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Old 06-09-2008, 07:55 PM
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Removing Arm Hair

Hey I have some photos with a very pretty model but she is slightly olive skinned with some dark arm hair.

Is there a NON BLUR method to fix this?


Can I somehow select the hairs with some kind of channel calculations?
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:33 PM
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Re: Removing Arm Hair

There are many ways some of which may or may not be applicable, depending on the image. Can you upload a sample?
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:51 PM
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Re: Removing Arm Hair

I suppose. Didn't want to, since I hate posting unfinished work

Just keep in mind it's about 50% done!
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:03 AM
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Re: Removing Arm Hair

Dual curve (Dogde and Burn) technique will work for it. but will take too much time.

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Old 06-10-2008, 01:20 AM
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Re: Removing Arm Hair

yes i'm familiar with d/b.

need a more pragmatic solution.
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:25 AM
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Re: Removing Arm Hair

Use your healing brush and dust and scratches filter. Thats how i would do it. I wish i could go into details on h ow, but im so tired tonight. If nobody helps better by tomorrow night. i will post better details
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:20 AM
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Re: Removing Arm Hair

Man thats tough I would attempt to make new skin with a texture map and paint it on over the hair using a layer mask. Other than that low level pixel cloning but that would take hours.......
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:03 AM
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Hey I have some photos with a very pretty model but she is slightly olive skinned with some dark arm hair.

Is there a NON BLUR method to fix this?


Can I somehow select the hairs with some kind of channel calculations?


Many ways can be applied to remove arm hair. With channels: select that channel where contrast is prominent. Copy that channel. Select image->level for adjusting the dark color with the skin. Make selection. Now use brightness/contrast or color correction method to bring your desired effect.
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:22 AM
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Re: Removing Arm Hair

If you want a good result, you are going to have to do the work. The method that Matthew suggests is a good one. Another one that often find useful is to create a new layer of the photo behind the first one, and offset it by a couple of pixels. The add a mask to the top layer, and paint on the mask with black to "erase" the hairs. The nice thing about doing it this way is, if you make a mistake and remove too much, you can paint it back in by painting with white. It helps to use a stylus if you can, as it really speeds up the work.
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:27 AM
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Re: Removing Arm Hair

I know you said non blur, but you could try this:

1. Duplicate the background
2. Apply Dust & Scratches filter Radius 8, Threshold 5
3. Hide all mask, paint on mask with a soft white brush at about 30% opacity over the arm hair.

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