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Old 08-05-2011, 07:44 AM
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How to de-orange blonde hair

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Hi am am trying to even out the colour in the hair so its all blonde, but I am really struggling to do it....anyone know an easy way to even out the colour??

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Old 08-05-2011, 08:33 AM
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Re: How to de-orange blonde hair

This is a skin tone tutorial, but i guess it also works for hair... Pretty cool tut....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5gZQ...feature=relmfu
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:54 PM
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Re: How to de-orange blonde hair

There are no doubt lots of ways to get what you want.

Here is just one one:
- Duplicate Layer
- Mask hair for adjustment (the hard part)
- Dodge or Burn to get the Luminosity where you want it (don't worry about color)
- Sample the hair color that you want
- Brush over with blend mode set to color

Here is a quick result:

Adjusted.jpg
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There are no doubt lots of ways to get what you want.

Here is just one one:
- Duplicate Layer
- Mask hair for adjustment (the hard part)
- Dodge or Burn to get the Luminosity where you want it (don't worry about color)
- Sample the hair color that you want
- Brush over with blend mode set to color

Here is a quick result:

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Wow great job, thanks
how do you D & B to match luminosity?
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:40 PM
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Re: How to de-orange blonde hair

Sorry if my terminology was confusing. While Photoshop has formal definitions for Luminosity, Hue, Saturation, and Color those are really not needed in this discussion.

The best way to think about what I meant was to increase the brightness/luminosity without changing the Hue by using the Dodge tool for those areas or hair that are too dark. That is basically what the Dodge tool does. The hue is kept the same and the luminosity/brightness increases and typically simultaneously the saturation is reduced. I did not imply that the luminosity should be matched, just increased in the darker areas so it was not so dark yet not look unnatural if too light.

Since the darker areas also have most of the orange hue, as you increase the brightness/luminosity, this color mismatch starts to really stand out. That is why I go back over with a brush set to blend of Color with the foreground color set to the hair color that is already blond near the top of the image. Hope that clarifies.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:20 PM
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Re: How to de-orange blonde hair

I would just mask it and use a curves, hue/saturation, or channel mixer layer. Depending on how it comes out it may take more than one layer to get it just right. It's your choice and the ideal one might vary from image to image. The mask may take some refining. If you do it well it's not hard to correct. Toggle the layer visibility to ensure you don't go too far with it.
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Sorry if my terminology was confusing. While Photoshop has formal definitions for Luminosity, Hue, Saturation, and Color those are really not needed in this discussion.

The best way to think about what I meant was to increase the brightness/luminosity without changing the Hue by using the Dodge tool for those areas or hair that are too dark. That is basically what the Dodge tool does. The hue is kept the same and the luminosity/brightness increases and typically simultaneously the saturation is reduced. I did not imply that the luminosity should be matched, just increased in the darker areas so it was not so dark yet not look unnatural if too light.

Since the darker areas also have most of the orange hue, as you increase the brightness/luminosity, this color mismatch starts to really stand out. That is why I go back over with a brush set to blend of Color with the foreground color set to the hair color that is already blond near the top of the image. Hope that clarifies.
Thank you this worked a treat, I had tried both these techniques but never thought to try the together.

Certainly one I'll remember! thanks again
Shaun
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:54 PM
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Re: How to de-orange blonde hair

Your welcome Shaun
As per other posts in this thread, it is only one of many ways to get the job done. Glad it worked for you
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