How To Quickly Remove Stray Hairs in Photoshop by Michael Woloszynowicz
In this tutorial I'll show you a shortcut for removing clusters of stray or fly-away hairs from a background. This will work on backgrounds with gradients or out-of-focus elements but will not work if your background has a great deal of texture in it.
Another situation you may run into problems is if you have a blonde model with brightly lit fly-away hairs on a near black background. It is ideal for portraits, beauty or fashion shots taken on a seamless paper background where the hair and background don't have a huge amount of contrast.
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