Jesús Ramirez from Photoshop Training Channel has come up with an excellent tutorial that shows you how to mask hair from busy backgrounds in Photoshop. The tutorial begins with a quick crash course on layer masks and the Select and Mask workspace. Ramirez then shows you how to cut out hair from solid and busy backgrounds.
You will also learn how to create brushes in Photoshop to help you recreate hair when you can’t extract it from its background. Watch below.
00:40 – How layer masks work
05:19 – Select and mask overview
08:37 – Remove person from solid background
12:58 – Remove person from busy background
15:53 – Paint strands of hair
18:03 – Painting with hair brushes
20:31 – How to make hair brushes in Photoshop
26:10 – Final image breakdown
27:15 – Camera Raw – Add Grain and Sharpen
Hope this comes in handy. What technique do you use to convert low-res graphics to high-res? Share this post with a designer friend and voice your views in the comments below.