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Old 07-31-2008, 01:17 PM
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Re: remove very dark arm hair

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This one took about 5 minutes .. and no painstaking brushing.

• Rough slelction of the arms
• Copy to new layer
• Full noise reduction with Imagenimic noise filter
• Erase the hands to bring back detail

What do you think?
I'm afraid that doesn't quite do it for me. Notice how the dark hairs just turn into gross smudges. This is one area where painstaking brushing is absolutely required to get any sort of acceptable result.
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:41 PM
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Re: remove very dark arm hair

Below is another version where I just lightened the hair not remove it.

I used a selection and a texture to add to a layer blurred with the median filter.

Then adjusted opacity and sharpened the arm area.

Another quick way

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Old 07-31-2008, 06:40 PM
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Re: remove very dark arm hair

Do Dodge & Burn
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:28 PM
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Re: remove very dark arm hair

airbrush, gaussian blur, add noise, smudge.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:42 PM
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Re: remove very dark arm hair

That looks good craig

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Old 08-01-2008, 01:58 AM
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Re: remove very dark arm hair

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the brush was 100% opacity and 100% flow, the soft light layer opacity at 25% gives me the control over the hairs, you could try using diferent % of flow but the hair of that lady was very dark so i used 100% flow.
probably.. because I used 100% flow and the hair become some kind of grey but not disappear.. the color of the hair is blond.. but it's is on forehead and I need to save the texture of the skin. any ideas?
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:48 AM
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Re: remove very dark arm hair

skauskas, with the method I used the hair didn't dissappear, it was just to make them look lighter, the photographer didn't want me to remove completely the hairs of both arms. if you have blond hair, try using, in a new empty layer, the clone tool, set mode to lighten and about 25% opacity or less, maybe more %, and try changing your flow, that depends on the hair, clone every single hair with a small brush. That works too with dark or blond hair.
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:50 AM
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Re: remove very dark arm hair

great.. it works. simple clone tool.. may be it's not as perfect as I want it to be but after you can always correct with D&B
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:53 AM
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Re: remove very dark arm hair

u'r welcome, and u'r right, everyone needs to adjust the techniques to make them work!
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:27 AM
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Re: remove very dark arm hair

thanks, butch.

seems a little pasty to me. i may re-do it.
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