The person who owns an e-commerce website, a marketing professional or a photographer, to remove background from an image is such a technique that everyone follows uncountable times. So, in this step-by-step tutorial, we will be showing you how to remove hairs from a white background.
Generally, most beginners suffer from frustrations at the time of editing photos of people is totally changing the background behind the area of the hair. It sometimes consumes a lot of time and effort. Most of the beginners ruin the entire photo while editing. So, in this tutorial of photoshop, one can get to know how to remove the hair of a person from a white background with the help of an eraser tool. And once a person becomes an expert in cutting hair in Photoshop CC18, he or she can be able to edit any kind of photograph.
How to Remove White Background from Hair in Photoshop CC18
Setting up of layers for editing hair on a white background:
So, first and foremost, it is very important to set up layers to edit hairs on a white background. For this, the user needs to make sure that the layers panel is open.
Protecting the original image file:
In the next step, the user has to make a duplicate copy of the original layer and then turn that layer off. It will help the user to start again if he or she makes a mistake. Next, the user needs to right-click on to the layer of the background which is situated in the layers panel and then finally click duplicate layer. After this, the user has to click on the eye icon which is situated just next to the original layer and finally turn everything off now.
Creating a high-contrast background:
In this step, the user has to add a vivid colour. It will help in making the image clear and can easily be visible what exactly the editor is editing. The user can replace bright colours in the place of white colour. This is will help in giving the realistic look to the image which the simple white background doesn’t give. Once the editor has cut the image into its shape, the user is all set to put that image into the new and fresh background. Try to use a light colour. For this, the user needs to click on the new layer in the page icon which is situated at the bottom of the Layers panel. Next, the user has to use the paint bucket tool for filling the new layer with vivid colour. The user can click anywhere on the canvas.
Next, the user needs to move the newly created layer beneath the duplicate layer. Just the user has to do is drag and drop the photo with the help of the mouse.
Removing the background from the hair area:
First of all, the user needs to select the background eraser tool which is situated in the tools panel. If the background is in a solid colour, then the user needs to use the background swatch sampling technique as well as he or she also needs to make sure that the background colour should be set to the actual background colour. If the user has a solid white colour then, discontiguous as well as protected foreground colour are to be selected.
Discontiguous helps to set Photoshop by blending the colour which helps in keeping the two layers separate so that the user can continue editing.
Sometimes, this technique can be a bit problematic. This is where the protected foreground colour comes to the rescue this tool will help in keeping the two layers separate. Also, tolerance works as the main tool here. It will help in giving the perfect amount of contrast to the image. Balancing the colour works as the key here.
With the help of the brush, erase the hairline very carefully so that everything looks perfect. If anything looks imperfect, some adjustments are needed in the brush.
Reducing the tolerance settings for removing low contrast background areas:
If any light coloured thing creates problems in the hairline, the user needs to reduce the tolerance level here. For this, the user has to zoom the image and carefully erase the imperfections by using the new settings.
Replacing the background:
As the user completes all the above-mentioned steps, it’s time to replace the new background.
Refining the edges in Photoshop CC18:
Refine edges tool will help in saving time if the user thinks of dealing with the background changes on the photographs which include subtle edges such as hairs or clouds. Instead of cutting out the specific part, the user can easily assess the difference in colours. The tolerance settings, as well as the background eraser tool, work as the perfect example of this.
Refine Edge tool:
For finding out the refine edge tool in Photoshop CC18, the user have to hold CTRL + ALT + R (CMD + OPT + R) if the user is using Mac. For windows, the user can simply go to the select option and then click refine edge for opening the toolbox.