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Old 04-19-2008, 01:33 AM
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Re: Hair - masking/flyaways etc

I have a few hair brushes that I use for masking quite a lot.

I have tried the plug-ins, but didn't find any speed advantage in professional work.
But I understand that for blue screen and green screen work the plug-ins like zmatte work quite well.
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:08 AM
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Re: Hair - masking/flyaways etc

I have been searching for a long time and there is really no Best way..
Depends on what you like to do.
In anycase I sat next to a really really good photoshopper in my country and he does not even worry about the fly aways as he makes hair after the fact and blends it into the natural hair using the Smudge tool!
Not sure quite how he does it but it comes out really good.
He kind of purposely cuts a lot of the hair off and then remakes it himself with the smudge tool
Hope that may help some..
Snook
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:28 AM
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Re: Hair - masking/flyaways etc

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I have been searching for a long time and there is really no Best way..
Depends on what you like to do.
In anycase I sat next to a really really good photoshopper in my country and he does not even worry about the fly aways as he makes hair after the fact and blends it into the natural hair using the Smudge tool!
Not sure quite how he does it but it comes out really good.
He kind of purposely cuts a lot of the hair off and then remakes it himself with the smudge tool
Hope that may help some..
Snook
One way of using the smudge tool and hair:
http://www.innographx.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=910


Bart
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Old 04-24-2008, 02:00 PM
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Re: Hair - masking/flyaways etc

I have a single brush that I use that I redraw or create from scratch any hair that I need to work on. A separate brush for eyelashes.

Chris
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:42 AM
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Re: Hair - masking/flyaways etc

Hi Chris

Are these custom brushes that you have made or downloaded?

Butch
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:15 PM
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Re: Hair - masking/flyaways etc

Ones that I have made. They really aren't that special though. Once you get the taper and the "noise or banding" factor of hair right its really just a matter of how you draw it.
It is time consuming to do it right. You need to do many layers and vary the color and thickness of the strokes. But ultimately I think it looks pretty close to real that it is fairly difficult to tell the difference.

Chris
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:22 PM
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Re: Hair - masking/flyaways etc

I also illustrate hair. tweaks to the other dynamics, shape dynamics, noise, color dynamics, many layers, and slight blurs of drawn hairs to match the real hairs.

I will also high pass real hair, warp it to the same direction i want my drawn hairs to go, overlay mode and clip it to the drawn hairs. This way they have real hair texture, highlight, etc.
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:33 PM
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Re: Hair - masking/flyaways etc

"high pass real hair, warp it to the same direction i want my drawn hairs to go, overlay mode and clip it to the drawn hairs. This way they have real hair texture, highlight, etc." - good tip that one Ant, thanks - adds a little realism I guess. You can also noise and texture in a similar way, and paint subtle highs and lows into your painted hair.
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