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Old 12-05-2006, 12:21 AM
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Whispy Hair...Help!!

This is a nice photo. I want to put it on a different background, but the whispy hair is making me crazy! Any tips on how to remove this photo, whispy hair and all, and put it on a different background?

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Old 12-05-2006, 04:24 AM
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Re: Whispy Hair...Help!!

Not sure is this is want you want but i think it will work.
http://av.adobe.com/russellbrown/AdvancedMasking.mov
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:31 AM
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Re: Whispy Hair...Help!!

This technique I learned from Russel Brown and I would recommend you check his tutorial as listed.

The first thing I did was make a rough selection with the pen tool to select most of the subject. I saved this as a separate channel.

Then I selected the green channel and copied it to a new channel then I increased the contrast in this channel using curves. Later the dodge and burn tool.

Finally I added the two selections together and saved that as a third alpha channel and used that to make the final selection.
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Old 12-05-2006, 06:52 AM
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Used the Photoshop extract tool...light eraser and the smudge tool set to shape dynamics: control: fade 25 to help even out the right side of the image due to the miniblinds..
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:59 AM
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Once you add the new background the extraction looks even better.
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Old 12-05-2006, 11:09 AM
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Re: Whispy Hair...Help!!

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This is a nice photo. I want to put it on a different background, but the whispy hair is making me crazy! Any tips on how to remove this photo, whispy hair and all, and put it on a different background?

The photo is HERE

Queen there is a "free background extractor" called GML Matting plug-in that works very much like the one found in CS2. It works well in PSP X & XI.

Download and install it in your plug-in folder, it shows up in plug-ins as GML.
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Old 12-05-2006, 11:15 AM
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This technique I learned from Russel Brown and I would recommend you check his tutorial as listed.

The first thing I did was make a rough selection with the pen tool to select most of the subject. I saved this as a separate channel.

Then I selected the green channel and copied it to a new channel then I increased the contrast in this channel using curves. Later the dodge and burn tool.

Finally I added the two selections together and saved that as a third alpha channel and used that to make the final selection.
I don't have photoshop. I use PSPX
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:10 PM
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The GML plugin works as well even better then the Photoshop extract...
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Old 12-05-2006, 06:06 PM
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Re: Whispy Hair...Help!!

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The GML plugin works as well even better then the Photoshop extract...
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I d/l the GML and found it be not to different from Corel Knock Out 2 which is what I have. Even using Knock Out I found it hard to deal with the whispy hair.

THanks for all your help everyone
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:07 PM
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Re: Whispy Hair...Help!!

Use GML and lots of art work on the right hand side of the hair where it was blown out by the backlight.

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