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Cutout Tips & Tricks

Written By: Sandra & Quichee
Last Updated: June 27th, 2018
Program: Photoshop
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This tutorial is going to give you some tips & tricks that we use to make your cutouts more modern and fancy, per the trend! If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to us on Facebook or leave us a wordpress comment so we can get back to you. ♡

Required Materials

You are required to have some knowledge of the pen-tool for this tutorial. You should be at least familiar with making curves and how CTRL & ALT effect the anchors/lines.

General Guidelines

  • Always sharpen and do any extra editing before you begin cutting out.
  • Hair strands fall downwards except around areas of tension. AoT are basically areas where the sitemodel is holding her hair back or where a ponytail/hat/headband are. These exceptions can cause “baby hairs” to fly upwards, but otherwise even if they’re flipped, all strands should point downwards.
  • Follow the general outline of the hair, but fake the hair strands. When we say this we mean, make the hair more textured/interesting by adding strands of hair that may not fit in with the original shape of the head/hair, but follow the basic outline of the hair that is in the photo.
  • Use the clone stamp tool to clone and place hair color over the ends of the faked hair to make it blend in a realistic way.

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