Apr 02, 2012

All About the Hair-Part 2

Taking Care of the Strays

In yesterday’s episode I covered my Workflow with Skin, and today we’ll move on to the Hair. We had an amazing hairstylist for this shoot, and so all we need to fix are the strands that fell out of place and brighten up a few spots. The best way I’ve found to do this is with the Clone Stamp tool and adding some Variation with the Brush Tool.

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If there’s a technique you would like to see or have suggestions on what can be edited with this image please post a comment in the box below! These techniques are the best ways I’ve found to Retouch portraits, but if you have different ways of doing it let us know


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    Hi Aron. I would love to see you remove the “lump” of hair sticking out from her neck. Not single hairs but the cluster of hair ( I don’t know what to call it but I’m sure you understand. 

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    Balint Alovits

    Hi Aron! 

    Another thing. What books/albums do you have in the background? And what other books/albums you have?


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    Sebastian Ortiz

    Great episode…. Learned some excellent tricks for working with hair! Thanks Aaron!

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    M. Possamai

    That ‘rotate canvas’ tip is a total lifesaver!
    Thank you so much for that tip 🙂

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    Milton Dorweiler

    You are so interesting! I don’t think I’ve truly read through a single thing like that before. So wonderful to discover another person with original thoughts on this subject. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This website is something that is required on the web, someone with a bit of originality!

  • juanma5088

    Hello, how you doing.
    This is the pic that I told you. I have problems with the hair cut silhouette because i have to put the girl in the pink background but doesn’t work because the the hair is very overexposed (maybe is too blond). Can you advise a tutorial to learn to do that?
    I am grateful to your help, thanks a lot… have a nice day

    Photoshop Tutorials: All About the Hair-Part 2