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Old 08-17-2009, 05:46 AM
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Retouching fuzzy hair

Hi all,
I'm pretty much a newbie here and just like to ask what would be the best technique in retouching messy hair in Photoshop. I've tried dodged & selection and masking without any success as the end results aren't as appealing. I also did a search on the topic but didn't get any hit so hoping someone here could give me some hint.

Thanks in advance

happy snapping from down under.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:42 PM
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Re: Retouching fuzzy hair

As in any case it's a matter of how far you want to go. I usually take the healing brush (J) and the clone stamp (S) tools to get rid of any hair that disturbs me, sometimes that includes dodging and burning to correct the lightening afterwards, but in most cases the results are good enough for my feelings (I should point out, that I'm not a high end retoucher at all ;-)).
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:40 PM
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Re: Retouching fuzzy hair

Impossible to tell without the image Edskii
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:42 AM
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Re: Retouching fuzzy hair

thanks Mark & Der

it'd be great if you could show me the basics
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:28 AM
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Re: Retouching fuzzy hair

Sorry missed your post. Problem that one is the 80's style backlight. There doesn't look to be any detail in the blacks. So its going to be difficult. Best solution, maybe retouch out a few of the stray backlit hairs (clone stamp), and live with it. Any over retouching will destroy the natural look of it.

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Old 08-23-2009, 11:07 AM
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Re: Retouching fuzzy hair

I added a reddish brown to the background to blend the hair more.

I then painted that color to remove some of the hairs.
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:19 AM
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Re: Retouching fuzzy hair

@cupcake - blending with B/G color with the clone stamp tool worked for me.

@mark - the image isn't quite suitable for this exercise but thanks for your help anyhow.
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:07 PM
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I'm glad that worked!
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