Change Hair Color With Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to change the hair color easily with Photoshop. The effect looks natural and beautiful but very easy to achieve!

Step 1:
First open the photo you want to make this effect on. In this tutorial I use the photo below:


Before getting started, you should make here skin smoother by going to Filter>Blur>Surface Blur and use these settings:


Step 2:
Press D and X to reset and swap your foreground and background colors. Enter the Quick Mask Mode (Q) and use a soft brush to color some parts of her hair


Then exit the Quick Mask mode. Now you can see there are 2 areas: selected area and unselected area as below. The area that we painted on is now turn into unselected area


Step 3:
Press Ctrl-Shift-I to invert the selection areas


Step 4:
Press Ctrl-J to create a new layer with the selected area duplicated so that we can process it as we want


Step 5:
Go to Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation (Ctrl-U) to bring up the Hue/Saturation box, adjust sliders to achieve the color you want



Step 6:
We should make it smoother and more natural so go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. This tool makes the edges' hair become smoother


Step 7:
Finally change the Blending mode of this layer to Soft Light instead of Normal. It looks cooler a bit!


Hope you enjoy this tutorial!

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5 comments: on "Change Hair Color With Photoshop"

Anonymous said...

awesome tutorial man :)

buzukh said...

Nice post good work I visit your site daily
and work on it daily Designer & Blogger

Vinayak said...

i don't try photoshop much
but very nice tutorial

Danzy said...

Really nice tutorial love the post...

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