Here's How to Cut Out Hair from a Complex Background in Photoshop in Just a Few Steps (VIDEO)

One of the hardest things to do in Photoshop is to cut out hair from a complex background in a portrait, fashion or beauty shot. In the below tutorial, Photoshop guru Nathaniel Dodson (aka tutvid) shows you how do it in a few easy steps.

"There are difficult backgrounds, there are busy backgrounds, and there's everything in between, all the way down to just your basic gray paper background," Dodson says. "So, we're just going to do a more difficult hair select and talk to you about how to make difficult hair selections over difficult to select backgrounds."

In the video, Dodson explains how to use Photoshop brushes, the Select and Mask tools, Select Subject feature, the Lasso Tool, and more.

Check out this hair selection tutorial from tutvid below and then, if you need more help, here's another video from Dodson with five tips and tricks on how to cut out hair in Photoshop. And don’t forget to subscribe to the tutvid YouTube channel to see all of his software tutorials.