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    Change hair color from blonde to brunette

    I am trying to change a model's hair color in a photo from blonde to dark brunette (need one dark brown, and one black hair).

    I can change the hair color to every other color and lighten and darken it using hue/saturation, burn & sponge tool, brush with overlays, but cannot seem to successfully get a realistic brunette. At the moment all I get is a black/white effect or a deep red.

    Either I am not getting the combination and settings of these effects correct or I am not using the proper photoshop tools. I can't imagine that this should be difficult.

    Prhaps the photo is not bet suited to this??
    (can be viewed on ht tp://floatingmarket.webs.com/colorpop.jpg)

    Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated!

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    Re: Change hair color from blonde to brunette

    Hi,

    I've never done this myself but maybe check out this tut at tutorialblog.org/photo-retouching-change-hair-color/
    Just use a brown color instead of the red?

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    Re: Change hair color from blonde to brunette

    Hair is always so tricky but possible takes time and some serious manipulating
    Success is a work in progress,never stop trying.
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    Re: Change hair color from blonde to brunette

    I gave it a shot using Variations filter, with a rough selection. It worked great selection is just time consuming
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    Re: Change hair color from blonde to brunette

    jacarn: Yes, changing color is very easy, and using brown just makes for a red. Going dark and preserving a natural look is the challenge.

    iDad: Ignore the selection process, as you say time consuming but I know how to do that. I tried using the variations filter but do not get something worthwhile out of it... I either get a bleached look or darker without changing the color much.. could you tell me what you did to get it to work great?

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    Re: Change hair color from blonde to brunette

    I got this with Selective Colors and Curves, is that closer to what you want?
    A little more needs to be done over her eye and hair line, I didn't bother with that.

    -ssbrown-jpg

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    Re: Change hair color from blonde to brunette

    I only selected a small area and used variations I believe midtone and shadows but I also only went to reddish color didn't bother with brunette
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    Re: Change hair color from blonde to brunette

    Damn guys this is difficult... I've tried it out myself but it's not near anything noteworthy. Good luck to the OP!

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    Re: Change hair color from blonde to brunette

    This is difficult to do,
    There are also no helpful tutorials on Youtube,
    Good Luck with it.

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