Step 6 paint with white over the hair with our brush

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Step 6: Paint With White Over The Hair With our Brush Tool selected, the layer mask for the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer selected, and white as our Foreground color, all we need to do now is paint over the hair. To quickly change your brush size as you paint, use the left and right bracket keys on your keyboard. The left bracket key makes the brush smaller and the right one makes it larger. You’ll want to use a soft-edged brush, so hold down your Shift key and press the left bracket key a few times to soften its edges (holding Shift and pressing the right bracket key a few times makes the brush edges harder). Then simply paint over the hair to bring back the colorizing effect: Paint with white over the hair to reveal the colorizing effect from the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. For trickier areas where there’s only loose strands of hair, go up to the Options Bar at the top of the screen and lower the Opacity of the brush down to about 25% or so: Lowering the opacity of the brush in the Options Bar. Then lower the size of your brush so it’s no bigger than the area you’re colorizing and paint over it a couple of times. This way, the color won’t be so intense in those areas. You may find it helps to zoom in on those areas as well, and the easiest way to do that is to hold down the Ctrl (Win) / Command (Mac) key and the Spacebar and drag a selection around the area. Photoshop will then zoom into the area you selected:
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Zoom into the areas of loose strands if needed and paint over them a couple of times with a lower opacity brush. Press Ctrl+Alt+0 (Win) / Command+Option+0 (Mac) when you’re done to zoom back out to 100%. If you make a mistake as you’re painting and accidentally paint over an area you didn’t mean to (happens all the time), simply press X to swap your Foreground and Background colors, making black your Foreground color, and paint over the mistake to undo it. Then press X again to set your Foreground color back to white and continue painting until you have all the hair colorized: The woman’s hair is now colorized while the rest of the image is not. We’ll look at how to fine-tune the effect next! Step 7: Change The Blend Mode To Either “Color” Or “Soft Light” The hard part is done! We’ve colorized the hair while leaving the rest of the image untouched thanks to the layer mask that came with the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. Now we can fine-tune the effect, and the first way to do that is by changing the blend mode of the adjustment layer. By default, the blend mode is set to “Normal”, and it works fairly well, but let’s change it to something better. Go up to the blend mode options in the top left corner of the Layers palette, click on the down-pointing arrow to the right of the word “Normal”, and select either Color or Soft Light from the list:
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Change the blend mode of the adjustment layer to either “Color” or “Soft Light”.
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