Hello world! Today I will teach you how to “Change the hair color in someone’s picture”. Our final result would be something like this:
I will be using a picture of an actress Debby Ryan. You can use any picture you want but I will advise that you should use some picture in which hair are prominent so that you can practice better.
Let’s get started with it. Open your software and in your software, open a picture in which someone’s hair is prominently seen. After you open your project picture, your screen would look like the following picture:
Now, Take the Brush Tool from Tools Tab or simply press B. After taking brush tool go to the bottom of Tools Tab and press Quick Masking button. This button is mentioned by the Step 2. After press quick masking button, go to the top of screen and set the rush Properties i.e. size, type, flow, radius and opacity etc. which are mentioned by the Step 3 in the picture below. After setting the brush, go to the picture and apply brush on hair. See following picture, follow the numbered step:
Change the size, opacity and flow of brush where needed. Remember, whatever color you choose for the brush, the hair will be painted red. Don’t worry; this is a part of tutorial.
See following picture:
After applying brush on desired part of picture, go to Tools Tab and select the tool which is mentioned in the following picture with number 1. Now go to the bottom of the Tools Tab and press the button that is mentioned with number 2. This will turn the red hair paint in to a selection on the picture. If you notice, the selection in the picture now includes the area except the hair. To select only hair, go to Menu Bar and click on Select Menu. In drop down menu, click Inverse button.
See following picture for more detail:
Now the hair area only is selected. Go to Layer Menu and in drop down menu click on New Fill Layer option and in next menu, click Solid Colour. See the following picture:
Now that the hair is selected, go to Menu Bar and click on Layer Menu. In drop down menu, click on New Layer option and in new small menu click on Solid Color. A small new window will open on your screen like picture:
Set the Mode to Soft Light, Opacity to 100% and click OK button. Now another small window will open on your screen asking you to set the color that you want the hair to be. Just like following picture:
Now set the color and click OK button. You will have your edit. My edit looks like following:
Now save it in .jpg format and also in .psd format so that you can reuse this project whatever you want.
That’s all for this tutorial. I hope it helped.
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