Patching a gap in hair Photoshop: Retouching


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Patching a gap in hair

When you're photographing people, very rarely is the hair in the perfect position. Like with this picture, you can see there's a gap between the hair here, and let's say we want to fill this in. In order to do that, we're first going to select a piece of good hair right here, we'll copy that to a new layer, and then we'll also work with the Patch tool and we'll blend both of these together in order to correct this part of the picture. So first, select the Lasso tool, then increase the Feather, maybe about 1 or 2 pixels there, and then go ahead to make a lasso selection, which is really rough, around this area of hair here.

Most important with this step is that you select too much of the hair, rather than too little. Next, press Command+J on a Mac, or Control+J on Windows, and what you'll see is that we now just have this on a separate layer. Because that's on a separate layer, eventually we'll be to move that to kind of cover up that problem area, ...

Patching a gap in hair
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Patching a gap in hair provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop for Photographers: Portrait Retouching

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