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Retouching Techniques for Hair in Photoshop CC

with Lisa Carney

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About The Class

Learn how to retouch hair for beauty and composite photography

Retouching hair is hard! Demystify how to best treat hair for beauty and compositing jobs. Lisa Carney will teach how to create the best mask for hair using channel pulling, selections and masking in Adobe® Photoshop®. Lisa will go over techniques for illustrating hair, creating custom brushes, using hair parts and using Layer Blend modes to your advantage. Retouch, composite and edit with hair with confidence!

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Demystifying How to Best Treat Hair for Compositing

  3. 03

    How to Create the Best Mask

  4. 04

    Methods for Removing Halo

  5. 05

    Add Hair by Painting

  6. 06

    Use Brushes to Create Hair

  7. 07

    Cleaning Up Cross Hairs

  8. 08

    Screen Mode to Paint Hair

  9. 09

    Use Channel Pulling to Add Highlights

  10. 10

    Using the Flame Filter To Create Hair


Meet Your Expert

Lisa Carney

Lisa Carney is a high end retoucher who has spent over two decades working with the most dynamic players in the print, motion picture, and television industries ... read more

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Bonus Material

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  • zip Photoshop Hair Brushes
  • zip Files to Make Your own Photoshop Brush
  • atn Content Aware Fill Action
  • pdf Retouching Hair Workbook
  • pdf Adobe Stock Contributor

59% of students recommend this class.
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  • LindaK


    May 2017

    This is a fantastic course. But is clearly intended for very experienced PS users and retouchers. This backup materials, especially the workbook, are first class. She does speak too quickly and is a little difficult to follow. I felt like the right amount of material was covered. I would have loved more. But it needed more time to do it justice. She just seemed so rushed. I would have payed more for a longer class. Overall, I would highly recommend to anyone interested in this type of work. I found it fascinating.

  • user-01901f

    May 2017

    If you love Photoshop and are serious about retouching, this is one of the best classes from one of the BEST instructors I've ever seen. It is fast pasted, but well organized and completely to the point. I don't know about you, but I prefer an engaging instructor that is passionate about her field and wants to give you as much information in her course as possible. The bonus materials alone are worth their weight in gold and should help anyone having trouble following along with her advanced techniques. I hope CreativeLive brings her back soon!

  • Amy Vaughn

    Amy Vaughn

    May 2017

    Lisa was obviously trying to cram a lot of advanced information into a short class here, but she was fun to watch and I thought she did an excellent job. The extra time she put into the bonus materials more than makes up for how rushed the video was. The PDF workbook is 23 pages long with screenshots, step by step instructions and loaded with tips. Then there are over 50 quality hair brushes in the brush sets. I'd love to see her come back to CreativeLive some day for a longer class covering more topics.

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