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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014814 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 7:12 PM

Suggestions...

Client had a "bad hair day" and asked if I could make her hair look more glossy....

Deep auburn hair, really long.... never done it before so a bit puzzled where to start...

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Say no. Reschedule.

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315362 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 7:38 PM

Dry shampoo, surely she should have already have known of this stuff Smile

Batiste

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 8 Jul 2013 - 7:40 PM
keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023038 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 7:47 PM

There must be some highlights in the hair. Create two adjustment curve layers. One for the highlights and one for the darks. Invert them. Use a soft brush at around 70% to paint your shine in.

Or duplicate the layer. Add a glow layer to the base image. Using an eraser set to about 5%, start bringing out the glow under the highlights. Finish with a curve adjustment.


And then pop a bottle of hair shine serum in your bag for a quick on the job fix.

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014814 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 8:01 PM

Cheers Keith - she looks great, just a bit paranoid about her hair! Think its extensions rather than the natural bits which were looking dry...

Will give that a whirl, see how I get on.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315362 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 8:04 PM

Extensions can be a nightmare Smile

My daughter stuck some in the other week for her school prom, we had forgotten that the sun bleaches hair.

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 8 Jul 2013 - 8:07 PM
arhb
arhb e2 Member 72273 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 8:16 PM

Continuing on Keith's theme, use inverted black and white layers set to soft light, then paint in where you want the shine/hilites/shadows.
Use any number of hilite/shadow layers rooted in dodge and burn for that matter Smile
Then there's vibrance to finish.

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014814 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 8:44 PM

I think its the clumpiness/dryness that's the challenge... here's a section...



dry-hair.jpg

arhb
arhb e2 Member 72273 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 8:56 PM

My suggestion having seen the sample, would be to go to deviant art and fing some free hair samples and start editing Smile
I'll do it if it's paid Smile

Last Modified By arhb at 8 Jul 2013 - 10:01 PM
keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023038 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 9:08 PM

Chuffing ell she needs to stop getting dragged through a hedge backwards. Re-shoot.

arhb
arhb e2 Member 72273 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 10:03 PM

Mods: Remove split ends with clone tool, then paint in hair.(1hr)
dry-hair.jpg

Last Modified By arhb at 8 Jul 2013 - 10:05 PM
cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96057 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 10:17 PM

I'm with Keith on this one - no amount of glossy hair shine sprays or serums are going to fix that - only a haircut!

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014814 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 10:22 PM

hmm - glad you're all saying this actually, as I was getting a little frustrated Wink

I'll try a few options and see what she says...

shame as all the expressions, backgrounds, lighting, other guy etc. are spot on.

janeez
janeez e2 Member 61193 forum postsjaneez vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2013 - 11:53 AM

Ade, it's no good you're just going to have to carry hair straighteners in your camera bag. Just put it down as part of the service! (While you're at it, a quick trip to boots for eyeshadow, mascara, powder, lipstick......) Wink

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014814 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2013 - 3:46 PM

boots... this one's a Harvey Nick's job Wink

in desperation, I ran Nik Colour EFEX's glamour glow on it and that seemed to blur the edges a bit... she really likes it too...

feel a bit dirty doing it...

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