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In this tutorial, you will learn how to effectively change hair color in Photoshop via the Select and Mask feature, plus the use of Image Adjustment Layers.

Hair Color Change in the past has been a tricky job as the selection of hair can take a long time. But with the introduction of refine edge brush tool and image adjustment layers, this is no longer the case.

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Model By NeoStockz

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Let’s get started!

Load the model image into Photoshop, double-click on the background layer to unlock it:

Use the Quick Selection Tool to draw a rough selection of the hair section:

Click on the “Select and Mask…” option on the top:

Select the “On White” option under view – this will make the background into white and hair will be more visible:

Select the “Refine Edge Brush” from the left:

Use this brush, gently brush over the edge of the edge to fix the rough selection:

and here is my result after using the refine edge brush:

Make sure you set the output to: Selection:

Then, apply a new “selective color” adjustment on top:

Select “Neutrals” under colors, then adjust the settings as you see fit:

You will see a layer mask will automatically be added to this new image adjustment layer:

We can also apply a few more image adjustment layers to fine-tune the result:

That’s it for this tutorial! Hope you enjoy the process and learn a thing or two. Till next time, have a great day!

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