I have purchased this stock image:
I wish to extend the pebble background substantially, to fill the image around 4x wider, keeping the same height.
So far I've tried:
There must be a combination of the thousands of tools in Photoshop or CS5 that will help me do this much faster.
Any suggestion, blogs, guides or tutorials for this are welcome and appreciated.
If it were me, I'd find a photo of gravel that was similar to the background of that image. Then extract the turtles from the original image and place them on the other (larger) background image, recreating shadows as necessary.
Extracting the turtles and using a separate background image will provide much better results than trying to extend that limited background, especially due to the complex, subtle, variations in the gravel.