Learn this powerful technique to change hair color in Photoshop!
Keep in mind that when doing hair color changes in Photoshop it is a lot easier to go from light hair colors to dark. The biggest reason is that lighter hair tends to have more detail and therefore you can make those areas darker and keep the detail.
Going from dark hair to light hair is much more difficult. For example, turning black hair into blonde hair is extremely difficult or impossible in a lot of cases because the details are lost in the shadows, and photoshop cannot recreate the detail that was lost.
Keep in mind is that everyone’s hair color is different. The numerical values for any adjustments that I use on this photo may not work for your photo. Use my values as a starting point, and adjust accordingly for your image.
The techniques in this video are all non-destructive which means you can always come back and edit them!
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📘 INDEX – How To Change Hair Color in Photoshop
00:00 – Introduction
00:23 – Dealing with Flyaway Hair
01:18 – Work Non-Destructively with Smart Objects
01:42 – Make a Selection Our The Hair
02:15 – Use Select and Mask to Refine The Selection
03:58 – Create a Group and Apply The Selection as a Mask
04:17 – Why You Shouldn’t Use JUST The Hue/Sat Adjustment
05:38 – Use The Color Balance Adjustment Layer to Change Hair Color
07:33 – Making The Hair Color Red
08:14 – Change Hair Color To Black
09:57 – Change Hair Color To Blonde
11:17 – Bring The Highlights Back
12:06 – Refine the Image to Get The Best Hair Color Change as Possible
12:37 – Final Thoughts
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