REMOVE THE BACKGROUND
In this GIMP tutorial you'll learn some techniques to remove the background from an image with hair. Cut out hair. I'm explaining step by step in this "How to in GIMP" so you'll know how to make a cut out of an image with hair.
I'm using layer masks, the clone tool and give some tips on the burn tool in GIMP.
Techniques to maintain fine detail such as hair or leaves on a tree while creating a transparency. Layer masking works for many pictures that would be too time consuming to create intricate transparencies with only an erase. The technique being used is but one of many.