Thursday, August 4, 2011

How to Cut Out Hair in Photoshop

Author Name: Stephen Kui

Post Category: Tips for Graphic Designers

Anyone who’s ever tried rendering hair knows it’s a hassle. However, it’s much easier than most people know, because Photoshop comes enclosed with an algorithm that makes it all easy. Here’s how to perfectly render hair.

We’ll start with this image. As you can see, the hair is very intricate, and would be near-impossible to render with an eraser or the pen tool.

First, what we need to do is make a copy of our stock, so that we don’t have to re-download it if we make a mistake. Highlight the layer and right click, selecting duplicate layer (or press control+j).

Now, go to the menu and hit filter -> extract. This will take us to an extraction window. The key is to highlight as little besides the edges of the image as possible. So try to erase too much in or too much out. This will make the algorithm select the hair better. Then use the paintbucket tool and fill in the inside of your render.

But before you press okay, press preview, and it’ll come up with a preview of what you’ve just cut out. Here’s what you’ll see with this image, but don’t worry about the missing cheek or the slight outcrop of brown by the nose.

The next step is to quickly take a small soft brush, and erase the parts that shouldn’t be there.

Once that’s done, go back to your original stock layer, make it visible, and use the pen tool to select parts of his face that are missing. The pen tool works here because there isn’t any hair to cut out. Right click in the image and choose “Make Selection.”

Now press control+j to make a copy of that section of the layer, and drag it above your main render layer. Voila, the cheek is back! We will then repeat that with the eye layer.

And here’s what we get at the end! We can also change it up with a new background to see how nicely cut the hair is.

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The original stock was from =DanHeffer-Stock on Deviant Art.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Photoshop TOP Secrets 4 DVD Training Packs + BONUS DVD

How to Become a Photoshop "Black Belt"-Fast!

Just released by Mark Monciardini, Photoshop® Top Secret™ is an Extreme Training Course that teaches you, step by step, how to create cutting-edge graphics and special effects with Adobe® Photoshop®. This student-friendly home study course includes four DVD-ROMs with over 16 gigabytes of video tutorials and project files. It also comes with a full-color gallery book (printed, not pdf) that shows the end result of each project in the course. You can look, learn, practice, and master these advanced techniques wherever you may be, without the need for expensive classes or tutors.

Create Posters, Movie Covers, Surreal Graphics and More!

The course will teach you how to become the ultimate Photoshop® "black belt" for fun and/or profit. You'll learn how to create top-level special effects for eye-catching movie posters, album covers, book jackets, brochures, mailing pieces, magazine covers, article illustrations, and a tremendously wide range of print ads and Web site graphics.

Movie Poster Design I
Create a popular people montage seen
on many movie posters.

Movie Poster Design II
Take an ordinary house and turn it into a
Sci-fi Movie Poster.

Movie Poster Credits
Tips and tricks on creating a real “Credit Block”
for movie posters.

Dark Faces
How I created my creepy Image that has been
in Magazines and Ads.

Breaking Apart
Create the illusion that a face is
falling apart.

Dream Scene Montage
Create an elephant with wings and
place it into a futuristic world.

Stone Portrait
Create a “Stone Bust” out of a portrait
for a killer special effect.

Surreal Images
Create a creamy foggy mist over
water and rocks.

Dream Skin
Create a fantasy woman with henna
art and dream skin.

Special Effects
Learn how to create orbs, fireballs
and jellyfish like creatures.

Painting a Portrait
Digitally paint a portrait from a
photographic reference.

Swapping Faces
How to take the face from one photo
and place it into a completely different one.

Pop Art
Turn a Photograph into artwork
that was popular in the mid 1950’s.

Applying Tattoos
How to apply henna and tattoos to skin.

Masking Fur
Seamlessly remove the background
from furry animals.

Vanishing Point
What Vanishing Point is and how
to edit images with perspective.

Web Graphics
Learn how to create commonly
used web graphics and screen shots.

Shattered Type
Create the illusion that text
is being shattered like glass.

Flower Greeting Card
Use the vector tools in Photoshop to
create an elegant looking Greeting Card.

Creating DVD Covers
Mark shows you exactly how he created
the Photoshop Top Secret DVD covers.

Flying out of Bounds
Create the classic “out of bounds” effect
with a very cool masking trick.

Reaching out of Bounds
Creating the illusion of arms and
hands reaching out of a picture frame.

Chocolate Milk Frog
How to make a frog covered in chocolate.

Covered with Wax
Choose an object and cover it
with melting wax.

Grunge Look
Create a unique grunge background
that can be used for almost anything.

Square Fruit
Play with mother nature by changing
the shape of fruit.

Invisible Man
How to make a person vanish from
their clothing.

Metal Collage
How to create a Robot with pieces of a
Photo and then place it into another world.

Morphing Creatures
Morph animals and reptiles together
to create interesting creatures.

Using Layer Comps
How to create multiple layouts in
one Photoshop file using Layer Comps.

Vector Art Portrait
Turn a Photograph into beautiful
vector art.

Dreamy Background
Create Sci-fi looking spiral

Liquid Metal
The ultimate Liquid metal technique
that can be applied to text and objects.

Create Psychedelic and Natural Smoke
to incorporate into your artwork.

Soap Bubbles
Use soap bubbles to add flair to
your projects.

Water Bubbles
Use these water bubbles to infuse
imagination into your projects.

Underwater Scene
Create an underwater illusion with
just the tools in Photoshop.

Swap Animal Skin
Take skin from one animal and
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Stylized Character
Turn a sketch into colorful art.

Masking Mastery
Special video that explains many masking
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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Creatas® Images - Four Seasons I & II

Creatas® Images - Four Seasons I & II

CD1 Fall & Winter: Sprinkle some seasoning fun over the snow and leaves. Whether catching snowflakes in your mouth or putting a pumpkin on your head, there's always a time for cheerful play.
CD2 Spring & Summer: Catch some spring fever with a fishing rod or golf club before the mild warmth turns into the full-swing hot fun of summer.

Total 150 JPEG | 4200x4200 Pixels | 300 dpi RGB | RS & ES & FF