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How can I make hair longer in photoshop?

By SYMONE SEVEN


A part of photo magic is creating the fantasy. We can do anything we imagine in the world of Photoshop. Sometimes I like to add extra glamour to my beauty shots by making the hair bigger and longer. Keep reading to find out how!


HOW TO LENGTHEN HAIR IN PHOTOSHOP


  1. Create a new background layer copy with keyboard shortcut COMMAND J

  2. Clean up the flyaways with the CLONE STAMP TOOL on DARK blend mode. Paint over them on 80% opacity  and a soft brush setting

  3. Use the SPOT HEALING TOOL to remove the out of place hairs on the curls by clicking over the stray hairs

  4. Use the QUICK SELECTION TOOL to select the area of your choice to replicate

  5. Copy and the paste the selection with keyboard shortcuts COMMAND C then COMMAND V

  6. Click and drag the selection into place and with the ERASE tool remove the excess to blend into the existing hair

  7. Dodge and burn the hair to add dimension (link below on how I use dodge and burn)


My advice is to use your eraser wisely to blend the extension with the existing hair. You can make a layer mask (the button is next to the new layer button) and use your brush tool to erase and replace the hair. If you just want to give the hair more volume, you can do so with the LIQUIFY filter (Filter tab > Liquify)  and HAND TOOL. 


Want more tips like this? Check out my other posts on symoneseven.com, my instagram @symoneseven or my self titled youtube channel.


GEAR

Neweeer monolight on a c stand

46”  octabox at 2 o'clock above her

White reflector under her bust 


CREDITS

Photo: @symoneseven

Model: @emilylareina


How do I fixed a colored lace wig in photoshop?

By SYMONE SEVEN


Some things are best left on instagram, and by some I mean colored lace wigs! We love to double tap them on our feed but there’s no mention of the work of the stylist and photographer who made it so likeable. So if you’re a photographer struggling to save a wig, or an outsider wanting to see how it all goes down behind the scenes, stayed tuned.


HOW TO FIX A LACE WIG IN PHOTOSHOP


  1. Create a layer copy with the keyboard shortcut COMMAND J 

  2. Go to the FILTER TAB at the top of the screen on Photoshop’s menu panel

  3. Use the HAND TOOL to reshape the bulkiness at the top of the wig

  4. Use the QUICK SELECTION TOOL to select a nice sample of hair

  5. Press COMMAND C to copy the selection and COMMAND V to paste the selection

  6. Click and drag the sample over an area you want to replace it with

  7. Erase the edges of the selection to blend it into the original photo with the ERASE TOOL

  8. Repeat until you’re satisfied


My tip to further blend the hair is to use your HUE/SATURATION adjustments and dodge/burn to properly blend the samples into the originial. You can also blend by using the layer fill/opacity to fade the samples into the original. 


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CREDITS

Photo by @chadflucas

Edit by @symoneseven


How to fix a lace wig part in Photoshop?

By SYMONE SEVEN


HOW TO FIX A LACE WIG PART

  1. Go to the FILTER TAB at the top of Photoshop’s menu panel

  2. Select LIQUIFY from the drop down menu

  3. Use the PUCKER TOOL to narrow the part by lightly clicking the button slowly down the part

My tip is to go in with the HAND TOOL in LIQUIFY to manually push and pull the part after doing these steps to get the part exactly to your liking. Be careful to make sure it’s natural and your changes are undetectable. 


Want more tips like this? Check out my other posts on symoneseven.com, my instagram @symoneseven or my self titled youtube channel.


GEAR:

Sony a7 camera with 85mm 1.8 lens


LIGHT

Natural Light with no modifiers



CREDITS

Photo/Retouch: @symoneseven

Model: Mercy


How do I fix frizzy hair in Photoshop?

By SYMONE SEVEN

This is the quick and dirty way to clean up frizzy hair in photoshop. It’s a method I use when I’m too lazy to go in with my clone stamp and remove the hairs individually. Aint nobody got time for that! Nope! Keep reading if you’re as impatient as I am

HOW TO RETOUCH FRIZZY HAIR

  1. Make a layer copy with COMMAND J

  2. Zoom in with COMMAND +

  3. Grab the CLONE STAMP TOOL on 90% hardness and opacity  and sample a clean area with OPTION 

  4. Carve out the hair, erasing the frizz by outlining the hair.

  5. Sample and drag around the perimeter

  6. Use the MIXER BRUSH TOOL with all settings on 26% to paint over the background. Don’t be afraid to be messy because of the next step.

  7. Erase the MIXER BRUSH color off the subejct

  8. Done :)


My tip is to make sure you blend the edges of your quick CLONE STAMP tool  work with the background. 

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GEAR:

Canon 5d mark iii camera


LIGHT

Profoto D1 light with large octabox slightly above subject

Silver reflector under the bust

Alien Bee B800 with a a reflector bowl behind the subejct


CREDITS

Photo: @leslieandrewsphoto

Model: Kingston 

Creative director/prop stylist/retouch: @symoneseven