In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to change hair color in Photoshop.
We’ll start out by turning brunette hair to black, red, blonde, and green.
Keep in mind that when doing hair color changes in Photoshop it is a lot easier to go from light hair colors to dark. One of the reasons is that lighter hair tends to have more detail and therefore you can make better adjustments.
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 in the hair are lost in the shadows and darkness, and the color changes often look unrealistic.
In this tutorial I will show you what I would do in a black hair to blonde color change. It won’t be a 100% realistic hair color conversion, but depending on your photo and your goals this might be good enough.
Keep in mind is that everyone’s hair is different. The numeraical values for opacity or any other adjustments that I use on this photo may not work for your photo. You will have to experiment, and see what works for your images.
For some hair color changes there might be more than one way to get to the same result; which is why in this tutorial I’ll cover 3 ways of changing hair color.
- Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer.
- Selective Color Adjustment Layer.
- Gradient Map Adjustment Layer.
All non-destructively of course.