i didn't realize how much of the hair strands covered her face. i know baby isn't looking at the camera but i like how mom looks. I'm not very good yet at CS3(i've mostly been using lightroom 2.4) Can the hair be removed? can you share you work flow whoever plays with it?
Thanks so much.
my experience with hair across the eye is that you really can't remove it. I mean, it just looks messy in the end. but maybe someone here has a better experience with that kind of hair removal. I can remove hair across less detailed areas, the eye is just really tough.
it sure is a nice shot of mom!
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I've done it, it can be done and can be done well...if you want to spend a few hours on it. It's a ton of work. I don't have the time right now otherwise I'd do it for you.
Basically, use the heal brush as much as possible...it's the most forgiving if it will work. Make the heal brush just a tiny bit larger than the hair and fix strand by strand. When you get to the eye, work at at least 100%....maybe even closer, to get each nook and cranny.
Where the heal brush doesn't work, I use clone, but it's much less forgiving and will probably also need the heal brush to touch up afterwards.
There is sadly no shortcut to this that I know of. Unless you just want the practice and the challenge, I honestly would not try to remove the hairs. The baby is not only not looking at the camera, she is also OOF. Also, the background isn't anything special....this is a snap which makes the hairs just fine. IMHO unless you're planning to also switch out the baby and add a texture or something to the background, this image isn't worth the hours of editing involved in taking it from snap to portrait.
However if it's the challenge and the learning experience you're after...have at it and let us know how it goes.
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