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Old 05-21-2008, 06:38 AM
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Re: Removing forehead hair

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Hi JavierT,

Your output is very good. I Liked it.

Thanks Ash. Trying to help, like a lot of people here is helping me, everyday.
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:45 AM
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Use of lasso tool followed by clonning is a very way of removing forehead hair. I have used the above given method and got the desired result.Thank You.
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:03 AM
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Re: Removing forehead hair

I just used the polygonal lasso tool (20 pixel feather) starting on the left side just under the hairline, traced it accross to the right side then down following just inside the hairline to just over halfway on her forehead. I then traced it back to the left side to just inside the hairline again and at the same angle to finish where i started, double click, marching ants, copy, paste, creates new layer, use up-down arrow keys to position to suit then adjust opacity to taste. Mine is 62% I left some small hairs there to look more natural. That's it, no D&B or cloning all layers set to normal, It took approx. 2 min. I was going to remove her freckles as well but decided not to, she's as pretty as a picture, freckles and all.

Here's an update Marci, I coudn't resist I hope you like it?
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:45 AM
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Re: Removing forehead hair

Thanks for your opinion.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:52 AM
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Re: Removing forehead hair

Using a patch is often a good way to handle this situation. There are two approaches: patch the skin into the hair or the hair into the skin. In this case the hair into the skin works best. Oftentimes multiple patches are required but we only need one here.

Fig 1. The original and the patch. The patch was created by lassoing a section of hair above the hairline, copying and pasting to a new layer and moving it down over the bad area. Mode set to Darken. The opacity is reduced to taste, in this case about 60%. The patch in my example shows a goof. I started blending by erasing and realized my mistake and added a mask. I finished blending on the mask with a soft, black, low opacity brush. Fig.2.

Fig. 3 top. I used the stamp tool to remove the almost white highlight spots near the center hairline. Near white or black areas do not respond to dodging and burning so they must be fixed before this step. The bottom fig shows the results of D/B, 50% gray, overlay method with additional control for color shifts.

The last fig is the final result. There was an additional layer placed on the stack to fix the color where the hair blended into the skin. The layer was a blank layer set to Color mode. Painted on with a brush, 20% opacity, pressure, sampled color. The blended area shows a gray cast in the skin due to the patch. Some skin color should show through. By sampling a good color on the forehead and brushing it into the skin areas of the blend, it looks more natural. A subtle enhancement.

I would not try to clone for this fix as the texture will be lost and it will not look natural. This method retains the texture.

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Old 06-11-2008, 01:15 PM
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Re: Removing forehead hair

I started with selecting the hair using Color Range, then build up the texture with a combination of the Healing Brush & High Pass filter.
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