Retouchers and compositors all agree that selecting and cutting out hair can be a major challenge. It’s even harder when you’re new to Photoshop. With thousands of strands of hair going a hundred different directions, how can you possibly preserve all of the natural variation and detail?
In this tutorial, we show you how to cut out and recreate hair in Photoshop. Learn to make quick selections using Select Color Range, make advanced selections with Channels, and paint in new, photorealistic hair with the Brush Tool. Whether your subject is rocking perfectly combed locks or a nasty case of bed head, the techniques in this tutorial will guarantee that you capture every strand, every time.