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Old 05-21-2011, 07:02 AM
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High End Hair Straightening Retouch

Hi,

I am wondering if there are some special techniques used for hair straightening haire and reforming the look and shape.

I know that somehow it can be done with:
- Copy/Place straight hairs from different spots/photo.
- Smudge in a new layer.
- Liquify to align hair strands.
- Draw with a brush.

But sincerely does anyone have any special techniques or more ideas how to achieve this style.

look at the attachment as an example.

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Old 05-21-2011, 03:23 PM
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Re: High End Hair Straightening Retouch

no one?

for that image its kinda difficult to get that almost perfect look.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:51 AM
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Re: High End Hair Straightening Retouch

what exactly are you trying to achieve? what are you asking? are you saying you took a lot of effort getting from the right-hand image to the left-hand image and you're asking if someone has some special techniques to get there faster?
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:57 AM
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Re: High End Hair Straightening Retouch

the attachment is an example form some other retoucher its not done by me. and actually its in the opposite direction, the right part is the "After" the left one is the "Before"

I am asking that what i have listed in my first post are the complete list techniques for making this kind of retouch, or there are any other techniques for doing this?

if you notice how the hair was retouched, I see it is kinda difficult to achieve that and somehow it looks like it is done in a different way that i have listed.
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:47 AM
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Re: High End Hair Straightening Retouch

I'd copy and paste from another part of hair, (w/ warp)
I'd clone in darken mode,
I'd smudge,
But I don't know really if there's a better way, I barely see tutorials about hair...
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Old 05-22-2011, 04:17 AM
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Re: High End Hair Straightening Retouch

Ali, have a look here:
https://www.digitalphotoshopretouchi...utorials-dvd-2

There is a sample of the inverted highpass for hair...
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:55 PM
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Re: High End Hair Straightening Retouch

All I have really seen is hair taken from various image from the same shot..
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:01 AM
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Re: High End Hair Straightening Retouch

Hi. I believe that hair texture maybe is one of the the most difficult parts of a good retouch. Old, damaged images like I'm restoring every day always need some retouch or total reconstruction but new pics... wow, this is still more delicate. The texture must be realistic, shapened, clear... I do not like the copy/paste stuff taken from another image, maybe this could help some extreme situation but it's not a technique, just a life jacket for the moment.
I remember that Russell Brown has some free hair brushes in his site. Some tutorial too? I don't remember very clear but u could try. Very good ones, I'm using 2 or 3 of them customed for my 800dpi workflow. But, manipulating fresh, good looking and high resolution hair texture it's really a big game. Take care
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:57 AM
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Re: High End Hair Straightening Retouch

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Hi. I believe that hair texture maybe is one of the the most difficult parts of a good retouch. Old, damaged images like I'm restoring every day always need some retouch or total reconstruction but new pics... wow, this is still more delicate. The texture must be realistic, shapened, clear... I do not like the copy/paste stuff taken from another image, maybe this could help some extreme situation but it's not a technique, just a life jacket for the moment.
I remember that Russell Brown has some free hair brushes in his site. Some tutorial too? I don't remember very clear but u could try. Very good ones, I'm using 2 or 3 of them customed for my 800dpi workflow. But, manipulating fresh, good looking and high resolution hair texture it's really a big game. Take care
Florin, you do amazing work. Thanks for sharing some of your wisdom and insight with us on this difficult topic.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:23 AM
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Re: High End Hair Straightening Retouch

Thank you, Robert. I try to do the best and learn more every day, that's all.
One of the actions we could make is creating our own customed brushes. Sometimes it could help more. Just pay attention to the small layer size and resolution, it must correspond with the real hair alignment, I mean the distance between the points which will draw the hair/lines. I tried and did this fine creating a new layer over the image, add some 15-25 small points following the hair texture location and saving it like a new brush in the Edit menu. Regards
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