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Click OK when you’re done to exit out of the dialog box. The woman’s hair now appears colorized in red, but so is the rest of her: The entire image is now colorized in red. Step 4: Fill The Hue/Saturation Layer’s Mask With Black
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One of the great things about adjustment layers in Photoshop is that each one automatically comes with its own layer mask, and we’re going to use it to fix the problem we currently have with our entire image being colorized when all we really want is for the hair to be colorized. To start with, let’s completely hide the effects of the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer by filling its layer mask with black. Since black is our current Background color and the layer mask is already selected (Photoshop automatically selected the layer mask for us when we added the adjustment layer and set our Foreground and Background colors to white and black, respectively), all we need to do is use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Backspace (Win) / Command+Delete (Mac) to fill the layer mask with black. As soon as we do, the colorizing effect disappears from our image and if we look in the Layers palette, we can see that the adjustment layer’s thumbnail, which gives us a preview of what the layer mask looks like, is now filled with black: The Layers palette showing the layer mask thumbnail for the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer now filled with black. Step 5: Select The Brush Tool To bring back the colorizing effect and have it applied only to the hair, all we need to do is paint with white on our layer mask over the hair. Anywhere we paint with white on the layer mask will reveal the effects of the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, and anywhere we leave black will keep the effects hidden. First, we need the Brush Tool, so either select it from the Tools palette or press the letter B on your keyboard to select it with the shortcut: Select Photoshop’s Brush Tool. We need to paint with white on the layer mask to reveal the colorizing effect on the hair, and Photoshop has already set our Foreground color to white for us, as we can see in the Foreground and Background color swatches near the bottom of the Tools palette (the swatch on the left is the Foreground color and the swatch on the right is the Background color):
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Photoshop’s Tools palette showing white as our Foreground color and black as our Background color. We also already have our layer mask selected, and we can tell that because the layer mask thumbnail in the Layers palette has a white highlight border around it, as shown in the image for Step 4 above, which tells us that the mask is selected.
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