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Cut Hair with Background Erase Tool
- Select the Background Erase Tool
- Select the options below, the tolerance depends on each photo.
- this technique to cut hair, works only for clean backgrounds and with a single color.
see some examples below:
- My Brush tips, are Brush present in Photoshop CC.
I usually use brush present in photoshop to do my hair, specifically these two:
Brush > Soft Round Pressure Size or Flat Angle Low Bristle Count.
and always before starting to paint hair, select Pen Pressure on the brush configurations.
Simple Tips - How to Paint the Hair
I use wacom to do my hair, so the tutorials below are made with wacom and done for people who use tablet if you use mouse to do your hair, you can do the wires with Pen Tool, the result will be a bit different, but the process is the same.
This image below shows the simple process of a hair, using simple brush of Photoshop.
you start with dark colors and finishes with light colors.
simple tip with mouse from my brother whendel.
Tutorial - Simple Red Hair
I will show you a simple technique, because the hair is not 100% painted, a technique that I use in my work.
Step 1- 'll change the hair color, the color you choose, I'll do the hair with red tone.
changed with color balance, but the base has to be a little dark, then darkened and put more contrast.
Step 2-and the first wires painted with a dark color.
Step 3 - 4:start putting color in hair, wired with the color you want the hair, and at this stage I used the brush Flat Angle Low Bristle Count.
Step 5:from now, I'll use the Soft Round Pressure Size brush to make the wires (in a small size, the size of the brush depends on each image.). and I will start using a light color to make the lighting on the hair.
Step 6 - 7:continue using the previous brush, and making light wires, with different light colors for hair to have movement and look more realistic.
Step 8 - 9:final detail shadow ,
and a little sparkle using for smudging and give a realistic way.