Looking for Extraction Tips - Messy Hair

Discussion in 'Help Pad' started by Angela Toucan, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

    Messages:
    1,715
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2017
    Hi I've played with an extraction for a page, and I'm not totally happy with how TJ's hair came out. I was wondering if anyone has any tips on managing mops of messy hair like this.
    How do/would you approach it?

    Capture.JPG

    I use old software either the Cutout Studio in Craft Artist, or an even older version of Photoplus (predecessor to Affinity)
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2019
  2. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

    Messages:
    9,504
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2012
    Can you post the original picture? I'm not at home, but maybe someone could give it a whirl for you? Or tell you how you might be able to improve it - though I'm not sure who uses that besides @MrsPeel (I think!). I don't know CA, but have an old tutorial for Photoshop if needed.

    (Just in case - it's here... and super old... eeek, 2011! I was only scrapping a year, so there are probably better ways to extract in PS, or easier ways. This worked at the time.)
     
    Angela Toucan likes this.
  3. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

    Messages:
    1,715
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2017
    thank you. Here's the original. P1020712.JPG
     
    jk703 likes this.
  4. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

    Messages:
    9,504
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2012
    Great, Angela! I'm not at home, so I'm going to try to tag a couple peeps that might be able to help now. @cfile @Iowan Maybe @bestcee later. Or, I can try later tonight myself. (I have a Wizards basketball game until 9pm ET though).
     
    Angela Toucan likes this.
  5. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

    Messages:
    15,015
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2011
    Unfortunately I do not have the same software.. I think Vivi @Nemla ws trying to help Angela with it. I can try extracting but not sure how it will turn out.
     
    Angela Toucan and jk703 like this.
  6. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

    Messages:
    9,504
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2012
    Hair is always hard! Thanks for trying, Christa!
     
  7. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

    Messages:
    15,015
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2011
    extraction.png @jk703 @Angela Toucan Here is the extraction I did for you in PS... I used the extraction and masking tool. I wish I could explain on your software for you. I hope this will be ok for you. (I had to make it sm View attachment 325082 aller as the size was too big to upload) jut erase the little bit of the snudge.. I didn't see that.. sorry.. hope this helps.
     
    Angela Toucan likes this.
  8. AJK

    AJK But I don’t want to go among mad people!

    Messages:
    903
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Glad Christa could get it for you! I had it done, and then PS crashed before I could save. This one (above) looks great!!
     
    Angela Toucan likes this.
  9. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

    Messages:
    1,715
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2017
    thank you ladies
     
    cfile likes this.
  10. Nemla

    Nemla Stretching my skill set

    Messages:
    5,628
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2013
    Nice work Christa. Angela, I tried both Alfa and vector edged extraction options, none came as good as Christas..
     
    Angela Toucan and cfile like this.
  11. MrsPeel

    MrsPeel LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    Messages:
    19,926
    Joined:
    May 7, 2012
    hey girls, apologies only saw this now, falling asleep at the weirdest of times...

    @Angela Toucan hair is always a problem....
    If you are using Affinity...have you ever tried the Serif Forums?
    People there are really helpful, they helped me when I was having trouble with Craft Artist, and I went to post when the Affinity was released to find out more about it and they were really great... now, if you have someone like Christa making an extraction for you.....is awesome!!!!!!!
    Hope all is well :)
     
    Angela Toucan and bestcee like this.
  12. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

    Messages:
    11,399
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2013
    Sorry I wasn't more help! I'm glad you posted in the forum!
     
  13. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

    Messages:
    18,280
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    what I do for messy curly or sprouts (grandaughter's hair) I use a brush (hair) and I add the color around their head. add a layer and paint some hair around the extraction.
     
    Angela Toucan likes this.
  14. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

    Messages:
    1,715
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2017
  15. Iowan

    Iowan Louis Armstrong knows how it is

    Messages:
    3,259
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    @Angela Toucan i just found this video where he worked a magic touch on hair. I wonder if it would work.
     

Share This Page