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Old 10-11-2011, 05:54 AM
shizam1 shizam1 is offline
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Hairy situation ( ha ha )

So, I've gotten a lot better at skin retouching, but I can never figure out how to get rid of hair that goes onto skin! If it's a strand or two, I can do clone or heal without too much difficulty, but whenever there is too much of it, like in the image below around her chin, I just can't seem to find a solution that works.

Healing tool smears, clone tool doesn't look right. Frequency separation doesn't do much for me either.

I usually have the same problem for large amounts of hair that go onto a background that is changing in lightness, but for that I usually make a new background that is very similar, and mask out the hair to reveal the new background.

Any tips/advice?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shizam1...n/photostream/
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:21 AM
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Re: Hairy situation ( ha ha )

I have had good luck with doing a split frequency technique and cloning on the high frequency layer in darken or lighten blending modes.

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Old 10-11-2011, 08:24 AM
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Re: Hairy situation ( ha ha )

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I have had good luck with doing a split frequency technique and cloning on the high frequency layer in darken or lighten blending modes.

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Sounds like a good idea, I'll give that a shot tonight and hopefully magic will happen!

Thanks!
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:23 PM
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Re: Hairy situation ( ha ha )

After using the clone tool (or healing brush), try adding a bit of Noise or Gaussian blur to smooth out the editing artifacts
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