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Dubai_Dave
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Can you help me retouching hair?

Apr 7, 2012 11:52 PM

I've got a problem and I can't seem to get it right, I'm hoping you wizards can help me

 

We did a shoot and they now want a blonde woman to be a brunette, a bit mad I know but that's what the client wants. Now Cutting the hair out and using refine edges just doesn't get me a good mask (using CS 5 on a mac here). See the images attached.

 

Once done I'm getting close with the hair but I still don't think it's natural - but as you can see I have feathered edges on the dark hair and I need to get them unfeathered and looking good.

 

Can anyone help me or give me any tips on what to do?

 

Thanks!

Davegirl 1.jpggirl 2.jpg

 
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    Apr 8, 2012 2:20 AM   in reply to Dubai_Dave

    You may have to manually create a Mask and also decontaminate both hair and background.

    Could you post a higher res (section of the) image?

     
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    Apr 8, 2012 2:25 AM   in reply to Dubai_Dave

    And are you doing retouching in CMYK instead of the original RGB?

    If so: Bad idea, in my opinion.

     
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    Apr 8, 2012 3:18 AM   in reply to Dubai_Dave

    It downsamples the image displayed in the thread, but if one clicks on that one can get a bigger image – not sure what maximal dimensions/size, though.

     
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    Apr 8, 2012 4:16 AM   in reply to c.pfaffenbichler

    I'm not going to even try it at that res.  I have a feeling the limit is governed by file size rather than pixels.

     
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    Apr 9, 2012 2:36 AM   in reply to Dubai_Dave

    It would appear that image has already be edited in a somewhat unfortunate manner.

    Screen shot 2012-04-09 at 11.34.37 .png

     
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    Apr 9, 2012 3:43 AM   in reply to Dubai_Dave

    I think it is a task where automatic selection may be of limited help and a lo tot manual work may have to be put into it – but hardly days and days.

    And like I hinted at in post 1 it might be helpful to manually remove the background in the foreground and vice versa.

     
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