The Best Way to Cut Out Hair

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(5 customer reviews)

In this advanced Phlearn PRO Tutorial you will learn the basics of composite theory and master multiple techniques to cut hair out of any background. Dramatically increase your knowledge of the pen tool, advanced selections, color matching, image composites and more.

Tutorial Instructor: Aaron Nace

Mask hair like never before.

Learn the most advanced ways to properly cut out hair in Photoshop. Even though these methods are advanced, with this Phlearn PRO Tutorial you’ll be able to do it like the pros in no time. You will be able to create stronger, more believable composites than ever before.

  • Select by Color

    A great way to select hair is to make a selection based on the color of the hair. If you photograph a person on a clean background you should be able to select the hair using advanced selection tools.
  • Advanced Layer Masks

    Cut people out of their backgrounds while preserving all the detail from the original photo, especially in places like hair. Capture perfect detail in your layer masks, allowing you to keep the original hair even when replacing the background.
  • Use the Pen Tool

    Sometimes the best way to create advanced selections is on your own using the Pen Tool. Learn how to use the Pen Tool to create paths and turn the paths into selections.

Improve your composites.

There is more to a great composite than simply being able to cut out hair properly. Learn how to match the color tones of your subject with any background to ensure the scene feels complete and natural.

  • Custom Photoshop Brushes

    Create your own Photoshop brushes so you’ll always have the right brush for the job. Custom brushes are excellent for advanced retouching and even for creating special layer masks.
  • Perfect Color Match

    Create the most believable composite image by matching the colors perfectly. Learn how to adjust the colors separately between shadows, midtones and highlights to create an accurate and realistic color match.
  • Plan Your Vision

    Every Photoshop project should start by creating a plan of action. Understanding your goals for retouching will help you to outline your editing process and ensure you don’t miss anything.

Included in Your Download

Our goal is to provide you with the most comprehensive learning experience possible. When you purchase The Best Way to Cut Out Hair Phlearn PRO Tutorial, you’ll get more than just videos. We provide everything you need to learn and practice at the same time!

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  • 2 hours of step-by-step Photoshop instruction
  • Original images to follow along

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  • 5 out of 5
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    Great tricks but with the background being so simple there are many ways to extract the subject from the background.

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  • 5 out of 5
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    The color space had to be wrong as it looked different in Photoshop compared to when i uploaded it here. Sorry

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  • 2 out of 5
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    This is a useful tutorial on how to make custom brushes in order to remove an image from a background while still hanging onto the soft edges. My main complaint is the presenter’s tangents, editorializing (especially about how great stylus pads are) and the sheer number of times he goes off topic. I feel like this 2 hour tutorial could have been cut down to 1 hour with some decent video editing.

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  • 4 out of 5
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    The voice is bad, compare to the other Phlearn Pro Tutorials, I think it is bad because of the microphone. But except that other things are quite awesome. It’s cool to cut out any person from any background. I got so much knowledge from Aaron. Thanks Aaron. SRoy.

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  • 5 out of 5
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    This tutorial took me some time to follow, Aaron moves quite fast through some elements of the process BUT the whole process i found fantastic!

    As per usual Aaron’s title of the pro tutorial doesn’t quite highlight all this tutorial has to offer, its not just a tutorial for cutting out hair! Aaron also shows how to select using different tools and offers insight from his many years of knowledge of trial and error.

    You will also gain insight in to balancing an image, altering the colours of your two images to make the merge more realistic, these techniques really do bring the whole image together!

    Thanks Aaron and the team!

    Photoshop Tutorials: The Best Way to Cut Out Hair

    The Best Way to Cut Out Hair