Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Techniques to tame wildness quickly, part of Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Hair.
Set your clone stamp to transfer mode, and let's turn this hardness all the way down to a nice soft edge. And now let's zoom in and let's start removing a lot of these cross hairs. We're going to first be removing all the little cross hairs that really jump out at us. So zoomed into just about here. Not too deep because we want to keep an eye of the overall composition of the image at this point. Let's get a smaller brush, and just quickly going in and sampling right above, sampling from right below. Just go in and start removing all of these cross hairs that are really jumping out at you.
We're going to stay at this magnification for this demo in order to better retain the texture of the hair. So just moving through the image and just taking out all these little guys that are jumping out at you. So just pretty quickly go through and take these little guys out, and, after some practice this is something that you'll be able to get through pretty quickly. A little bit of mushiness right here from our comp. Let's fix that up over here. Okay. There seems to be more crosshairs on the side of her head over here.
So let's just get all those. Okay. So let's take a zoom out, and let's take a look at what we've done. Just go right up through our history. Let's go right up to the beginning, and just Cmd+Z that. And you can see how fast, we were able to make an impact. We were able to make a dent into this image. And the reason why we're not zoomed in too tight at this point, is because we're just trying to establish a nice rhythm to how we're going to be fixing all of this hair.
- Taming wildness
- Creating fullness and volume
- Getting rid of flyaways
- Toning down, not taking away
- Creatively retouching hair
- Working with curly, thin, and short hair