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Maybe we can start this thread as a tutorial thread






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Excellent idea.

I would like to suggest tutorial that covers the Pro-mode "Masks" in more detail would be great.  In particular, how to use a "Custom Mask" to prevent a strand of hair from becoming baked onto the forehead texture is likely to be a common task we need to accomplish.  Even though I've figured it out (not saying I've exactly mastered it), I think it would be a nice topic to include in a tutorial.






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Great tutorials thanks very much, I am a neewbie at all this and really only doing it for my own ends (hobby). My biggest problem is hair and how to edit it etc, so if you have any tips I would be grateful
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Fantastic tutorials as usual Mike. I was using Crazy Talk to create heads before, but Headshot is far superior. I've always used high quality images, but I was wondering what resolution you tend to use and the size of the file. For example, one photo I'm using is 300 pixels/inch and is 2.5 x 2.7 inches with a file size of 524 KB. I can zoom in all the way and see a lot of detail, but wanted to check with a proWink

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Pixels per inch is pretty meaningless unless you are going to print something out.

We always just refer to the image in terms of pixel width and height.  Images that are 4K (so 4096 x 4096) are superb.  But you take what you can get -- as a very general rule you need to have at least a 1K image (so 1080 x 1080).  The lesser the pixels, the "softer" the final head will look (but note there are times that such an avatar is fine -- you don't always need ultra-realism and there are many times you actually don't want that anyway).



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Great tutorials thanks very much, I am a neewbie at all this and really only doing it for my own ends (hobby). My biggest problem is hair and how to edit it etc, so if you have any tips I would be grateful


This is a bit OT for this sub-forum but I did do a little play around type thing with hair a few days ago:



I'm going to try to do something playing around a bit in Blender as well -- watch for it on my channel.





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This is exactly what I need to do, but when I attempt to drag a jpeg into CC3 I get a red circle with a slash through it. I've tried a number of different jpegs, but I get the same result. 
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Is your file extension jpeg or jpg?  I think Headshot is expecting jpg.  (I've never tried with a jpeg extension).



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