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Old 11-27-2007, 12:38 PM
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masking issues

hey all,

having trouble with my masking of hair detail. I just got knockout and I'm not happy at all with results. maybe I'm doing it wrong. suggestions?
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:49 PM
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Re: masking issues

never used any 3rd party, but in ps try duping your masked layer, turn bottom copy to multiply, and adjust your 2 masks to make it work smoother, also depends a lot on what background you;re masking from, and apllying it to.
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:59 PM
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Re: masking issues

Try a STF on Hair Masking. Ton's of discussions.
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:46 PM
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Re: masking issues

Effective technique depends very much on the background and hair color, and whether the hair is very "fly away" and fine or not. Each image is different. If you have one in particular you are trying to tackle, try uploading a sample here.
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:41 PM
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Re: masking issues

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hey all,

having trouble with my masking of hair detail. I just got knockout and I'm not happy at all with results. maybe I'm doing it wrong. suggestions?
Can you post the photo for us to look at?

Damien
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Old 11-27-2007, 06:31 PM
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Re: masking issues

For hair against contrasty background, this tut by Katrin Eismann should deliver what you need.

http://photoshopdiva.com/articles/masking.pdf
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:08 PM
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Re: masking issues

hi,
like previously mentioned there a lot of ways to mask and and which is better depends o the image itself....

Russel brown has a nice video tutorial on channel masking.. and hair is a major part of that....

see if it fits your needs...
http://russellbrown.com/tips_tech.html look for "advance masking" a cowboy with lots of hair.. smiling...!!

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