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Handy Techniques for Cutting Out Hair in Photoshop

Handy Techniques for Cutting Out Hair in Photoshop
This post was originally published in 2009 The tips and techniques explained may be outdated. When trimming out images in Photoshop, human hair or animal fur always proves troublesome and can be tricky to achieve a realistic look. Here are two techniques I use on images with both plain backgrounds, and those with a varied background tones, each achieving pretty decent end results. Technique One: Images with Plain Backgrounds The best photos are those professional studio type shots that are taken against a plain white background. These shots make it much easier to find the edges of the subject, but trimming out fine hairs can still be a little tricky. Open up your image in Photoshop. Head over to the Channels palette and review each of the Red, Green and Blue channels. With only the new channel selected, adjust the Levels (CMD+L) to dramatically increase the contrast between light and dark areas. Due to the slight variation in tone of the background, it appears grey in the darker areas.

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50 Brilliant Photo Manipulation Tutorials to Understand Photoshop Like a Pro Email When it comes to photo editing, the first thing that comes to my mind is Photoshop. Photoshop is the second name of creativity. Photo manipulation may be one of the funniest things you can do with Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop Tutorials Hey welcome to my tutorial page! Below are whole lot of tutorials (mostly Photoshop ). I hope you find these tutorials helpful. If you have any questions regarding any of these tutorials please contact me via my contact page… Vector Art with Photoshop Learn how to use Photoshop to create OUTSTANDING vector art.

How To Give Your Photos a Cool Retro Analog Effect Back in the days of analog photography imperfections were part of the job. Colour washes, light leaks, vignettes and blurs were all common problems that appeared during the processing of your film, particularly from cheap cameras such as the Holga, or simply down to human error. While these problems don’t affect digital cameras, we can recreate the cool effects in Photoshop to give our shots that cool lo-fi retro effect. View large scale photograph Lines Photoshop Action Other actions you may also like: Scroll down for the full list of over 50 photo effects. Lines Photoshop Action Create incredibly detailed line artwork from your photos with little effort. You can choose from 5 different styles and you have full layer control to adjust the look of the design after the action has completed. Make sure to watch the video tutorial on how to setup your Photoshop file to play the action.

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SandStorm Photoshop Action Watch the above video for a demonstration of the action and detailed video tutorial Add pro lighting effects to your Sandstorm images with Soft Focus 2. You may also like: Scroll down for the full list of over 50 photo effects. Outstanding Photo-Manipulation Tutorials for Photoshop I apologize for not making an original tutorial, you see I was on holiday and then I gave it an extension so… Anyways I’m full-fledged back now and you’ll will be seeing an excellent tutorial next Monday. Meanwhile here’s something to keep you busy. This is a collection of outstanding photo-manipulation tutorials, and one more thing, most of these tutorials are unseen. I visit many design related sites and I haven’t seen these tutorials much in their tutorial collections, yet they consist of supreme quality and their creators deserve all the praise in the world. How to create a fantasy photomanipulation in Photoshop

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