How to Clean Up Fuzzy Hair in Photoshop

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How to Clean Up Fuzzy Hair in Photoshop
Clean up fuzzy hair with the clone tool. (Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images)

Most photographs are not as perfect as the images on magazine covers and billboards. However, you don't have to be a professional to make your images look as perfect as those on the glossy pages of magazines. With the use of the clone tool in Adobe Photoshop, you can erase any fuzzy flyaway strands of hair that look out of place on the skin, clothing and backgrounds in your photographs.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the image by selecting "File" then "Open" within Photoshop.

  2. 2

    Click on "Layer," and select "Duplicate Layer" to duplicate the image.

  3. 3

    Click on the "Clone Stamp Tool" in the tool palette on the left side of the screen. Click on the arrow pointing down at the top of the screen. Choose a brush size that fits your image. Use a smaller brush for thin strands of hair and a larger brush for thicker strands of hair.

  4. 4

    Go to the top-right corner of your screen and find the section titled "Navigator." Click on the two larger triangles pointing up to zoom in on your image. Click once to zoom in 100 per cent, or drag the slider to the right for a custom zoom.

  5. 5

    Hold down the "Alt" key on your keyboard then click on a spot on the image next to the fuzzy hair. Try to find a clean spot free of hair that matches the skin or background as closely as possible. Release the "Alt" key. This defines the area to be cloned over the hair. Click on the fuzzy hair. Drag your mouse along the hair, or click multiple times over the hair until it is cloned out. Repeat this process for all areas of fuzzy hair. Change the brush size as necessary.

  6. 6

    Click on the "Smudge Tool" in the tool palette. Click on the arrow pointing down at the top of the screen. Choose a smaller brush size. Draw tiny circles over any cloned areas that look spotty or craterlike. The smudge tool helps to smooth and blend. Skip this step if the cloned areas already look smooth.

  7. 7

    Click on the "Burn Tool" in the layer palette. Click on the arrow pointing down at the top of the screen. Choose a larger brush size. Slide the brush over any areas that look too light. Repeat this process with the "Dodge Tool" for any areas that look too dark.

  8. 8

    Flatten the image by clicking on "Layer" then "Flatten Image." Save the image by clicking on "File" then "Save as." Save the image as JPG or PNG for the best quality.

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