Sunday, March 20, 2011

Separating hair from a photo

Separating hair from a photo's background can be a tricky thing in Photoshop. I thought I could use practice with this for work and personal pieces, so I found a tutorial to help me out. The tutorial comes from:

I found a couple of images of people that had fine hairs poking out here and there, and then I tried the techniques suggested. The first tutorial helped me out with this image. You'll see the original photo, and then you'll see my version with the new sky background. My version could use more work since I lost some of the finer hairs, but it was worth a try.


The second tutorial was good, but I didn't follow it too closely for this image. Here's the original photo on the left, and then my version on the right with the gradient background.

Saturday, March 5, 2011 Update!

We have added some new items to our website, infinirock productions! Take a look at the background image used throughout the site - it's a nice sunset photo by Steve. On the Design page you'll see some captions for the images. You'll also see a new video of the band Jerry's Dawg and a Mr. Blotto video on the Video page. These couldn't make it to our YouTube page since they were longer than 10 minutes, but one of the advantages of having them on our website is that the videos are available for download.