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How can I clean up a hair so it doesnt look so rough

Discussion in 'Help' started by zeroman68, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. zeroman68

    zeroman68 Potential Patron

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    Since drawing really isnt my thing, i've been trying at making hairs with just straight rips from a picture and positioning it right on the template. My problem it that the edges have a lot of of little pixels that just make it look rough. I was wondering how i could go about cleaning it up
     
  2. ModGuy

    ModGuy Club Regular Content Creator

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    Your description leads me to believe that you're simply using bucket fills straight on to a ripped image.
    This would give you the jaggedly edges.

    In order to clean it up you'll need to create a new layer and trace it using something like a pen tool.
    After this, colour it and delete the original image layer.
     
  3. Synonymous

    Synonymous Swell Supporter Content Creator

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    So you're just cropping it right? Could you post one of your rough hairs and the image its from?
     
  4. Maineim

    Maineim Casual Client

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    I will tell you what technique I use: I work with the original image, as big as possible. I use a clipping mask to make the transparency, in another layer I use a plain red o green color as a background, to see every detail. When I'm satisfied with the transparency I apply the clipping mask, ans apply in the template file, sometimes it needs some cloning or smudge effect to fit the head.
     
  5. anonymous

    anonymous Club Regular

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    You can usually touch up rough stuff like that with a soft eraser or smudging.