Intermediate | 3h 06m | 875 MB | Project Files 434 MB | Required Software: Adobe Photoshop

In this installment of his popular Masking & Compositing series, Photoshop guru Deke McClelland shows how to select hair—down to the individual strands—and composite portraits against new backgrounds. The course covers how to mask out hair, paint in detail, blend hair, merge channels, and match light sources. Deke also explores special techniques for working with both dark and light hair, as well as extracting hair from complex backgrounds. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
* Understanding the Calculations command
* Calculating masks with the Subtract and Add modes
* Enhancing a mask with Apply Image
* Creating a traditional blue screen mask
* Masking dark hair against a busy background
* Painting in missing hairs with a Wacom tablet
* Masking blonde hair and flames
* Performing selective edits with Dodge and Burn
* Masking a difficult image in multiple passes

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