30 April 2009

Creating shining hair like shown in shampoo ads

Start by opening an image of a girl with flowing hair.
Create selection of a part of hair using lasso tool. Press Alt+Ctrl+D to feather the selection. Press Ctrl+J to copy paste the selection in a new layer.
Press Ctrl+L to open level settings. Apply settings as shown.

Change the layer mode to "Exclusion".
Duplicate the layer. Select blur tool from the tool palette. Adjust brush settings from the options bar at top.

Apply the brush on this layer.

Change the layer mode to "Linear Dodge".


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