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Old 11-22-2006, 05:21 PM
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Wow, thanks everybody, I am just amazed about the level of expertise shown here, and about how helpful you people are!! You have been of enourmous help

Special thanks to Ying, who was kind enough to help me directly with the original file, achieving a result I would have only dreamed of.

I am attaching a sample of the file she sent me.

Now I just need your help guys on how to make the hair look natural again on the photo - and to restore the original color, particularly on the left side. Sorry for my ignorance, but I'm so lost with that too...
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Old 11-22-2006, 06:32 PM
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Re: Help removing complex hair from crazy background

That last one you did looks goog.
What helps with hair is to smudge fly-away hair in...
If you set the brush to shape dynamis control: fade
Works like a champ..or use a pen instead of a mouse.

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Old 11-23-2006, 07:20 AM
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Re: Help removing complex hair from crazy background

Great image Lasa!

Can you please elaborate on what you did to fix the hair, so I can reproduce the result with my full resolution photo? Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-23-2006, 07:41 AM
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Re: Help removing complex hair from crazy background

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I used the green channel to start then used levels and overlay brushes.
butch, what is an 'overlay brush'?
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Old 11-23-2006, 09:45 AM
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Re: Help removing complex hair from crazy background

Hi Craig

I just set a brush blendmode to overlay... somewhere from 20 to 50 percent. It helps to separate black and white the same way as dodge and burn does but a little stronger.

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Old 11-23-2006, 10:12 AM
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Re: Help removing complex hair from crazy background

butch, ok thanks. thought that's what you meant, but just wanted to make sure. whenever i read anything photoshop, i have to convert to psp and it's not always easy
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Old 11-24-2006, 10:30 PM
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Re: Help removing complex hair from crazy background

I cut out the hair like everybody else..but once you have it extracted as well as possible, simply grab the smudge tool with a small 1-2 px size, lower the opacity then smudge out the hair to form fly away strands.

On the example (sorry it came out so small) I cleaned the hair on the left side, until it was smooth like an extract..then added all the fly-away from the crown down. I think it helps sell the extract.
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