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How to Remove Stray Hairs in Lightroom

How to Remove Stray Hairs & Fix Flyaway Hair in Lightroom

Using the clone tool in Lightroom generally works the best for flyaway hairs. In fact, when I am trying to remove something from the background, the Lightroom clone tool is generally the option to choose anytime there is a lot of contrast between the background and the object you are trying to remove.

If you use the healing tool, it will try to blend the object being removed with the background.

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A medium size brush will work best for removing a large clump of stray hairs. Click and drag a spot that will cover the stray hairs.

Remember, that if Lightroom doesn’t choose the best source to replace the stray hairs, you can always adjust the source spot by clicking and dragging it to a better location.

If you are trying to remove just one small stray hair, make sure you decrease the size of your brush – something just wider than the stray hair will work well. Then use the brush to trace over the stray hair.

Keep in mind, you can always do the cloning in small chunks if thats easier for you.

If you are more of a visual learner, I put together a short video tutorial demonstrating how to do this below:

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