(Closed) Fingerprint tree screw-up

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 46
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

If you hate it, scan the picture in high res and cover the area you don’t  like it with a white shape in photoshop or similar program. Then print it out and put your figure prints back in the middle. 

Post # 47
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012


dtwirler:  Could you print a wedding picture of you and Darling Husband and put it over that space?  I think it would look like the tree was drawn to frame the picture if you trim it right, and then put your prints towards the bottom with your names.

Post # 48
178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

dtwirler:  I’m the same way. I wouldn’t be able to find the ‘funny’ in it. We’ve ordered a tree for our wedding – of course the one I like on Etsy has to come from SPAIN. It’s expensive and the reason for the tree is because we want something that we can put on the wall and see everyday. This is exactly what I’m worried about happening. It’s a shame that someone would do that to yours. I don’t really have any advice! Just commiserating. 🙂

Post # 49
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think it gives it character. You’ll always have that story about crazy Aunt Ali who made a blob of fingerprints on your tree. Without the variations and imperfections of these types of things they’re just like everyone else’s. What a potentially great story to tell your children! 


I’m with the other bees who say to wait before altering it. Give it time…you just got married! Congrats by the way 🙂 see if it grows on you and if not, you’ve got tons of options to “fix” it.

Post # 50
2863 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’d be PISSED. Honestly? My eye went right to it, it’s pretty obvious. I wouldn’t hang that as is. 

Post # 51
295 posts
Helper bee

leave it.

Post # 52
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

The partial handprint on the bottom would bother me more than what Aunt Ali did! 

Post # 53
4691 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY


Post # 54
4656 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ahahaha I’d be so mad, I’d probably paint white over it and then redo our prints and then frame it REAL PROMINENT in my living room and invite her over and make sure she saw that I deleted her stupid thumb!!

Post # 55
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I can understand why you would be upset. That looks like she was being spiteful.

As others have mentioned, get a high quality scan of the full image (highest resolution you can), then get someone who knows their way around Photoshop to edit it for you.  That way the hand print can get cleaned up, the ink that was covered by the gray thumbprints that are hard to read can be slightly darkened, and your aunt can have a single tiny fingerprint and tiny text off to one side.  Then print the whole thing on a nice canvas print or a photo for framing.

But yeah, I can see why you would want this fixed. And really its the same as photoshopping out a stain if you had dropped cake on your dress. 

Post # 56
866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m not sure how many guests you had – this site just loads way too long to look at the full picture. 

But if it really bothers you so much, why don’t you get your friends and family to sign a new tree? 

It will take time, but whenever you have guests over or even if you’re going somewhere, you can have them add their thumb. 

it may We’ll be a logistical nightmare, but you’d have your picture the way you want as you could instruct everyone specifically where to leave their prints. 

You can just tell people, it got lost it sth happened to it as it apparently was still kept at the venue after  you left. 

Post # 57
3209 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

The full picture doesn’t look too bad, though I understand that this may get on your nerves every time you look at it.

I’d do what others have suggested, which is to keep the original but have a high res scan altered, printed, and framed for display.

In a few years, this will be funny. Assuming your aunt is quite a bit older than you are, she won’t be here forever. When she passes, you can look back on this and laugh over her silliness.

Post # 58
662 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Sorry you’re upset OP, but I think it is hilarious. Your asked your guests to leave their mark and Auntie Ali did just that. If it is the worst thing you’ve had to deal with throughout wedding planning, etc you should count yourself lucky.

Post # 59
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

LoveBugBee:  You asked your guests to leave t heir mark and Auntie Ali did just that.


Post # 60
8146 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

We had a finger print tree as well. Some people thought it would be clever to create lady bugs and birds and full photos using their finger prints. It annoyed me at first, but now I find it funny. When I show it to people I always say, “find uncle joe’s print”.. and they laugh because its funny now. Maybe you could bright up yours and your husbands prints? Draw a circle around them? Bring more attention to them?  I think the whole thing is pretty as a whole!

BUT… that being said I wouldnt like it.  I am a graphic designer/photoshop guru. If you were to scan it, or take a high res photo of it, I could remove the prints for you. And transfer her print and signature to any branch you wanted. PM me if you’d like!

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