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Old 11-29-2006, 02:50 PM
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Re: coloring blonde hair

I couldn't find anything in there, and I really wanted to..sorry.

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Old 12-02-2006, 12:03 PM
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Re: coloring blonde hair

Hi Chris.

OK here goes.

Add a Levels adjustment Layer.
Use these Numbers
Red 82 1.00 223
Green 136 1.00 228
Blue 119 1.00 210

Select all > copy merged > paste

Image > adjustments > Equalize. Lower opacity to 72%

Add a blank layer set to Overlay. Paint with a large black brush at 4% opacity to darken the areas that are too light

That was the main bits done

After that I added layers set to colour to even out the colours.

Add a curves adjustment layer to colour correct

I added another levels adjustment with a radial gradient to darken the background whilst keeping the face light.

I also added a layer to remove the dust and scratches. The lighter you make this the more spots will show. That’s why Lasa’s picture looks cleaner than mine. You may wish to drop the equalised layers opacity down a little more than 72%.

Hope this helps.

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Old 12-04-2006, 12:06 AM
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Re: coloring blonde hair

pure genius...i guess all i needed was a push in the right direction. It's time for bed right now, but i'll post it when I'm done.

Thanks a million
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