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How to Retouch Hair in Photoshop

Retouching hair can be a challenging and time-consuming process, but with the right knowledge and carefully practiced technique, you can avoid the frustration and improve the quality of your portraits. If you would like to make your portraits better, check out this fantastic video tutorial that will show you everything you need to know about retouching hair. 

Coming to you from Kayleigh June, this helpful video tutorial will show you everything you need to know about retouching hair in Photoshop, including shaping, getting rid of frizz and flyaways, and adding shadows and highlights. We obviously focus on the face when it comes to editing portraits, but often, the hair takes up even more space in the frame than the face, and as such, it deserves careful attention as well. Perhaps the best advice I can give for retouching hair is to minimize the amount you have to do by preparing beforehand. Keeping a travel can of hairspray in your bag can be a lifesaver if you encounter windy conditions on a shoot, especially when you consider just how many individual flyaways you might have to edit out if the subject's hair gets unruly. Check out the video above for the full rundown from June. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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