'm on an iPad while supervising shower time so I am hobbled.
If you have Skype I can show you tomorrow evening (I'm on the east coast) or I can put screen clips and text in this thread tomorrow sometime.

Very easy, PS does it all.
Screen clips is preferred Lew. At least I can go back to it a few times if I need to. Thanks again. I'm looking forward to the tutorial.
 
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There are multiple ways of doing just about everything in Photoshop but I'll demo the Content-Aware Fill just because its so neat.

With the image open in PS, select the CROP tool and click on CLEAR
This will release the edges of the tool so that they can be pulled to any dimension.

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By default the image will be enclosed by the CROP FRAME

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Now put the curson on the little bar in the center of the bottom (the bar will turn into a little double headed up and down arrow.)
Hold the left mouse button down and pull that margin down to give you some space.

The image will look like this (approximately).
Release the cursor button and press carriage return and now you have that extra space you need to fill.
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So we have just the background layer extended and we want to fill that with real grass.
(Planting seed and waiting is too slow.)

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I don't want to work on the background for reasons that will be obvious later.
I'll use the rectangular marquee tool to select a good piece of the image

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Use the marquee tool (left click on mouse to anchor then drag the shape across and let it loose.
The marching ants will show what you have selected

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Now hold the Control and press C - that will copy the area enclosed by the ans.
Now hold the Control and press V - that will paste the selection as a new layer

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Now click on the eye to the left of the background layer so it becomes invisible.
When the eye is turned off, that layer becomes invisible also.

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The Content-Aware Fill uses the objects in the adjaced areas to create the new fill so I want to remove anything that might get used.
So use the eraser tool to edit out content that you don't want to be included in the calculations.

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Adjust the size of the tool to suit.

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After erasing the parts we don't want included - BUT ONLY ONLY THE NEW LAYER, we are ready to fill the new extension. (forgive the liitle bleb I left inadvertently. I didn't notice until I totally finished.)

Use the same marquee tool to select mostly the area to be filled.

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In the top Menu click on Edit>Fill and a little box will pop up
Be certain that Content-Aware is selected and then click on OK

and there it is all filled. (If it doesn't look good, just redo the edit fill part.)

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Now click on the eye next to the background layer to make it visible again.
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Now go to Layer in top menu, select one of the merge options and click on it.

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And there it is.
One layer with the extension.

(you could keep it as two layers, I just did the merge so you could see it.)

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There are other ways but this is very quick and works especially well where the area to be added has intricate texture like grass.
You could use clone stamp or select and copy a section of grass and move it into the empty space but those have their own weaknesses in a situation like this, mostly matching the pattern and color and hiding the join.
 

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