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Old 04-17-2012, 01:00 AM
adtechniques adtechniques is offline
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How to remove hair on model arm faster

Hi, I want to ask, how to remove hair on model arm faster. I usually use Split (FS), use Clone tool in Lighten mode then clone to hair but it's slow and results not good. I don't want erased, I want it to look natural and fade
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:49 AM
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Re: How to remove hair on model arm faster

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can't replace, dnb but this is much quicker
in this case: Median-lighten 50%, stamp, median-darken 50%,USM, dust/scratches, and some SkinSmooth for good measure
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:03 AM
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Re: How to remove hair on model arm faster

Ansome!!! would you mind to share your .psd for me to pactice and learn from it. thks you so much.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:35 AM
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Re: How to remove hair on model arm faster

There is no quick solution for something like this, and the only way is a combination of cloning and DNB, as it always is.

If you are good at painting ,you might want to create a portion of an arm with pen tool, than literally paint it in, adding texture and grain/noise through a soft light modes bit by bit. That would probably be the quickest and most effective.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:32 AM
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Re: How to remove hair on model arm faster

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Ansome!!! would you mind to share your .psd for me to pactice and learn from it. thks you so much.
I didn't save it, but it was quite basic...

duplicate
choose median values so the hairs disappear
set blend mode to "lighten", opacity 50%
stamp image,
median again
set blend mode to darken, opacity 50%
I started to lose contrast, so made USM with large radius, low opacity
noticed that there are still some hairs quite visible, so made Dust/Scratches
and removed some "blotchines" with SkinSmooth ( http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...in-smooth.html )
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:46 AM
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Re: How to remove hair on model arm faster

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Hi, I want to ask, how to remove hair on model arm faster. I usually use Split (FS), use Clone tool in Lighten mode then clone to hair but it's slow and results not good. I don't want erased, I want it to look natural and fade
Thanks.
My issue with using "split" methods is that they're not truly separate in that you'll still have residual shading that way. I'd clone out some of the obvious strands. The edge of the arm where hair is going over can be rebuilt if necessary rather than cloned. Careful pathing and some feathering will get you to a good starting point for your mask.

After that I'd just do a bit of burn/dodge to make it less apparent. The thing is if you take away the hair completely, it's going to look retouched/fake. There isn't a good way around this. The hair covered area is part of your available texture. It's like if you've got some crazy peach fuzz and you just remove it straight out, you won't just start to see perfect pores beneath it.

The end result I'd go for is one of finer softer hair unless someone simply wanted it gone, in which case i'd go a bit further. in that case I'd mostly burn/dodge, but I do it a little differently as I'd blend the hair closer to skin color and density.

Be careful because you're already starting to make this look retouched.
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