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Old 09-29-2006, 02:45 PM
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Re: Beauty Shoot Problem with Hairs in the Face

Nancy J is correct. How about waxing for the model, then reshoot? Somebody once said on this forum "if the image isn't good enough to print, then it isn't good enough to retouch".
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Old 09-29-2006, 03:03 PM
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Re: Beauty Shoot Problem with Hairs in the Face

NancyJ & Shelby are right, reshoot would be the best bet.

-But, here's where all retouchers skills come in to play, forget the reshoot, this is an image supplied by the client, and a reshoot is out of the question, we're already overbudget on the job, and production is already in the 11th hour.

-What can you do to fix this shot?

-This is what i deal with everyday!!!
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Old 09-29-2006, 03:46 PM
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Re: Beauty Shoot Problem with Hairs in the Face

ok then I suggest sourcing texture from another image. Find one similar and the same file size.

Or really carefull healing and cloning.
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Old 09-29-2006, 06:55 PM
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Re: Beauty Shoot Problem with Hairs in the Face

Did this in three steps. Duped the layer and blasted the hairs away with the healing brush. Then masked that layer and painted out the hairs with a small brush at low opacity. Finally, used the healing brush again to bring texture back to any soft spots.

http://edgework.tripod.com/samples/hairs.jpg
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:02 PM
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Re: Beauty Shoot Problem with Hairs in the Face

Hi,

Got a method which is pretty quick with good results. In the example below I assumed that all of the grunge other than the hairs was to remain. So I concentrated on removing the hairs only. The other grunge could be removed by this and other methods if desired.

Dup layer, linear light blending, run high pass. I used a radius of 7.0. the idea is to get as much contrast between the hair and other. Any lower, less contrast. Any higher, shadows and highlights get funky. It's an by eye, trial and error thing.

Invert dup and add a hide all mask. Paint hairs with a high opacity, soft, small, white brush. Vary tone by pressure or building up strokes. You don't want a even tone for the whole hair. Use zig zag strokes working back and forth between the dark and light parts of the hair. Process darkens light areas and lightens dark areas with same white brush. You want to break up hair lines by creating randomness. Work at 100% with 4 pix brush. You need not be as precise as you do if you were burning and dodging. Dodging and burning leaves halos - burn the light area and the dark area next to it is affected. Been there, lots of work.

Took maybe 5 minutes for the result below. If anyone has another example with peach fuzz, I'd like to try this method on it. This is the first image I used the process on and I'd like to see how it works on a variety of images. Maybe it's a one trick pony?

I made a PDF tutorial, 500k. If you would like send me an email and I'll send you a copy. leuallenatcomcast.net

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Old 09-29-2006, 10:44 PM
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Re: Beauty Shoot Problem with Hairs in the Face

leuallens method looks IMHO absolutely best ..
My way would be cloning with quite hard brush , and expanding hair - less area to clone from later on ...
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Old 09-30-2006, 12:36 AM
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Xero's Fuzzifier applied selectively ...

...can be your friend. Did some other things too (but not as good as I should have).
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Old 10-02-2006, 08:32 AM
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Re: Beauty Shoot Problem with Hairs in the Face

Tried the technique I mentioned in the previous post on a more conventional image with peach fuzz. The results were good. Took less than ten min.

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Old 10-02-2006, 04:19 PM
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Re: Beauty Shoot Problem with Hairs in the Face

I want to thank Larry for the tutorial it has done in 20 min. what took me about 3+ hours. The results are amazing. I have to learn more about masking.
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:09 PM
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Re: Beauty Shoot Problem with Hairs in the Face

Hi Daniel:

I thnk Cassidy is on the right track. Excluding the lips, I used the high pass filter to isolate the hairs - then increased the contrast and copied it into an alpha channel. Slight blurring and the turned it into a selection with which to operate only on the hairs. Changed those hair colors and brightness to match the flesh tone produced the result below. Hairs are gone, the remainder is far easier to deal with.
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