The evergreen craze for beautiful photographs is a familiar feeling to all of us. Everyone wants to have that perfect photograph so as to feel proud about it later and feel happy about it. Photographs have a special bond with us that are largely hideous yet powerful. So it is not an unknown fact that we want to better our experience with a photograph so as to it give an appropriate finesse. Photoshop grants us this absolute feeling of happiness while editing photographs.
One problem all of us face while editing photographs with people in it, is the problem of stray hairs. Stray hairs produce unnecessary distortion in a photograph, thus making it look shabby at times. So it is important to edit stray hairs in a photograph to make it look perfect. As we always hoped, Photoshop comes to the rescue to perform this action on the photograph as well.
Here are the steps that are to be followed to remove stray hairs in a photograph using Photoshop:
- The first step is to open the image in Photoshop. After this, the next step is creating a blank new layer. This can be done by using the shortcut Ctrl + shift + N/cmd + shift + N. Rename the new layer as ‘Clone’.
- Now go to the Toolbar and click on the ‘Clone Stamp Tool’. Next, right-click on the image and set the hardness range percentage between 50-60%. Now adjust the brush size as you deem fit.
- After this, define the stamp tool by pressing Alt/Opt. This is done so as to define the area on which the stamp tool will work to remove the stray hair. ‘Source’ is defined as the area which the stamp tool uses to process the image further.
- The next step after defining the stamp tool is painting the stray hair. The stray hair is encircled with yellow color while the stamp tool is encircled with red color. At this point, there will be two pointers. The circular pointer shows the area where you are using the brush while the plus-shaped pointer is the reference used by Photoshop to clone the original image.
Using the circular pointer, paint over the stray hairs, and this will remove the stray hairs. The procedure is continued for all the areas where stray hair is present. Finally, after the painting is complete, the stray hairs are not visible anymore.
The above-mentioned steps are very simple and basic to perform the action of removing stray hairs in the image. For beginners, the procedure is not very complicated, and these are the minimal steps required to achieve the task. Lastly, with due practice, the above procedure will definitely seem to be easy to follow.