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[Help] Masking Hair!

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Old 03-16-2009, 07:24 AM
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Re: [Help] Masking Hair!

igot2pman thank you. I'll try with the threshold.

ray12 where did you get the set of hair brushes? I've got the Wacom tablet, but never used it to recreate hair.
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:26 AM
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Re: [Help] Masking Hair!

chillin sorry but I can't see the blending modes you're using in the layers, or if they have opacity. Please let me know. Unfortunately I can't use the MAC's Remove White. It's for PC and I'm on a Mac, but I think I can remove white using the threshold technique or Mask Pro.
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:08 AM
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Re: [Help] Masking Hair!

Is this what you are looking for?

Can I use your image for a short Tutorial on my technique?

(Attachment 1) my work flow
(Attachment 2) my result
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File Type: jpg F_Hair_2.jpg (162.2 KB, 108 views)
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:14 AM
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Re: [Help] Masking Hair!

Hello Flora, What exactly did you do from the Desaturated copy image layer to get to the mask.
Levels?Burning on Highlights?
Looks really great by the way. You retained just about all the hairs...
Get that tutorial out asap...:+]
Thanks
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:05 PM
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Re: [Help] Masking Hair!

White on black is about the easiest to mask of all challenges. For this particular one, I just used GIMP's Color to Alpha to turn white to transparent. Yes, it's a PNG with transparancies.

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/4958/hairt.png
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:15 PM
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Re: [Help] Masking Hair!

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chillin the MAC's Remove White. It's for PC and I'm on a Mac,Pro.
Here they say, it's for Mac too.
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:25 PM
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Re: [Help] Masking Hair!

Flora that's a very good result. I just want to ask you what did you use to get the mask on the "Normal 100%" layer?
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:38 AM
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Re: [Help] Masking Hair!

snook305, jvr,

thank you very much for your feedback!!!

The Tutorial on my technique, which of course includes how I got my Layer Mask, is here

jvr,
I hope you don't mind me using the image you posted here ... it was simply perfect for it!!!
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:31 AM
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Re: [Help] Masking Hair!

Flora, thank you very much for your tutorial. It's very useful and easy to implement. Perfect!

Best regards,

Steve
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:50 PM
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Re: [Help] Masking Hair!

Thank you very much Flora!

Feel free to use the image and thanks for the detailed tutorial.
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