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Old 06-01-2010, 01:34 AM
creativeretouch creativeretouch is offline
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Re: Help with Hair Mask

Thanks for that - I work in LAB but I would not think this way. Usually I use LAB for basic color corrections and possibility to get a lot of new color informations back to the image and than I make final corrections in the final color space ...
I know my attached picture (highly compressed) has nothing to do with this topic but LAB is really powerful and I am sure Mask Pro would not work without your desaturated background
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:04 AM
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Re: Help with Hair Mask

Hi guys,

Thanks for all the responses. Amidst all the responses there are some really useful and insightful tips, so again many thanks for sharing.

Here is a link to the extracted and retouched image:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4012/...c04d1479_b.jpg

I ended up extracting using Topaz Remask, which did a fairly good job in the shortest amount of time. I then did something similar to what Mistermonday suggested above, darkened original background, inserted another above the cut out and then blended the two together using very low opacity brush strokes. The shot was then finished by drawing in a few new hair strands.

@DJSoulglo, I know from bitter experience that there is no way you could just use quick mask to draw in the hair! Kudos to you if you can
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:55 AM
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Re: Help with Hair Mask

I would suggest slightly desaturate her face and image will look perfect ...

This is similar way how Mask Pro works. You can create a final background layer and than with the top layer (hair) selected activate Mask Pro. Within Mask Pro you can choose a brush with the sensitivity to a new background selected.
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:25 AM
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Re: Help with Hair Mask

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I would suggest slightly desaturate her face and image will look perfect ...

This is similar way how Mask Pro works. You can create a final background layer and than with the top layer (hair) selected activate Mask Pro. Within Mask Pro you can choose a brush with the sensitivity to a new background selected.
Thanks for the feedback. I agree with the desat, in fact I have already done this to the final image!

That's interesting about Mask Pro, I may have a look!
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