A medium resolution photograph of two birds against a grassland background is required to be digitally manipulated into a simulation of a traditional book illustration. Main grassland features in the foreground and middle distance must be retained but all background and any features in bokeh are to be removed and replaced with a white or transparent surface. The ground beneath the birds must be substantially retained but parts may need to be removed or manipulated to comply with what follows. The edges of the illustration must fade into the white or transparent background and the entirety of the illustration should be shaped into an oval or other suitable 'organic' shape (in other words, it must not remain rectangular). The source image, an example desired hand-painted end-effect image, and an example of an illustration plate are attached.
Please get in touch if you are an experienced photo editor or digital artist who would be interested in this short project.