Dealing with hair during your post-processing can be such a pain. This is especially true if you can’t afford to have an assistant or hair stylist on hand to help keep it under control during the shoot. But it doesn’t have to be such a pain.

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As part of the Photoshop Week CreativeLive had Chris Orwig on hand to show us how to deal with those pesky flyaway hairs in Photoshop without ripping out our own hair! I especially liked the part where he talks about reduction, rather than removal. I think that this is an important concept many photographers new to post-production overlook.

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It won’t always be as easy as it was in this video. Sometimes, the healing brush can get confused, or it doesn’t look quite right. But that said, more times than not, I have found that when you need to remove individual flyaways like the one in that video, the method he shows us works wonderfully.

What other methods do you use when you have to touch up the hair of your subject? Leave a comment below and let us know how you fix hair in Photoshop!