change hair color

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by V1nc?nt, May 20, 2004.

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    V1nc?nt Guest

    Hi,

    Does anyone know a good way for changing the hair color of a black woman
    with black hair into realistic blond, or al least brown. Until now I don't
    get very good results with Replace Color and Overlaying colored layers.

    TIA
     
    V1nc?nt, May 20, 2004
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    Larry Preuss Guest

    Scott Kelby, in his book "The Photoshop Elements Book for Digital
    Photographers" outlines a technique for colorizing hair on pp. 134-135.
    Larry
     
    Larry Preuss, May 20, 2004
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  3. Due to the fact that you very likely do not have enough shadow detail to
    edit the color, your only other option is pasting in detail.

    Use the current hair as a mask on a photo portion of someone with real
    blond hair and approximately the same hairstyle. You may have to lighten
    up the original hair before you notice much. Use this layer of masked
    hair over the black hair and try adjusting the blending modes. Also work
    on the opacity. This will let you fake hair detail where there was no
    detail before.

    The Doormouse
     
    The Doormouse, May 20, 2004
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    michael Guest

    I just did this to a picture of my son as he wants to learn Photoshop. I
    made a selection of his hair, created a new layer, set the new layer as
    color, selected the new color and filled it using the paint bucket...worked
    really well.

    Though he didn't think it was as funny as I did that I gave him pink hair.
    11 year olds! :)

    mb
     
    michael, May 20, 2004
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  5. Try here
    http://www.shanzcan.com/photoshopahol.html?=photoshop.html
    Scroll down to, "Blondes have more fun!"
     
    /\\BratMan/\\, May 20, 2004
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    arrooke1 Guest

    Hi,
    Shitty thing about being Black (aside from the racism factor), is lack of
    light reflection in the hair for image altering purposes. I have the same
    problem taking pictures of my black lab. Unless there's a lot of light, the
    results are unspectacularly flat & ugly. Rather like some of the dates I
    used to wind up with at closing time.
    Try lightening your image as much as you can. Select preserve transparancy
    and experiment with saturation & colour combinations. Good luck.
    Keith.
     
    arrooke1, May 20, 2004
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  7. LOL =)


    The Doormouse
     
    The Doormouse, May 21, 2004
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    Jon Danniken Guest

    Jon Danniken, May 21, 2004
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    Mdocert Guest

    Hmm.. Try this:
    To the entire photo; Go to the Adjustment Layer at the bottom of the Layers
    pallette and select Color Balance. Move the sliders to the color that you'd
    like the hair to be. Adjust each of the Highlights, Midtones and Shadows in the
    Tone Balance section of the Color Balance dialog. Don't worry that it's messing
    up the rest of the picture, we'll fix that in a minute. Set your forground
    color to black then press Alt-Backspace. Now pick a soft edged brush, set your
    forground color to white and paint over the hair. This will make the hair the
    color that you want. Once the hair is painted, change the blend mode of your
    Color balance Adjustment layer to Color, then lower the opacity until it looks
    natural.
     
    Mdocert, May 22, 2004
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    V1nc3nt Guest

    Thanks for all the replies. I've tried it all, but I guess she'll never be a
    real blond. A brunette is what I get at the most, and even that looks a bit
    fake. There's just too little detail in the hair (it's all just black) to
    make a color change that looks realistic and my goal was (is) to keep the
    original hair, so the cloning from other blond hair is no option for me.
    Anyway, If I get a 'eureka' moment, I'll shere it with you all.

    Thanks,
    V1nc3nt
     
    V1nc3nt, May 22, 2004
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    V1nc3nt Guest

    Thanks for all the replies. I've tried it all, but I guess she'll never be a
    real blond. A brunette is what I get at the most, and even that looks a bit
    fake. There's just too little detail in the hair (it's all just black) to
    make a color change that looks realistic and my goal was (is) to keep the
    original hair, so the cloning from other blond hair is no option for me.
    Anyway, If I get a 'eureka' moment, I'll shere it with you all.

    Thanks,
    V1nc3nt
     
    V1nc3nt, May 22, 2004
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