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artist.anon

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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!
 

jacarn

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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?
 

iDad

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Hair is always so tricky but possible takes time and some serious manipulating
 

iDad

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I gave it a shot using Variations filter, with a rough selection. It worked great selection is just time consuming
 

artist.anon

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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?
 

iDad

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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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jacarn

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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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