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Old 12-28-2005, 02:34 PM
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Remove hair highlight

I have a picture of my daughter that I'm touching up and she has a few strands of hair that are highlighted, around the edge of her face. The highlight stands out too much in the picture so I'd like to blend it in, similar to other less dramatic highlighted areas of hair. I'm not sure the best way to accomplish this. Any suggestions would be welcome.
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:57 PM
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If you post a small example we will be able to comment better
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:02 PM
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I have a picture of my daughter that I'm touching up and she has a few strands of hair that are highlighted, around the edge of her face. The highlight stands out too much in the picture so I'd like to blend it in, similar to other less dramatic highlighted areas of hair. I'm not sure the best way to accomplish this. Any suggestions would be welcome.
Have you tried a light pass with the Burn tool set low over those highlights?

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Old 12-29-2005, 10:56 PM
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Picture now uploaded

Sorry - forgot to upload the picture. See attached. The hilighted strands are the ones in the front, top middle, falling down the right side of her face.
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Old 12-30-2005, 01:22 AM
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Tsavoie, I think the easiest way to do this is to use the eyedropper and selection a median colour area of the hair and then create a new layer and set the blending mode to luminosity. Using a small soft paintbrush starting with an opacity of around 25%-35% start to brush the areas you want softened.
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Old 12-30-2005, 02:36 AM
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Here's another idea

Just like what Cassidy said except set the blend mode to "darken". This way you save the texture that's already there.

Yet another idea. Try the clone brush instead of a regular brush on this darken layer. This might help add texture if there's not enough to begin with.

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Old 12-30-2005, 06:53 AM
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Hi tsavoie,

Welcome to RP!

Just Like Cassidy and Bart suggested ... I created a new Blank Layer, set its mode to darken and, after sampling colour from darker areas close to the Highlights, I painted over them with a soft brush (Opacity 30-40%) .
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Old 12-30-2005, 09:04 AM
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Did pretty much the same as Flora to correct the highlight, except I used a 100% brush, and decreased the layer opacity to get the result I wanted.

Also colour corrected and brightened it a little with levels and curves adj layers.
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Old 12-30-2005, 09:57 AM
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Happy Face

Well I just took Gary's Picture and used the liquify filter on the edges of her mouth to turn the edges up some.
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:36 PM
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Thanks for the help

Very simple yet very effective! Thanks for the help. This was easy to tone down these hair strands so as not to detract from the rest of her face. Thanks again for the tips.
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