In the modeling industry, there are different categories of photographs we see everyday. If we think that the model’s hair color should be changed to look better on photo, you need not to take your model to the parlor for hair color. You can easily change the hair color of the model in photo using Adobe Photoshop at home. In this tutorial, I am going to show at how simple and easy it is to change hair color. There are some effective tools and techniques in Photoshop. Color Correction technique is one of them. So, I am going to change the color of the hair of the model using Photoshop Color Correction.
While shooting the photo, some elements might be needed to change, such as hair color. Photoshop hair coloring is the best job for changing the hair color in a very less time. Now, I am going to show 7 steps of making this happen below.
1. Open Your Image
Open the image in Photoshop you want to edit. I am using a female having brown hair. Then add Surface Blur. To do this go to Filter > Blur > Surface Blur. You should add a small amount of blur, roughly 2 pixels in radius or lower depending on your image.
2. Use Brush Tool
Use Photoshop’s “Brush Tool” and select a brush size that will allow you to paint effectively on your image. Keep in mind that this will work like a real brush, in the sense that selecting something that’s too big will sacrifice your accuracy while selecting something that’s too small will result in you taking a lot of time just to color a small area. Make sure the brush tip you select is soft. Then use your brush to paint the portion you want to edit, using the color you want.
3. Exit Quick Mask Mode
Now, exit the “Edit in Quick Mask Mode” by clicking its button again. This will result in the entire picture except the part that you want to color being selected. It may seem counter intuitive, but this is a commonly used tool in Photoshop so you better get used to it.
4. Select The Area For Coloring
You have selected the entire image. Now select only the portion of the hair you want to color. To do this go to Select > Inverse, which will result the selection being inverted, so that now you have only the hair parts you want to color as a selection. Now we will move into the next step.
5. Copy The Layer
In order to ensure that coloring will not destroy the original image, you should create a new layer from the selection by pressing Ctrl+C on your keyboard, and then pressing Ctrl+V to paste a copy of it as a new layer.
6. Edit The Hue/Saturation Settings
Now Edit The Hue/Saturation Settings To Change The Hair Color As Needed. To do this go to the new layer, then click Image > Adjustment > Hue/Saturation. Then move the sliders until you get the color you want. After that intense color shades that will work best.
7. Change The Blending Mode
Finally change the blending mode to Lighten. You now have the image with different colored hair. You can experiment with the dyed layer using the Hue/Saturation tool to come up with different colors. Sometimes you can add slight blur to the layer for a better effect.
And there we have it! That’s how easy it is to change someone’s hair color in Photoshop! Check out our Photo Retouching section for greater image retouching and editing tutorials on our official website.