Extract Hair Photoshop CS4 Tutorial
In this Photoshop CS4 Tutorial I will teach you how to extract and edit hair.
Step 1 – Select your image
Step 2 – Open your image in Photoshop CS4
Right click on your image open with Adobe Photoshop.
Step 3 – Duplicate Layer (CTRL + J)
Duplicate the main layer by pressing CTRL + J
Step 4 – Desaturate the image (SHIFT + CTRL + U)
Desaturate the image by pressing SHIFT + CTRL + U
Step 5 – Levels adjustment (CTRL + L)
Adjust you image in order to define edges around the hair. After this we can start the extraction.
Step 6 – Extract hair using the Extract Filter (ALT + CTRL + X)
The image will appear in a new window where you will use the Highlighter tool (B) to cover the edges around the hair. After you have created an outline select the Fill tool (G) in order to color the areas you want to retain.
To zoom in/out use CTRL + / -
To drag the image press Space (Hand Tool)
To set the brush size press [ or ]
In order to have a well-defined edge select Smart Highlighting
Step 7 – Click Preview
Use Edge Touchuo Tool (T) to modify results.This tool cleans edges. Hold down CTRL to move the edge.Press 1-9 to change pressure.
Use Cleanup Tool (C) to modify results.Hold down ALT to make opaque.Press 1-9 to change the pressure.
Click OK to extract hair.
Step 8 – Change the hair color using Hue/Saturation (CTRL + U)
Select Colorize and change the hair color.