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Old 10-01-2010, 11:17 AM
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How to remove hairs on women face?

I'm having issue with some beauty photos. Sometimes of them have too many hairs in the face even at woman.

How can I remove this hairs without destructing the skin texture and without without using blur techniques because it kills??
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:17 PM
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Re: How to remove hairs on women face?

Qpixo, perhaps this thread may be of some assitance.
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http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...ial-hairs.html
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:32 PM
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Re: How to remove hairs on women face?

The actual method that I'm using is: duplicate the image to new layer then with a patch tool I start to clone area then lower the opacity. It's probably fastest way but NOT right way.

Another thing, I find this method makes my photo loosing depth (photo will look flat after this method has been done) and decreasing light on subject face.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:35 PM
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Re: How to remove hairs on women face?

if its just stray hairs i would use the healing brush set at a low diameter just a little bigger then the hair strand
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:56 PM
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Re: How to remove hairs on women face?

Here's an example of hair on face of what I mean.

Please take a look at:
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...g_hairskin.jpg


How to reduce or remove them without killing skin texture, light?
right method to use...
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:26 PM
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Re: How to remove hairs on women face?

Qpixo, when you have hair that is as fine and as dense as this, then in those areas there is no other texture except for the hair. You can't even create a band pass or degrunge band because the hair is the highest frequency / finest edge radius in the image. I think the most effective technique will be to perform a frequency separation of the image at a fairly low radius. Then on the high pass layer, copy good skin texture from other areas of the skin where texture exists or even from the HF layer of another image that has been freq separated. You did not provide any other skin in the image you attached so I healed some texture from another image.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:24 PM
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Re: How to remove hairs on women face?

Can you explain step by step in PS what you have done?

I'm not PS advanced though.

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Qpixo, when you have hair that is as fine and as dense as this, then in those areas there is no other texture except for the hair. You can't even create a band pass or degrunge band because the hair is the highest frequency / finest edge radius in the image. I think the most effective technique will be to perform a frequency separation of the image at a fairly low radius. Then on the high pass layer, copy good skin texture from other areas of the skin where texture exists or even from the HF layer of another image that has been freq separated. You did not provide any other skin in the image you attached so I healed some texture from another image.
Regards, Murray
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:51 PM
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Re: How to remove hairs on women face?

Qpixo, please view this video
and this other video
Then check out this thread at ModelMayhem
It's a very long thread but the recipe is on the 1st page. There is a lot of other useful info and links but unfortunately there is a lot of non essential chatter that you will need to skim over.
If you have any questions afterward I will be pleased to try to answer them.
Regards, Murray

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Old 10-02-2010, 07:51 AM
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Re: How to remove hairs on women face?

I watched first video and started using the separation frequency method (low and high layer). If I understand High frequency is for texture, hair, etc. and low layer preserved for color, shadow and tone.

When you said: "On high pass layer, copy good skin texture from other areas of the skin where texture exists"

Is that mean using the "patch tool" and copy it??


Btw, your second Other video link doesn't work.


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Qpixo, please view this video
and this other video
Then check out this thread at ModelMayhem
It's a very long thread but the recipe is on the 1st page. There is a lot of other useful info and links but unfortunately there is a lot of non essential chatter that you will need to skim over.
If you have any questions afterward I will be pleased to try to answer them.
Regards, Murray

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Old 10-02-2010, 09:40 AM
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Re: How to remove hairs on women face?

Qpixo, the most effective tool for transplanting texture on the HF layer is the Healing Brush. Make sure in the option bar you select Current Layer only.
Sorry about the bad link. It is now fixed.
Regards, Murray

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