Due to the small CCD of digicam, the photos taken usually have a tremendous DOF. Therefore, if taking portrait, i have to blur the background with Gaussian blur. I usually select the subject with magnetic lasso, then invert the selection and blur the background. However, i find it very hard to select the strands of hairs that stray away from the rest, or hairs with irregular edges. This makes the gaussian blur looks unnatural (well, perhaps it is not natural in the first place ). I tried using history tool but i found trying to trace out the blurred hair strands after applying Gaussian blur is painstaking. Can any kind soul enlighten me on how to do this better?
Thanks in advance!