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TheShaman

Location: Peaksville, Southeast of Disorder

Post Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:15 pm   Reply with quote         


@Sohiness: here I used my simple solution, masked layer to isolate Fabulous. Once I was happy, I applied the mask and then smudged some of his hair back to blend. Long hair is obviously harder to do this technique, but it does work. Not the "best" solution, but it is a 'simple' solution.
Can't wait to see Claf's not so simple solution/tutorial.





Fabulous wrote:
considering the pubs i use to drink have gays all around... the more gay guys around you in a bar, the less straight guys ... cool thing.




arcaico

Location: Brazil

Post Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:18 pm   Reply with quote         


And thats why the chop suck... no lights adjustment, clear fake hair and beard... weird white spots in mask that probably mean highlights... Come on, Sean... even the pope gave up... I think its time for you to consider the same...




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TheShaman

Location: Peaksville, Southeast of Disorder

Post Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:32 pm   Reply with quote         


Ok I apologize, had I known you wanted to save this picture I would have for sure spent more than 5min making it.
That wasn't a fake beard or hair... thats all yours buddy. But since you asked so nicely...
I gave you your highlights that you wanted in your hair, and color corrected just a bit.



I hope you're happy now... I've spent 10 whole minutes on this!

Kudos on the Pope line though. That actually made me laugh out loud.
Cheers.




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arcaico

Location: Brazil

Post Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:07 pm   Reply with quote         


you seriously should seek help... just saying...




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TheShaman

Location: Peaksville, Southeast of Disorder

Post Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:47 pm   Reply with quote         


arcaico wrote:
you seriously should seek help... just saying...



nah,

View youtube video





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Sohiness

Location: India

Post Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:55 am   Reply with quote         


Thanks to ALL of you for your amazing suggestions! Specially to the helmet suggestion Very Happy
But my question is...Did Claf come up with a tutorial yet? o.O




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arcaico

Location: Brazil

Post Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:24 pm   Reply with quote         


Sohiness wrote:
Thanks to ALL of you for your amazing suggestions! Specially to the helmet suggestion Very Happy
But my question is...Did Claf come up with a tutorial yet? o.O


THAT... is a very good question...

DID YOU, MONSIEUR CLAUDE? Hmmm




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fine fine! I'm an idiot!

Post Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:34 pm   Reply with quote         


Hi! I'm back! Smile

I'm not sure but my tut is something close to what papavales showed us, but with more informations. His work was good... well done.
thumright




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Post Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:53 pm   Reply with quote         


Copy the background layer and add layer mask.



Make your selection and copy this selection.



Go on channels and add an alpha channel.



Paste your selection in this alpha channel.



Now adjust this selection with a brightness/contrast adjustment for nice clean
contrast between black & white. The lower area will need another alpha channel
for different brightness/contrast adjustment.



Copy this alpha channel.



New brightness/contrast adjustment for lower area.



Now select the 1st alpha channel (click command and the alpha channel).



Go on your layer mask.



With brush tool, take off some parts of the background (black on white on mask).



Come back on channels and select your 2nd alpha (alpha copy) (click command and the alpha channel).



Take off the rest of hair edges with brush tool.



Now deselect and click on option and layer mask to go on layer mask.



Clean some parts with white brush on layer mask.



Clean some parts with black brush and burn tool on layer mask.



Add a white background layer below to see the result.



Now add a darker background for some more adjustments.



Copy your "background copy" and switch the blending mode to multiply for the original "background copy".



Go on the new "background copy 2" layer mask.



Now with brush tool, ideally with low opacity or pen pressure with Wacom tablet,
clean off softly all the grey part. And finally, if some edges appear with too strong
contrast or too black, you can use the same brush to softly reducing the contrast
on the original "background copy" layer mask.



Finally you can make some adjustments on hair for a better integration with some adjustment layers. You can also draw some hair if necessary but need to be realistic.



So I hope it was helpful! Ciao! Smile




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papavales

Location: greece

Post Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:40 am   Reply with quote         


you re da Boss Claf




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Post Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:15 am   Reply with quote         


if single color. could use (--select -- color range) and select color around the hair




Tarmac

Location: Hotel California

Post Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:37 pm   Reply with quote         


Cool
Claf wrote:
copy paste .. blah.. blah.. blah


Claf -




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Tesore

Location: On the way to Utopia!

Post Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:30 am   Reply with quote         


The Master has spoken Bow




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arcaico

Location: Brazil

Post Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:27 pm   Reply with quote         






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fine fine! I'm an idiot!

arcaico

Location: Brazil

Post Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:29 pm   Reply with quote         


the funny thing about the gif I posted is the guy in the back having intercourse with a ghost...




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