Hello guys its Vaibhav here and in this time I am going to show you a cool trick-“how to change hair color using PS”, I am using here PS CS6 for windows. It’s a simple trick that just uses hue & sat layer mask, blending mode and brush. So lets start.
Open your photo. Press F7 for the layer window. Now click on add adjustment layer at the bottom of the window. Then click on “hue & saturation”.
You can see a window has opened. Select “colorize” first. Then put hue to 0. Weather you want to colorize your hair to green, purple or whatever you want but this time set your hue to 0. We are going to change hair color for red to purple in the second last step Saturation between 30-60 for best result. Fill the lightness as per your requirement. You can see that the whole image is colorized but we are going to fix that in next few steps.
Now press “D” to reset your foreground color. Change the foreground color to black. Press F7 for the layer window and then single click on “hue & saturation” layer. Now go to left panel and select paint bucket tool or you can just press “G”. With the paint bucket tool selected, click anywhere on the photo. Now you can see two things has happened.
The photo has regained its old color.
The “hue & sat” layer mask in the layer window color has been changes to black just like as shown below.
Decrease the hardness to 0%. You can do this by right clicking anywhere on the photo to open the short menu of the brush that you have selected. Now apply brush all over the hair. You can adjust the size of the brush by pressing “[“ and “]”. Please don’t try to apply the brush accurately over the hair. Just apply brush all over the hair roughly. Now you will see that the hair color is getting changed.
Press F7 for the layer window. Change the blending mode of hue & sat layer to soft light.
Now double click on your hue and sat layer. You can see a window has opened just as shown below.
Click on the top left icon and then you can see the hue & sat window is activated once again.Don’t check colorize this time. Now change the hue, saturation and lightness as per your requirement.
You can always reduce opacity if you think that your hair is too vivid.
And finally you are done here. I know you guys are thinking it’s so long trick but it would take only 3-4 minutes or less if you know are familiar with Photoshop. You can watch the HD video tutorial here. Thanks for reading this article and lot of cool tricks are also available here. Enjoy them also. Don’t forget to leave comment and also don’t forget to share it with Facebook, Twitter and more. Follow trickyphotoshop on Twitter for the latest updates and also don’t forget to like trickyphotoshop. If any trick that you want to know that you don’t know that simply contact me by emailing me and my email address is given below. I would love to teach you that trick.