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Old 06-09-2005, 09:45 AM
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Duv,

Thanks for that tip, but when you do either Select>Modify>Contract or Filter>Other>Minimum, the options only allow you to correct down to 1 pixel. This often removes the fine, 1 pixel hairs one is trying to save.

I assume these two applications are "contracting" or "minimizing" a border or whatever by the pixel amount one selects? Correct?

And isn't this technique like Doug Nelson's procedure of adjusting the middle slider on a Levels Adjustment to the Layer Mask? Doug?

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Old 06-09-2005, 10:17 AM
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Ken, I wouldn't use Contract or Minimum for halos around the hair for reasons you suggest. Levels to tighten the mask followed by a small amount of Gaussian Blur ie .5 to offset the hardness would be better for hair.

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Old 06-09-2005, 11:10 AM
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Hi
this picture looks a little interesting.

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Old 06-09-2005, 01:05 PM
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That's a tricky one so many dark and light areas all around the hair, With a abetter resolution it would not be so bad.
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Old 06-10-2005, 02:44 AM
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You should be able to get rid of the "ghosting" or fringing by applying Select-Modify-Contract or Filter-Other-Minimum.

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Thanks Dave, will give that a try.
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Old 12-05-2006, 02:35 PM
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Re: Whispy Hair Woes...

This is a very old thread but I applied the GML plugin to it and it worked great. The GML doesn't work on all images but what it does well it does incredibly well..no halo, no need to defringe or duplicate.. I placed on a gray backgorund but it could be on black just as well. No fringes what so ever...

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Old 12-05-2006, 03:56 PM
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Re: Whispy Hair Woes...

Lasa,

What is the "GML plugin"?
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:20 PM
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Re: Whispy Hair Woes...

found it but only seems to be campatible with windows
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:20 AM
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Re: Whispy Hair Woes...

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This is a very old thread but I applied the GML plugin to it and it worked great. The GML doesn't work on all images but what it does well it does incredibly well..no halo, no need to defringe or duplicate.. I placed on a gray backgorund but it could be on black just as well. No fringes what so ever...

Lasa
How accurate did you have to be when you used the GML plug-in and what highlight brush size did you use? I'm just trying to learn how to use the plug-in and figure I might as well start out correctly.
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Old 12-09-2006, 03:38 PM
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Re: Whispy Hair Woes...

I used a 9 and 19 size brushes...don't cut it to close to the hair give it some breathing room. Very clean extracts.
Its funny, all these extract tools work great on hair and smoke etc. but tend to bite when extracting a clean high contrast simple edge on white..
Go figure? But then again those clean edges are easy using a zillion other tools...I still find it weird.

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