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Part III: Selecting and Preserving Fine Detail > SELECTING HAIR AND FINE DETAIL

Chapter 8. SELECTING HAIR AND FINE DETAIL

When it comes to silhouetting people with a full head of hair, animals with fur, or scenes with fine detail, I sometimes wish that everyone was as bald as Michael Jordan, that all animals were fish, and that I worked only with pictures of skyscrapers. But of course we don't live in a world where smooth selections play a key role in evolutionary development.

Making selections of fine details requires patience, practice, and creative thinking. One technique may work perfectly well on one type of image but not on another. You may need to combine techniques, and most of the time you'll need to fine-tune the mask with careful handiwork.


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