This course is about hair masking. If you can use Photoshop, but you still can not do good hair masking, this course will offer you a series of techniques to fix your problems. The first part is about masking starting from the basics: you will learn diverse ways of selecting and masking the hair and the fur. In the second part, you will see how to improve the masks: how to refine the details, how to fix colored borders, how to design tiny hairs.
How to use the user interface of Photoshop, the basis of selection and masking tools
Let's start from the beginning: how to select and mask a subject when the contrast with the background is high.
When the contrast between the subject and the background is low, it's hard to make a good contour. In this lesson, you'll see how to increase the contrast and get a nice result.
When you need to contour a person you've to use different techniques depending on the area you're working on: the dress has compact contour, whilst the hair is tiny and hard to contour.
If the background has a main color it's easy to contour a subject: in this lesson, you'll see how to make a good contour in a few steps using the color range.
You'll see how to work on specific details mixing the techniques learned in previous lessons.
How to use color channels to extract information to make a good maks and a perfect contour.
econd part of the course is about how to work on details. In this first lesson, you will see how to use the channels to improve specific areas of the mask.
Tiny hairs need special care: in this lesson, you'll see how to contour them at best using the brushes.
Creating your own brushes will speed your job because you'll be able to follow the tips of the hair exactly as they're.
In this lesson you will see how to save your personal set of brushes.
Still, have colored borders around your subject? Here you'll see how to fix this problem: with the automatic tools of Photoshop and painting by yourself.
When the subject was on a brilliant contour and you need to place it on a dark background, often you may see a white halo around it. In this lesson, you'll see how to fix white borders.
In the opposite way of the previous lesson, when your subject was on a dark background you may see dark contour when you place it on a diverse picture. Here you'll get how to correct dark contours.