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Old 06-28-2008, 10:24 AM
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Hi! Need help for removing front hair

Hi everybody! I am new here and that's my first post. First of all i just love this forum. I know quite a few forum and this after 2 weeks I'm reading it becomes my favourite. Very friendly guys and a lot of useful information



I have one image from this thread: http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...back-raws.html

I tried to remove the front hair...but the result it`s awful...i don't like it. I've found a few threads about removing front hair and different techniques, but i don't know what works best. I can't imagine to remove all that hair with D&B (?).

Here my first try...

P.S. I hope there aren't to much errors in my post...my English sucks, but I'm working on it

Ciaoo
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:08 AM
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Re: Hi! Need help for removing front hair

do not remove this much. Instead of remove all please add some so it will look natural and attractive.

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Old 06-28-2008, 11:18 AM
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Re: Hi! Need help for removing front hair

Add some hair after the retouch or remove less? I blured the skin (I know i'll go to hell)... and added some texture afterwords, but i'm afraid that it dont't work...

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Old 06-28-2008, 03:49 PM
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Re: Hi! Need help for removing front hair

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Add some hair after the retouch or remove less? I blured the skin (I know i'll go to hell)... and added some texture afterwords, but i'm afraid that it dont't work...
Remove less hair. You want to keep a natural hairline.
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Old 06-28-2008, 04:04 PM
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Re: Hi! Need help for removing front hair

sirespen, welcome
This is quick and dirty to give you an idea. I used the selection tool to pick a small area to be corrected. Feathered the selection at 10 (soft edges are key). Moved that selection to a good portion of skin and jumped to new layer (control or command on mac + J). Use lighten blend mode and move the new layer to cover the area of hair, adjust opacity.
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:00 PM
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Re: Hi! Need help for removing front hair

Hi! Thx for your answer. Today i tried to use the clone tool + D&B, i haven't finished it yet but it doesn't impress me much (or maybe I'm only unable to do it right).

Your idea it's similar how i did, but I blured the skin before. The thing is that the texture u used from the front of the skin is inproper, because the skin on the boarders doesn't look like the skin in the middle of the forehead (correct me if I'm wrong)

I'll give it another try tomorrow.

Ciao!
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:08 PM
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Re: Hi! Need help for removing front hair

You could see this post here.
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:30 PM
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Re: Hi! Need help for removing front hair

Hi there

I am inserting this because I did not look at Blake's work above first...lol... excellent job..and you made my point below better than me...read on but look at Blake's

To me the trick is not what you take but what you leave...You need realistic hair root ending...not cut off if that makes any sense.

I made a feathered pen selection of the forehead area. I then used the clone tool set to lighten to remove the hair. I did not worry about texture just then.

After the area was cloned in I used the healing brush to transfer texture to the areas cloned.

I then used opacity and selective blur and masking to blend the texture.

I overlaid this finish layer with a copy of the original then using a mask and brush I removed selective hair...leaving the appearance of roots or ends.

Butch
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:48 PM
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Re: Hi! Need help for removing front hair

This is a toughy because not only do you have a number of fine hairs instead of one strand or one clump, but the skin texture changes dramatically because of the lighting and the makeup from the forehead skin to the skin under the hair.

This was my fix. I used "Mama's Healing Hair Chore for Photoshop" technique and you can watch the tutorial video on YouTube at http://youtube.com/watch?v=OcKi9sGjLpE&feature=related, but then I also added two corrective layers on top of the hair fix.

One was a color layer to blend the makeup color of the skin into the hair line to make it less noticeable. The other was a luminosity layer to help blend the skin textures. Use the paintbrush and scrub over the the divide between the two and adjust the opacity.
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:50 AM
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Re: Hi! Need help for removing front hair

hi! thx you all for posting here. Unfortunatelly the telecom italia cut off my internet connection and i have to wait until Tuesday (at the moment I use a open wlan from the neighborhood).

@chillin: thx, I've read the thread and found some usefull information!
@daviskw: Nice! Looks great!
@madclark: looks also great, but did you forget the small pasrt over her left eyebrows?

the thing is, that the edges are the problem, i want to add some small hairs to let it look more realistic...I have to paint it, right?

Yesterday I've tried to cover a part of the hair with a new layer using the stamp tool and then to D&B...but I have the feeling that it won't work....

Ciaoo
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