Clean Photoshop Hair Removal Trick
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Having problems with hair in Photoshop? Maybe this tip could help.. For situations where you have a clean white background, this simple technique allows you to isolate hair with clinical accuracy. Head on over to SurrealPSD for the skinny:

Brunette Background Removal at SurrealPSD www.surrealpsd.com/brunette-ba…

Got any quick tips for efficient background removal in Photoshop? Feel free to share in the comments section below.

Conzz 8-)
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egik7777777's avatar
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NeoStockz|Professional Digital Artist
:salute:
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therob70's avatar
Fantastic yet simple. Bravo mate. :clap:
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NeoStockz|Professional Digital Artist
Cheers mate ;)
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MsCraeH's avatar
Thank you for this! I have been struggling with the smaller details like hair so I will give this technique a try! :clap:
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NeoStockz|Professional Digital Artist
Lots more hair based tutorials coming very soon, thanks! :D
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soulatech|Professional Digital Artist
Bookmarked!! This is gonna save me so much time, thanks for sharing bruv! :peace:
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NeoStockz|Professional Digital Artist
Wait till you check the power of Refine Edge, the serious game-changer in Photoshop compositing ;)
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fantasio|Professional Digital Artist
'Very lovely, I need to get my hands at layer masks, this will definitly be a motivation to use it.
Other than that I suspect it works mainly on a plain color background, what about a not so clean backdrop or stock from deviantart? I mean some imagery where the hair is not so easy to separate from a structured back. When it comes to that I try the refine edges option in CS5 but most often rely on my custom hair brushes to create hair:)
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NeoStockz|Professional Digital Artist
Your a true artisan, I can imagine you have the skill to produce realistic looking hair manually. In situations where there is a 'busy' background so to speak, I now use the Refine Edge function, like you said. Im having some great success with it :)
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KnightFlyte96|Professional Digital Artist
nice one, im sure it will help many people;)
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NeoStockz|Professional Digital Artist
That's the idea 8-) Thanks for commenting mate :)
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hybridgothica|Professional Digital Artist
Hair is a pain in the ass. It truly is! Ive used a similar technique on a model's photo 2 years ago and it came out flawless! Very Nice Tutorial :aww:
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NeoStockz|Professional Digital Artist
Have you used the Refine Edge function in CS5? If not, this shit will change your life! :D

Youtube tut: [link]
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