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Old 01-05-2007, 02:49 AM
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Hello everybody!

I been member here a while now and i got loads of experience here, really good site!

Im currently working on a photo where i want to retouch the skin, add shadows, fix skin tone etc.

I read alot of tutorials and i can fix the skin so its looks nice..but..
Now i have a tricky thing.. on the photo i want to remove all hair on the forearm.. I tried alot of thing, but nothing looks near natural

Soo i wonder, is this even possible to make??

Anyone know if i can get a photo fixed for some cash? I doubt i ever gonna fix this myself!

Soo, heres the picture: http://www.tobbe13.com/DSC_0199.JPG
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Old 01-05-2007, 03:53 AM
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Re: Retouch photo / remove hair, HELP!

Are you looking to reduce the hair or totally de-nude the arm?

As a suggestion, I did a copy of the background layer, did a highpass filter on the image so it sharpened up the arm hairs and then inverted this filter. Set the blending mode to luminosity and reduced the opacity quite a bit until I got something that looked ok. Using a black mask, painted only over the areas I wanted to reduce. To remove the outer hairs which appear against the background, I just cloned the background areas onto a new layer.
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:29 PM
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Well I never tried what cass described so I let er rip. I found that after copying the layer and running the high pass filter and inverting, that vivid light blending mode seemed to help the hair removal. Yes I used a mask like cass and cloned the background over the protruding hairs.
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:38 PM
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Re: Retouch photo / remove hair, HELP!

phil, i took your image and added a little noise to the arm area so it doesnt look so smooth or retouched-----think it helps?
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Old 01-05-2007, 02:01 PM
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Re: Retouch photo / remove hair, HELP!

I did what cass did and the skin on my way of retouch i think it looks good, only i dont think you can get off all the hair.. im sorry.

R.
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Old 01-05-2007, 02:10 PM
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Re: Retouch photo / remove hair, HELP!

Hi there

Just for fun I did it a little different than the guys above.

I copied a section of his back.

Overlayed the arm and hid all with a mask

Then with a brush in lighten mode I painted the arm back in.

I used curves to get the skin close in color then reduced opacity to allow a little shadow below to come thru.

Then I duplicated the layer and applied burn and dodge where needed to match the old shading.

I didn't think you wanted it too smooth

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Old 01-05-2007, 06:20 PM
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Re: Retouch photo / remove hair, HELP!

I used the gaussian blur until I couldn't see the hair..then masked all (black), then brought the blurred skin back (white), lowered the layer mode to 75%. Smoothed the back while I was there..then added very low noise twice..and finished up with a very light unsharpen.

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Old 01-05-2007, 10:41 PM
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Re: Retouch photo / remove hair, HELP!

Here is my try
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...g?t=1168062096
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Old 01-08-2007, 12:30 AM
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Re: Retouch photo / remove hair, HELP!

Hello everybody!

Been away this weekend, therefore the late replyes!

I must say, im deeply impressed about all of your works! I going to try Cassidy´s tecnique and see if i can get the same result

Thanks alot everybody!
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Old 01-08-2007, 12:32 AM
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Re: Retouch photo / remove hair, HELP!

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Wow! Im impressed! Thats really looks nice, Its something like that i had in mind!

How did you do it? Used the same tecnique as cassidy posted?
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