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hair in face/how to remove w/photoshop

Kelly Kiefel , Nov 11, 2008; 02:17 p.m.

Hi Everyone,

I had my first portrait shoot last weekend, (fortunatly I have lots of family to practice on) and I have a question about post processing. I have a picture that my cousin really loved, however there is a strand of hair in her face. I'm pretty new to photoshop, is there an easy way to remove the strand and leave the light in her eyes? I know I can use the clone tool on her forehead, but once it gets into her eyes I have difficulty erasing it. Please be specific or show an example! Thank you so much


Kelly Kiefel , Nov 11, 2008; 02:24 p.m.

sorry, I had trouble uploading the photo

Ronald Moravec , Nov 11, 2008; 03:20 p.m.

run the spot healing brush down the hair.

or use the healing brush. Sample the area next to the hair. Check alligned at the top. run a small brush over the length of the hair. Use a high magnification view.

The picture is very red. You need to fix that.

Bruce Cahn , Nov 11, 2008; 04:32 p.m.

We used to remove hair with an x-acto knife, before photoshop. It was called etching. It does leave a mark on the surface, but does not show on copied or framed prints. Am sure photoshop is better if you can use it.

Bob Irvine , Nov 13, 2008; 12:02 a.m.

This was a quick 1 minute fix, but it shows the results of the healing brush.

Large photo attachment:
( -- 1050 x 700 photo)

Charles Heckel , Nov 15, 2008; 01:22 p.m.

Removing the color cast is a good idea. While you're at it, you could select the teeth, choose Image->Adjustments->Hue and Saturation, and move the Saturation slider down, and possibly the Brightness slider up.

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