Advance Hair Selection Tutorial – Masking Hair In Photoshop

On this Photoshop tutorial, Jesús Ramirez (from the Photoshop training channel) takes a look at 2 different advanced techniques for masking hair.

Hair is probably one of the hardest things to select or mask in Photoshop. often you can work a long time to take care of every last bit of hair and even than it might not look 100%. The first technique uses channels – this technique will work with most versions of Photoshop. The second technique uses the mask edge which makes the entire process much faster.

This video is an advanced tutorial, if you are new to masking in Photoshop, check out this short and simple guide to masking by Nathaniel Dodson called: “How to Mask in Photoshop in 90 Seconds!” which will give you an idea of some of the basics of masking.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.


  1. This is one of the best and easy way to mask hair. This is my job from complicated BG. This was a quick example so it’s not perfect, but with a bit more time and effort we can bring the good result here.

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