5 TIPS & TRICKS – How to Cut Out Hair in Photoshop!

5 TIPS & TRICKS - How to Cut Out Hair in Photoshop!

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Learn how to cut out hair in Photoshop with these 5 tips & tricks! (a few bonus tricks included, too!)

We’ll explore how to cut out hair in Photoshop in this video and talk about how I cut out hair in Photoshop smoothly and use Select & Mask as well as the refine edge brush, a Soft Light blend mode trick, creating a custom hair brush, and much more in this complete guide to cutting out hair in Photoshop CC!

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Tutorial Recording Notes:

Disclaimer: these are the actual notes I used to record this video and are written in a language you may or may not understand. Hopefully, you find them useful or cool.

  1. Split hair from the rest of the selection to focus on hair vs. rest of body
  2. Quick select whole model in Select & Mask
  3. Tweak the smoothness, feather, and contrast for better edges
  4. Clean up any spots that need it with the brush or Lasso
  5. Output to new layer and layer mask
  6. Use refine edge brush and decontaminate colors
  7. Get back into Select and Mask and use the quick select tool in there to make the rough selection around the hair
  8. Make note of the Refine edge and show how it’s used especially the brush sizing and soft edges
  9. Touch on the decontaminate color box and how the slider cna make a massive difference, but also the   of the damage decontaminate color can do
  10. Output and then use a mask to paint away the extra bits to effectively combine both pieces.
  11. Use Levels on the mask to clear up halos, also use Soft Light brush
  12. Do the general edge halo clean up with Levels on the mask
  13. Show how powerful the Soft Light brush can be as well (reduce brush opacity for bonus points)
  14. Select any trouble areas and use Color Range and manually punch them out in the mask
  15. Target any really troublesome areas or the troublesome area on the brunette model and show the Color Range tool trick
  16. Fill that selection with black on the mask and move on
  17. Clone stamp using a hair brush (also try a regular brush)
  18. Create the brush and show the Brush Menu settings for good results
  19. Show this with the Clone stamp and the regular brush tool.
  20. Rough selection with Lasso or Select Subject and set composition.
  21. Split body from the hair
  22. Select & Mask use Refine Brush + Regular Brush in there + Decontaminate Color slider
  23. Levels on the hair mask + Soft Light brush tool
  24. Build a hair brush and use it on the layer mask
  25. Clone stamp tool with the hair brush on a new layer
  26. BONUS: Loop selection around difficult bits and use Color Range

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