Step 6 output the selection now that were done

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Step 6: Output The Selection Now that we’re done selecting the hair, we need to output our selection, and the best way to do that is to have Photoshop convert our selection into a layer mask so that we’re not actually deleting any pixels from the original image. Set the Output To option, which you’ll find directly below the Decontaminate Colors option, to New Layer with Layer Mask if it isn’t set to that already:
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Selecting “New Layer with Layer Mask” for the Output To option. Click OK in the bottom right corner of the Refine Edge dialog box to close out of it. If we look in my Layers panel, we see that Photoshop has made a copy of my original image and converted my selection into a layer mask on the new layer. The original layer below it has been turned off so it’s no longer visible in the document window: The Layers panel showing the layer mask on a copy of the original image. Step 7: Clean Up The Layer Mask If Needed Since we focused so much on selecting the hair in the image, there may be some other parts of the selection that need a bit of cleaning up. To inspect the layer mask for any problem areas, press and hold your Alt (Win) / Option (Mac) key on your keyboard and click directly on the layer mask thumbnail in the Layers panel: Hold down Alt (Win) / Option (Mac) and click on the layer mask thumbnail. This both selects the layer mask and makes it visible in the document window. If you notice any areas that need to be touched up, grab Photoshop’s standard Brush Tool from the Tools panel and paint over the areas with either white or black as needed:
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Painting with white (using the standard Brush Tool) to clean up a few areas of the mask. When you’re done, switch back to the normal image view in the document window by clicking on the layer’s preview thumbnail in the Layers panel: Clicking on the preview thumbnail to the left of the mask thumbnail. And here, after a quick touch up of the layer mask, is my final result:
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The final result. And there we have it! That’s how to select hair in a photo using the powerful Refine Edge command in Photoshop CS5!
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