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Old 08-30-2008, 05:38 PM
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Removing hair from arms (techniques)

Hello again,

The situation looks like this. Photo was made on a seamless background. I'd like to remove a lot hair on arms which goes on the background area. Looking for some quick technique. Sth. different from using combination of clone stamp on normal blend mode and healing brush, clone stamp on darken or lighten (blend mode depends on background color) or some other burn and dodge techniques. These all are quite a precision trick which involves patience and some time.

Have You got any quick cool trick for this problem????
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:02 PM
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Re: Removing hair from arms (techniques)

The quick de-grunge trick from "byRo"

The Quick Degrunge Technique

1) Make a duplicate layer;
2) Open the Gaussian blur filter and change the radius until the grunge just becomes invisible. Be careful here, getting the radius right is very important. Note the radius and cancel the filter;
3) Apply the High-pass filter at the radius you just noted down;
4) Apply the Gaussian blur on this layer at 1/3 of the radius;
5) Invert the layer (<Ctrl><I>), set the blending to Linear Light and the opacity to 50%;
6) Apply a Hide-all mask and paint white where you want to degrunge.
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:20 PM
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Re: Removing hair from arms (techniques)

well just tried it. Actually in my situation it don't work.
hair on arm appears a bit ethereal (well it's still there but semitransparent) unfortunately this technique blurs arm area into background) It could be useful because it make hair start to disappear so combining with some other tool could possibly quicken the removal process but this edge blurring makes it useless in my situation.

BTW thanks for learning me a new trick (I'll try to use it somewhere els -any suggestions for using this degrunge technique???
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:31 AM
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Re: Removing hair from arms (techniques)

Yeah baldy, the degrunge technique is awesome for skin, but poopy for hair.
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:40 PM
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Re: Removing hair from arms (techniques)

maybe try: soft skin efect
1. use brush as Luminosity op 10 - 20%
2. New layer: luminosity
3. Pick skin colors ( areas ) ... and paint
4. some gaussian blur for soft tone ...
and should be ok
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Old 09-06-2008, 03:53 PM
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Re: Removing hair from arms (techniques)

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Yeah baldy, the degrunge technique is awesome for skin, but poopy for hair.
OK, Poopy technique not good..

quick tip: painting the hair

1. Activate the Brush.
2. If the hair is darker than skin/background, choose in the Options bar "Lighten" painting mode, otherwise select "Darken" mode.
3. Reduce stroke opacity
4. [Alt]-click on the skin/background to define color
5. Paint
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This thread may also help: remove-very-dark-arm-hair

or this thread: how-remove-dark-hair-arm

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Old 09-06-2008, 03:55 PM
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Re: Removing hair from arms (techniques)

"These all are quite a precision trick which involves patience and some time. Have You got any quick cool trick for this problem????" F -OFF
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Old 09-07-2008, 12:26 AM
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Re: Removing hair from arms (techniques)

If the background is colorama and untextured, you could try making a duplicate layer, shifting it a few pixels towards the arm, black masking and painting along the edge of the arm with a white brush. Since it is likely that the hairs are most prominent along the forearm, you won't have to shift and rotate the layer a lot to eliminate most of the hair that shows up against the background.
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