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removing fly-away hair in Photoshop

MC Nguyen , Aug 23, 2005; 12:16 a.m.

Hi, Does anyone know a good technique in Photoshop for removing fly-away hair without the hair ending up looking like a wig? I've been using the clone tool to clone the background where the flyaway strands are, but the hair ends up looking fake, especially at the edges. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks MC

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.[. Z , Aug 23, 2005; 01:09 a.m.

MC Nguyen , Aug 23, 2005; 11:27 p.m.

Hi, Thanks for the link. The articles seems to describe how to change a background yet maintaining strands of fly-away hair. What I'm interested in knowing is how to remove fly- away hair keeping the same background. Using the cloning tool over a large area is hard to control and ends up looking patchy. Thanks MC

Ray House , Aug 24, 2005; 02:40 a.m.

I usually zoom very close and clone individual hairs. Using a little feather on the cloning brush helps with blending.

.[. Z , Aug 24, 2005; 09:29 a.m.

The first link also explains how to reduce the prominence of flyaway hair. If you merely eliminate it all, it often *will* look like a helmet.

Christopher George , Aug 24, 2005; 03:54 p.m.

Hey Man, Thought I would try and help you out. I find trying to remove dust or in your case strands of hair is to use the healing brush. Zoom in at 200% and then option click on your backround to select your sample area. Place the Circle over the hair and wa la its gone and your back round now replaces the hair. This can be very time consuming but nobody will ever know the hair was there. Hope I was of some help.

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