Archive for September, 2009

Alpha Channels – Part 4

Posted on: September 14th, 2009 0

In this screencast we explore 4 different ways to extract hair from an image in order to composite it into a different background. Once again, Alpha Channels play a major role, but we also explore some Blending options in order to achieve great results. I contend that there is no one “best” way to mask hair, but if you have an arsenal of different techniques at your disposal you can usually wind up with a successful result employing one or several of the techniques I explore here. This screencast assumes a fairly advanced level of Photoshop knowledge, as I don’t spend a lot of time explaining functions that I think an advanced Photoshop user would know.