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Old 01-24-2008, 07:31 AM
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Re: Extracting hair - Please help!

Of course, that can be said about any technique in Photoshop. That is why it is good to know multiple techniques.
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:34 AM
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Re: Extracting hair - Please help!

If you have the money or do this alot..Fluid Mask is a GREAT program that works as a stand alone or plugin for Photoshop!!!!
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Old 01-25-2008, 01:57 PM
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Re: Extracting hair - Please help!

I fully second Fluid Mask...it's superb for hair! My boss Bill Simone uses it a lot for his composite photo work (http://www.billsimonephotography.com/). The only bad thing is it's a bit pricey, so determine if it'll have any value to you. Their site is www.vertustech.com
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:43 PM
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Re: Extracting hair - Please help!

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I fully second Fluid Mask...it's superb for hair! My boss Bill Simone uses it a lot for his composite photo work (http://www.billsimonephotography.com/). The only bad thing is it's a bit pricey, so determine if it'll have any value to you. Their site is www.vertustech.com
can point out an image with hair that you used it for?..i've played around with it but have been less than thrilled with the results so far...
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:25 PM
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Re: Extracting hair - Please help!

Certainly, there's a blog entry at this page: http://billsimonephotography.com/wordpress/?p=28 which shows the before and after photo of a girl with fly-away hair put on a different background. While you can't see the hair as clearly in that photo, I've attached one that you can definitely see how well it worked.
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:24 PM
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Re: Extracting hair - Please help!

the boxing sample has some nice contrast between the hair and background, if i sent you a file do you think you would have time to use fluid mask on it?
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:07 AM
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Sure, although I won't get to work on it until Monday if that's alright. You can send it to shana@simoneassociates.com if it's not too large
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:19 PM
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that would be great, i'll just post it to flickr and give you the link..thanks
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:50 PM
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Re: Extracting hair - Please help!

I use Fluid Mask regularly for extracting hair from backgrounds...when its working... it works real great...I can even get individual strands of hair cutting out with no fringing. There are other times when the background and the hair are almost indesquishable...and in that case...almost nothing is going to help. I have made up a set of Hair Brushes of single strands and groups of strands that can be added in to places where the hair cut out is damaged. Sometimes you have to cheat to get good looking hair...but is terriblt challenging to get perfect. Fluid Mask does the best job of any software I have used to date.

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Old 02-22-2008, 12:55 PM
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Re: Extracting hair - Please help!

how does it compare to Knockout?
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