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How To Add Shine To The Hair In Photoshop

How To Add Shine To The Hair In Photoshop

How To Add Shine To The Hair In Photoshop

Hair looking dull?  Lack of shine? You could just add extra conditioner, right?  But there is an easier way inside of Photoshop! Wanna learn how?  Follow this short tutorial to learn how to add shine to the hair inside of Photoshop.

First

Choose “Select” from the top menu and go down to color range

How To Add Shine To The Hair In Photoshop

Next

From the drop down menu in the pop up box select “highlights”

Then

Adjust the two sliders (range and fuzziness) paying close attention to the whiteness that pops up in the hair. These values will be different on different photos- there is not a one number that fits all here. (watch the included video for more clarity)

Next

Hit Ctrl+J (or command J on a MAC) to create a new layer that will pull those highlights  out. With that layer selected change the blend mode to “screen” .

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Finally

Create a layer mask and invert it by pressing cntl+ I (or command I)  With a soft white brush paint on the layer mask the areas of the hair you want highlighted. Lower the opacity of the layer if needed.

How To Add Shine To The Hair In Photoshop
Instant Shine! Shot with a Canon Mark 5d ii and 135mm 2.0 lens.

And there you have it! All the shine even if you forgot to use that leave in conditioner:)

Still confused? Watch the short video above(I promise it’s quick! Under 4 minutes) And see the steps in action!

If you do try out this tutorial, come follow me and tag me over on Instagram @cozyclicks with a photo you tried it out on.  I’d love to see what you create!

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How To Add Shine To The Hair In Photoshop


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