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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:02 am    Post subject: Pump up the contrast (hair) Reply with quote

Here is a technique to help add a more contrasting shine to your hair. It also uses a few more techniques than my basic tut. If you are new to hair read my Photoshop Step by Step Basic Hair.


















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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is very neat, does it work the same with gimp?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think everything translates to gimp except the fibers command. I don't think Gimp has that.The fibers command is not always needed you can do it without it I just liked adding a touch more texture to it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would you also get the same effect using the burn and lighten tool verses the exposure? The exposure doesn't seem to like me. Either that, or I'm doing something wrong.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose it could be done but dodge and burn are not my favorite tools lol. They take as much skill and practice as any tools maybe even more. When you try to play with the exposure try moving the "exposure" slider to the right about .40-.60 and the gamma correction maybe between .60-.80 or even more on the gamma correction if you want it darker. It is a pretty small adjustment in the exposure. If you feel it makes your hair too yellow or too green or some other color that you were not trying for you can always go to hue and saturation and slightly move the "hue" slider to bring it to the color you like or reduce the "saturation" or you can even play with the lightness but this one (lightness) tends to be tricky. If you adjust the lightness sometimes it helps to go to gamma correction to bring back your contrast.

If you post a pic of what you are trying (on your avatar not your map) maybe I can make some suggestions or if you PM me I can help you there too.

There are tons of different ways to get effects so I'm sure this can be achieved many ways besides the ones we are doing here.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

might be cool also using gimp to add a bump map to it, inverted and at a elevation of 1 to 2.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What color would i use to make a blonde hair texture?
I want to try this ^^
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More importantly... what color NOT to use. Don't use yellow. (If you are going for natural blonde.) Use more of a de-saturated brown/tan color. It's really personal preference. If, when you create a blonde texture it looks too yellow in the end you can usually de-saturate it some and it helps. Sometimes they come out greenish and need to be changed with a slight bump to the hue and saturation. When I say de-saturate I don't mean to take it to black white and gray... but just reduce the amount of color some so it is not as yellow.
Another trick I read here in the forums is to get a pic of blond hair that you like and use the eyedropper to pull shades out of it. You would be surprised at what color blonde actually is.

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