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Old 01-05-2007, 03:00 AM
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Fixing hair

Hello everyone,

I was wondering if anyone had some good photoshop 7 tips for fixing frizzy hair. I want to enhance the texture and darkness of the hair in the attached photo. Ideally I would like the color and consistency of the whole head of hair to match the strands immediately behind her right ear. Basically, darker, thicker, glossier is what I'm going for. Thanks.
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:29 AM
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Re: Fixing hair

Very pretty girl!
In trying to darken the hair I dup. layer, layer mode to multiply, masked out the rest of her..then painted (very light spray paint) in some dark areas over her left ear and around the hair outside edges. Then once I got the hair where I liked it I cleaned up the skin a little, mellowed out the sheen on the forehead and nose. ran a curve to lighten the image a little.

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Old 01-05-2007, 01:02 PM
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Re: Fixing hair

Ok, at the risk of sticking my foot in my mouth...why would you want to fix her hair? I think she is beautiful the way she is. Her smile is bright. Her eyes are delightful, sweet, and intelligent. Her expression is joyful and mischievous at the same time. The only thing I might work on is the overexposure at the top of the photo; you know, even things out a bit more across the board.

Just my humble two cents worth. But since you asked. All I did was a levels adjustment with the bottom 2/3 or so of the picture blacked out. I hope this helps.

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Old 01-06-2007, 11:25 PM
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Re: Fixing hair

This is my try. Duplicated layer and used the degrunge method as found in the tutorial on this site. Also, used the burn tool to darken the hair a little more. The blown out sky still needs some work.

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Old 01-07-2007, 01:29 AM
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Re: Fixing hair

I think it needs some adjustments only, like:
Exposure, levels, noise removal, curves …
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Last edited by chillin; 01-07-2007 at 11:09 AM. Reason: Lens correction applied (thx Panpan)
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Old 01-07-2007, 08:26 AM
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Re: Fixing hair

Restoring contrast lost to lens flare made the hair darker and more alive.

The wide angle made her head balloon. I corrected that with the lens distortion filter.

The blue car was distracting.

The collar is more in focus than the eyes. Your camera may be back-focusing. Do some tests to see if this was only a one-time issue. I sharpened the eyes only to minimize this problem.
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Old 01-07-2007, 10:02 AM
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Re: Fixing hair

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The wide angle made her head balloon. I corrected that with the lens distortion filter.

The blue car was distracting.

The collar is more in focus than the eyes. Your camera may be back-focusing. Do some tests to see if this was only a one-time issue. I sharpened the eyes only to minimize this problem.
Thanks Panpan for the great post.
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Old 01-07-2007, 10:46 AM
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Re: Fixing hair

Did a really quick job on this
1/ duplicated layer
2/ erased everything but background and hair.
3/ set layer mode to duplicate
4/ colour adjustment to remove blue tint
5/ used burn tool to even out hair contrast.
6/ flattened and resized image, and posted it here
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:12 PM
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Re: Fixing hair

Good job.
"3/ set layer mode to duplicate"....I think you mean multiply?
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Old 01-07-2007, 07:56 PM
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Re: Fixing hair

Thank you all for the very helpful suggestions. I think I will attempt to replicate Panpan's method. Any other comments are more than welcome. Thanks again.
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