Creating a hair-only mask


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Creating a hair-only mask

Now, when we last left off, as you may recall, the model's hair was looking absolutely great; her face looks great as well. But the bottom portions of her jaw, and along her neckline, and into her shoulders looks absolutely wretched. And so what we need to do is create a third layer of the model in which we mask her flesh tones away from her hair. This time around we can go ahead and create the mask directly inside of our composition at hand. Now, you may recall that the Channels panel is always seeing the composite view of the image.

So what I need you to do, if you are working along with me, is press the Shift key and click the Layer Mask thumbnail for the M2 R10 layer. And that'll go ahead and temporarily turn that layer mask off, so that we are revealing the original model. Now switch over to the Channels panel. We need to find the channel that does the best job of distinguishing the flesh tones from the hair this time around. That's not going to be the Blue Channel, because ...

Creating a hair-only mask
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Creating a hair-only mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentals

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Design
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