RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Retouching "Improving" photos, post-production, correction, etc.

remove very dark arm hair

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-26-2008, 09:17 PM
cory5000 cory5000 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2
remove very dark arm hair

hello, i've looked this up but don't think anyone has done an example on hair this dark and close up. any suggestions to making this better? i want to make the hair either blonde or disappear. thanx -cory
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 07-27-2008, 08:32 AM
secretagents secretagents is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 310
Re: remove very dark arm hair

Can you post a pic please.

Making hair disappear should not be too difficult I guess, making it blond from dark might be a bit more difficult/challenging.
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 07-27-2008, 03:26 PM
cory5000 cory5000 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2
Re: remove very dark arm hair

here's the photo. removing the hair would be better anyway. ive spent two days trying to fix this. any help would be grateful. thanx for reply
Attached Images
File Type: jpg nayanico-56.jpg (45.6 KB, 502 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 07-28-2008, 11:58 AM
Insensitive. Insensitive. is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 241
Re: remove very dark arm hair

ouch......
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 07-31-2008, 08:46 AM
santajuana's Avatar
santajuana santajuana is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Barranquilla, Colombia, South America
Posts: 76
Re: remove very dark arm hair

I've done this about a week ago, I created a soft light 50% grey layer at 25% opacity and painted hair by hair with white at 100% opacity, I used a tablet to be precise.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg blackhair.jpg (56.9 KB, 450 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 07-31-2008, 09:36 AM
amica999's Avatar
amica999 amica999 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Capital Village of Germany aka Berlin
Posts: 1,716
Blog Entries: 2
Re: remove very dark arm hair

Nice result, santajuana...
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 07-31-2008, 09:47 AM
santajuana's Avatar
santajuana santajuana is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Barranquilla, Colombia, South America
Posts: 76
Re: remove very dark arm hair

thanks!
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 07-31-2008, 10:39 AM
skauskas skauskas is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sweden
Posts: 182
Re: remove very dark arm hair

Quote:
Originally Posted by santajuana View Post
I've done this about a week ago, I created a soft light 50% grey layer at 25% opacity and painted hair by hair with white at 100% opacity, I used a tablet to be precise.
what was your flow settings for a brash?
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 07-31-2008, 10:50 AM
santajuana's Avatar
santajuana santajuana is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Barranquilla, Colombia, South America
Posts: 76
Re: remove very dark arm hair

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.
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 07-31-2008, 12:54 PM
stosh7 stosh7 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 94
Re: remove very dark arm hair

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?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Arm-hair.jpg (154.2 KB, 345 views)
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
help remove blue tint from shadows in red hair Edfishing Photo Retouching 9 07-07-2008 01:50 PM
Removing Arm Hair transoptic Photo Retouching 18 06-15-2008 04:56 PM
Using layers to remove dark spot (bulk) willdoak Photoshop Elements Help 8 02-22-2008 05:17 PM
How to repair hair? pvcfig_01 Photo Retouching 3 02-04-2008 10:22 PM
How to remove dark hair on arm? jeaniesa Image Help 20 04-17-2003 06:40 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved