Is possible to remove reflection from this image?

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    – Vincent
    Sep 17, 2014 at 13:08
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    Well, it's not as easy as just removing the reflections. Materials that don't reflect its surrounding have different properties so you have to decide what kind of material you are trying to mimic here. Or are you after a glossy material that reflects an empty white room or similar? Sep 17, 2014 at 13:17
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    It's a simple matter of tedious painting-in of what should have been there in an ideal photograph, which is why this sort of thing is usually handled in-camera (or, rather, at capture time) rather than in post-processing. Product photography is mostly about managing reflections. Sep 17, 2014 at 19:02

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Using Photoshop, a quick and dirty solution might be to:

  1. duplicate the image onto another layer over top of the original image
  2. on the new layer, select the part of the image you want to remove the reflections
  3. on the new layer, keeping your selection, blur the image (gaussian?)
  4. touch-up using masking and maybe go back and paint some highlights to make the material look a bit more reflective

I would try clone stamp tool then smoothing it off. Maybe add a red gradient after. Content aware maybe?

  • Can you please explain what the tool clone stamp tool is and how to use it. I guess you know that but please consider there could be people not knowing about what you are talking ...
    – Mensch
    Oct 3, 2014 at 16:25

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