How to cut out hair fast on Adobe Photoshop
We know the challenges designers face when it comes to cutting out models for use on other backgrounds, so we’ve prepared a step by step method on how our in-house designers cut out models really fast and still retain all the fine details in the hair and body outline of images
Select your preferred background color and image
(Note: Image must be on plain white background with high contrast clothing).
Rasterize image if not already a flat layer and duplicate.
Hide the top layer and set the blending mode for the bottom layer to “Multiply”.
Reveal the top layer and use the magic eraser tool to erase all white area surrounding the image, set tolerance to anywhere between ‘10 and 30’.
Create a mask and select the ‘soft rounded’ brush tool with hardness set to ‘zero’. Choose a small size that spans the width of your image’s hair edges.
With the foreground color set to full black, brush around the hair edges, making sure your mask is selected and not the image thumbnail.
Fine tune your brushing using the brush opacity and sizes to get a finer result.
Change background color to see your new found magic.