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Old Mar 23, 2004, 9:48 PM   #1
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Does any body have an easy way of changing a background in photoshop when the subject has a messy hair style?
I have been using photoshop for a few years now but always have trouble changing backgrounds when the subject has a messy hairstyle or loose strands of hair. its easy enough to just erase long stray hairs such as on a woman but when its particularlt messy or when a male has short spiky hair it is a long and tedious process either slecting or erasing those little spots. sorry if it sounds like im going on a bit, just hope someone knows what im talking about. Cheers
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Old Mar 23, 2004, 9:50 PM   #2
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I use Corel Knockout2. It's better than any method I've tried in PS, but loose strands of hair still take time and effort to retain the details.
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Old Mar 23, 2004, 9:52 PM   #3
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maybe if you use a really bright white bg....and then you can select that easily....

other than that i have no clue....i've had trouble doing this.....except it was painting asphalt on a gravel ground through trees....lol
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Old Mar 24, 2004, 12:26 AM   #4
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If you have Photoshop v5.5 or later, use the Extract option. It's under the filter menu...

You may need to do a bit of touching up, but Extract works pretty well.

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