Hair masking with Photoshop
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Hair masking with Photoshop

How to make perfect selection of hairs
3.9 (3 ratings)
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22 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2019
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 10 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will learn how to mask figures with complex borders, such as hair and fur
Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop
Description

This course is about hair masking. If you can use Photoshop, but you still can not do good hair masking, this course will offer you a series of techniques to fix your problems. The first part is about masking starting from the basics: you will learn diverse ways of selecting and masking the hair and the fur. In the second part, you will see how to improve the masks: how to refine the details, how to fix colored borders, how to design tiny hairs.

Who this course is for:
  • Retouchers, photographers, graphic designer, digital artists
Course content
Expand all 14 lectures 02:03:46
+ Basic techinques
7 lectures 01:07:30

How to use the user interface of Photoshop, the basis of selection and masking tools

Preview 05:41

Let's start from the beginning: how to select and mask a subject when the contrast with the background  is high.

Preview 13:42

When the contrast between the subject and the background is low, it's hard to make a good contour. In this lesson, you'll see how to increase the contrast and get a nice result.

Masking picture with low contrast
10:05

When you need to contour a person you've to use different techniques depending on the area you're working on: the dress has compact contour, whilst the hair is tiny and hard to contour.

Masking borders with different properties
09:42

If the background has a main color it's easy to contour a subject: in this lesson, you'll see how to make a good contour in a few steps using the color range.

Color as a reference for quick masking
09:05

You'll see how to work on specific details mixing the techniques learned in previous lessons.

How to use the color range in specific areas
09:50

How to use color channels to extract information to make a good maks and a perfect contour.

Color channels and the creation of masks
09:25
+ Improving details
7 lectures 56:16

econd part of the course is about how to work on details. In this first lesson, you will see how to use the channels to improve specific areas of the mask.

Color channels to improve details
10:51

Tiny hairs need special care: in this lesson, you'll see how to contour them at best using the brushes.

The use of brush for thiny hairs
10:07

Creating your own brushes will speed your job because you'll be able to follow the tips of the hair exactly as they're. 

Design your brush to refine the hair tips
09:05

In this lesson you will see how to save your personal set of brushes.

Creating your personal brushes library
04:24

Still, have colored borders around your subject? Here you'll see how to fix this problem: with the automatic tools of Photoshop and painting by yourself.

Fix coloured edges with automatic tools
09:28

When the subject was on a brilliant contour and you need to place it on a dark background, often you may see a white halo around it. In this lesson, you'll see how to fix white borders.

Fix light borders
06:34

In the opposite way of the previous lesson, when your subject was on a dark background you may see dark contour when you place it on a diverse picture. Here you'll get how to correct dark contours.

Fix dark borders
05:47