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Old 08-07-2006, 10:42 AM
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Help removing facial hair?

This is my first post on this site--been a web developer for past 7 years and hoping make career change to retoucher very soon. In the attached image, one of 7 shots of the same girl w/varying looks, she has a very hairy face. My objective is to make her face smooth but real looking. Any advice on how to remove much facial hair? Original image is MUCH larger so the hair is much more visible. Thanks in advance...
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Old 08-07-2006, 11:30 AM
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Hi there

You may try the Katrin technique to remove beard shadow from men.

You duplicate the background

Apply a dust/scratch filter until the hair is gone.

Define a pattern of the whole picture

Undo the dust/scratch filtering

Set healing brush to pattern and aligned…choose your newly made pattern of the picture.

Reduce the duplicate layer opacity to 50 percent.

Then just brush where needed.

Butch
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:02 PM
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I use a similar method...

i run the Dust & Scratches filter at these settings,

Dupe the original layer,

Radius: 6

Threshold: 7

Add a hide all mask to that layer, and paint over the hair spots with a white brush.
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:41 PM
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I think you both did a great job, but I am especially impressed with KR's. I wonder if Ro's de-grunging would work as well?

Ill try it out and post.
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:02 PM
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Nope - your technique is best. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:15 PM
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Thanks so much for the feedback. One problem, when I tried KR's version on the full sized image, the hair especially on the chin and upperlip are not really being fully concealed. It worked great on the nose, however. I did it also with the healing brush but that made it somewhat plastic-y. Any other suggestions?
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:17 PM
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did you try increasing the settings on the larger file size?
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:23 PM
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This is what I got after, think the chin looks fake. Anyone agree?
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:26 PM
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How about the good old d&b on each hair to remove them?
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:57 PM
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hey daviskw, the method you sent works great for the larger file size and the skin still looks real. This site is amazing, thank you all so much for the help!
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