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Stef Prein
cut out hair from little contrasting background
on Jun 15, 2008 at 11:52:52 am

After reading the posts about cutting out objects, hair and tree branches, I still haven't got a clear answer to my question.
I'm cutting out a girl with kinda long hair. I'm doing this by dodging and burning several channels of the image and inverting and combining the results to get a good selection. So far, so good. But the hair is a problem. Because the background isn't really contrasting, I can't mask the hair properly and I don't really like to brush on pixel level.
Is there an easy solution for my problem? By the way, this is the picture I'm working on.

Stuffy
student Image and Media Technology
Utrecht School of the Arts
The Netherlands

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Jeff Kelley
Re: cut out hair from little contrasting background
on Jun 16, 2008 at 10:12:51 pm

As far as I know, there is no easy way to do this if you can't get can't get good contrast. I did take you image and converted it to CYMK just to make a mask, and I did have a little more luck using the Magenta channel. You might want to try that (Make a copy, not the original) and them copy it back into the RGB version to use as a mask. I did not have enough time to really do a lot.

Personally, if I can help it, I just get rid of the soft whispy hairs and only use the main hair. I know sometimes it's not possible. I just clone out the pain in the butt stuff.




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Mohammad Taghi Karimi
Re: cut out hair from little contrasting background
on Jun 24, 2008 at 11:45:17 am

heya ;)
its a good question
first i need that photo of girl you cutout that , i saw original pic
then i can guide you in the best way and easy way
coz i'm a poster designer
i help you don't worry :D
you can do it? hey and i say your website that was awsome ;)
bye now i waiting for u

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Never Give Up For Any Thing
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Mohammad Taghi Karimi
Re: cut out hair from little contrasting background
on Jun 24, 2008 at 2:19:53 pm

this is a link if fount it for you
its free and useful
if any question again
i'm right here behind you

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Claudia Holt
Re: cut out hair from little contrasting background
on Dec 5, 2009 at 3:58:40 pm

Hi, I realize this is an old post but would love the link to cutting out hair with little contrasting background.

(I am new to pse7 but love it).

Thank you,

Claudia


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