Refuses to remove 'Ghost Face'

So have you ever had that situation where you remove a person, but then Topaz decided it just wants to keep the person’s Ghostly face after removing the person’s torso. Ok next step I try to remove the ‘Ghostly Face’. Well, it fades slightly, but still there. hmm

This has happened to me two or three times… now.

Solution for now is: I need to help it along by copy and pasteing some other similar pixels over the face… Then use the remove feature to AI-Fill or remove any errant pixels that look out of place.

However, the intelligence, if we want to call it that, should not be so ‘Arrogant’ as to want to keep a face, especially when there is no torso to go with it, and I’m painting over only it.

I’ve included the picture example. The rock-blanket was also created by Topaz AI, and I was ok with that, and gonna keep that as part of the photo.

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I dropped two files… The original Tiff file that is a ‘Composite’ ‘Focus-Merged’ file. I had no-problem removing the remnants of a child over the ‘glowing-snail’. It converted the ‘invisible-man’ wearing the poncho into the ‘Rock-Blanket’… that was fine. Each of these I did as separate removal requests. I think I tried to make changes to the railing too. The 2nd jpeg mage is what I called the final image. As I said in my first post… In order to remove ‘Ghost-Face’… I had exported the image that you see in my first post (well except for in TIFF format) Because I always keep my edits in that format. That one that still had ‘Ghost-Face’… then I copied some squares of pixels that I thought should match the area. Then put the image back in Topaz-AI. Stopped the ‘AI’ processing… and went straight to the ‘Remove-Feature’. And then smooth’d out the area in question again. This time I smoothed out the area where the face was. Then finished processing the photo with another tool. That eventually became the final-image jpeg.

it’s no award winning shot. But I shouldn’t have to work so hard either. I’m one of those obsessed people. People don’t understand why I work so hard on each photo. I dunno they are my babies. And these are not even ‘Shutterstock’ posts, or anything that people are paying me for.

Edit: Oh on your #3 instruction above: The original tiff I did let topaz process it’s AI functions. I usually don’t, until after I’m done with the ‘Remove’ process, but this time I remember letting it go. Not sure if this makes a difference with ‘Ghost Face’ that means, that ‘Sharpen’ and ‘Face-AI’ was turned on. Then I removed the ‘Face’ anyway. well tried to. And eventually did, my way.