Project 8

Hair Transplant

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Photograph by Daniel Stainsby

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Use the Mask Hair Against White action to fast-track this technique

One of the most challenging montage or masking jobs in the profession of postproduction editing is the hair lift. When the model has long flowing hair and the subject needs to change location many post-production artists call in sick. Get it wrong and, just like a bad wig, it shows. Extract filters, Magic Erasers and Tragic Extractors don’t even get us close. The first secret step must be completed before you even press the ...

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