The key to editing photos is the clone
tool. But just cloning stuff over the unperson
's face is not sufficient. You must hand edit the pixel
s so that it is not obvious that it is cloned. Another good strategy is to clone, and then change the cloned areas to have about 5% transparency (95% opacity), and throw a rough texture
underneath. Above all, follow the principle that if you can see any of the original lines, they can too. If you're stuck for ideas of what to replace the unperson
with, try flipping the picture left-to-right. It will give you a whole new perspective on the scene. Don't forget to flip it back - there's nothing worse than a mole on the wrong cheek.
Actually, it's not always evil
to edit photos. For example, some of the photos I took of Renn Fayre 2000
had, say, people's heads in the way of stuff. Removing the heads is time-consuming, but leads to much better pictures, artistically
. Just don't lie about it. That would be lame.