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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.
Dry shampoo, surely she should have already have known of this stuff
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.
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.
Extensions can be a nightmare
My daughter stuck some in the other week for her school prom, we had forgotten that the sun bleaches hair.
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
Then there's vibrance to finish.
I think its the clumpiness/dryness that's the challenge... here's a section...
My suggestion having seen the sample, would be to go to deviant art and fing some free hair samples and start editing
I'll do it if it's paid
Chuffing ell she needs to stop getting dragged through a hedge backwards. Re-shoot.
Mods: Remove split ends with clone tool, then paint in hair.(1hr)
I'm with Keith on this one - no amount of glossy hair shine sprays or serums are going to fix that - only a haircut!
hmm - glad you're all saying this actually, as I was getting a little frustrated
I'll try a few options and see what she says...
shame as all the expressions, backgrounds, lighting, other guy etc. are spot on.
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......)
boots... this one's a Harvey Nick's job
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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