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Photoshop Techniques To Shave Away Unwanted Body Hair

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We’re all mammals

Which means that even the prettiest models are going to have some amount of Body Hair. There’s nothing wrong with this at all – but there are some instances when removing Body Hair can create a less distracting photo. Sunlight tends to emphasize Body Hair when shining from behind the subject, blowing out each individual hair into a bright Highlight. Luckily, there are ways to fix this. We’re going to go over a quick and easy technique as well as a harder technique that has a more refined result.

The Easy Way

By clicking on our Background with the Magic Wand Tool, we’re able to get a rough selection around our subjects arm. We can then use the Brush Tool to paint away the Hairs without affecting the arm. This does makes the image cleaner, but it still doesn’t look as great as it could.

The Hard Way

A much better way to make the selection is to use the Pen Tool. Not only does this get rid of the Hair, but it also makes a smoother edge that makes the arm look better in general. Using the Pen Tool can be tricky, but it’s definitely worth getting to know. Want to know more about the pen Tool? Click the pen Tool tag above the video!

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