Retouching tutorial: Hair masking

When you’re adding a new background to a photo, masking your subject’’s hair can feel a bit daunting. In this video, though, I’ll walk you through the entire process, and point out everything you need to know about this seemingly complicated task. First off, prior to starting this tutorial, make sure your photo is of the highest quality possible, and that you have a new background picked out and saved as a separate layer.



Mike Caffrey is a freelance retoucher and editor. Mike has taught Photoshop and Illustrator at the college level in the UK for 10+ years. His website is

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