Got a minute to spare? Learn how to quickly and easily enhance your subject's hair using Photoshop from this helpful tutorial.
Coming to you from Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect, this great video will quickly show you how to add a bit of shine to your subject's hair in Photoshop. When retouching a portrait, I think it can be easy to focus on the face at the expense of giving the hair the attention it warrants. Showing the same care towards retouching hair can be that extra bit that really sends an image over the top; after all, it's what often frames the face. As the tutorial mentions, much like dodging and burning, pay attention to where you're applying the adjustment; otherwise, you can go from enhancing what's there to working against it, which will result in an unnatural and strange look. And of course, like all adjustment layers in Photoshop, if the effect is too strong, just turn down the opacity of the layer a bit. Personally, I almost always end up turning the opacities of a lot of my adjustment layers down, as I tend to overdo it a bit to make it easy to visualize my work, then turn it back down to taste when all is done.