How to Easily Erase Background from Hair: the Photoshop Background Eraser Tool

Step 1

Open the woman image in Photoshop

Step 2

Click and hold over the “Eraser” tool in the toolbar and select the “Background Eraser Tool”.

Step 3

In the top toolbar, set a brush size that works best for you according to the image you are editing. In this case it is set to 70 with the Hardness set to 70% and the Spacing set to 1%.

Step 4

In the “Sampling” method, choose “Once”.

Step 5

Under “Limits” pick the “Discontiguous” one from the dropdown menu.

Step 6

Finally, set the Tolerance to about 45%.

Step 7

Now that the Background Eraser Tool is set, simply click on a background area near the hair and start erasing as you normally do with the eraser tool.

Step 8

With this simple process, keep erasing the background from hair on your subject.

Step 9

Once you finish erasing the background from hair, you can keep using the “Background Eraser Tool” to remove the remaining background content or you can simply add a layer mask and mask the rest of the image as you normally do. To do that, click on the “Add Layer Mask” icon in the Layers Panel.

Step 10

Be sure to have a black color set as your Foreground Color. Select a soft rounded brush and click over the layer mask thumbnail in the layers panel.

Step 11

Now simply paint over the image on those areas that you want to hide.

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