There is no shortcut to quality hair retouching, which may explain why it is by far one of the most neglected aspects of beauty retouching. Reducing distractions by polishing skin and makeup is one part of the equation, but so is cleaning up or perfecting hair.
It could mean the difference between a decent beauty image and a stunning one, and speaks well to a retoucher’s professionalism. However, being a time-consuming task isn’t the only challenging aspect of hair retouching, it’s also knowing what methods will accomplish exactly what you need.
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Today’s tutorial by Aaron Nace of PHLEARN is loaded with techniques for tackling the most tedious of hair troubles. In the following tutorial, you will learn how to use the Spot Healing Brush, Pen Tool, Clone Stamp Tool, and the Brush Tool for cleaning up, shaping, and filling in hair for your beauty, fashion, or portrait photographs.
These same methods have other applications as well, particularly for e-commerce work where clean edges can make or break an entire set.
Even if you’re just looking to amp up your beauty retouching prowess, this will be twenty minutes well spent.