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Lovely photo...
My try
Best wishes Ray

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Another try
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Hope this is what you had in mind. Vic

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Very beautiful image. I made a few simple adjustment in PS. Hope you like it!

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Regards Patsym

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Straightened background and blurred.  gc

VicC Senior Member • Posts: 1,997
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Have you got the origonal picture straight out of the camera to show me please? Vic

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Hi Patsy.
I think this is an exceptional extraction especially the hair on the left of the image as we view it...
Any tips please as to how to get that clean an extraction given how close the original hair colour is to the background.....excellent indeed.
Best wishes Ray

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Wow, very good work! Brilliant image...

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mikes wrote:

Gradybaby wrote:

Hi Mikes...and like Patsy's above...another brilliant extraction...
Any tips how to achieve that level of accuracy please with an extraction with such thin strands of hair please.....would love to learn...
Many thanks
Ray

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Thanks Ray and Musto...

The extraction was really the easy part, using Topaz or Vertus, or any extractor will give similar results. The hard part is keeping the tonal and hue ranges in the image balanced and natural.

I know this doesn't really answer the question Ray, but practicing on more difficult images will effectively increase your ability to find tricks to yield a final (better) result.

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mikes wrote:

Gradybaby wrote:

Hi Mikes...and like Patsy's above...another brilliant extraction...
Any tips how to achieve that level of accuracy please with an extraction with such thin strands of hair please.....would love to learn...
Many thanks
Ray

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Regards Patsym

Hi Patsy.
I think this is an exceptional extraction especially the hair on the left of the image as we view it...
Any tips please as to how to get that clean an extraction given how close the original hair colour is to the background.....excellent indeed.
Best wishes Ray

Hi Ray, I didn't use any extraction tool for this particular image, there are far to many colours in the original background. I overlaid a new background texture on top reduced the opacity down until she started to show through, I used a mask to go as close to the edge as I possibly could. I then copied some hair from the right hand side and blended it in onto the left hand side, after that I hand painted some loose strands here and there. Make sure to blur any hair you add. In all honesty Ray I find extractions tools only work on plain backgrounds, the best one's being Midtone grey, and white.

Regards Patsym

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Thank you Patsy.....that is excellent help and advice (as always) which is much appreciated.
Thank you very much
Best wishes
Ray

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Thank you Mikes....
I think you have nailed it when you describe keeping tones right etc...excellent work indeed.
I must try topaz again...I have it but always use Photoshop.....must give it a try...
Very best wishes and thanks again...appreciated...
Ray

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Wow you guys have out done yourselves thank you very much!

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