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Old Sep 29, 2005, 6:21 PM   #11
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Based on your result here, I'm thinking black background is the way to go. How long did it take you to process out the background? How did you achieve such perfect seperation with her individual hairs? I'm trying to see if this would be a better solution than what I am currently doing.

This took about 5 minutes. I used the extraction tool in Photoshop CS. I found that the extraction tool is CS does fine as long as there are not excessive amounts of stray hair bunched together (less background showing through). After extracting I duplicate that layer and put my created background in. The 5 minutes included the creation of the background.

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Old Sep 30, 2005, 9:32 AM   #12
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well. to be honest excellent look..... at this range there is just one point (at the back of the hair) where some bluring can be seen and among that like it is shot without *digital background asembling.

beautiful

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Most of the blurring in the photo is not due to cloning. The background I used was actually a strectched texture. The original, seen below, already had soft areas in it so stretching the texture to make it large enough to use on the image actually made the soft areas show up more and softer.

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First, I do not have a photoshop CS version so I dont know about that filter you use but it is just fenomenal how did you take those very small and tiny hear part out of the original background and placed on new digital one. It is just excellent

I would just like to see the original photo before editing.

thanks, great work

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Old Sep 30, 2005, 6:34 PM   #14
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Heres the oringal shot.

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how did u get the crop so perfect especially around the stray hair strands, i mean around that area the background is not a complete black shade???

did u use the ps magic wand??
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Old Oct 1, 2005, 8:05 AM   #16
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Its a combination of the extract tool and a little manual labor in photoshop CS. The extract tool does an ok job for getting the main subject and individual stray hairs. If you run into a situation were there are alot of stray hairs bunched together, where on a little background is showing through, thats when the manual labor comes in
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fantastic work mate
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fantastic work mate
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