Learn How to Enhance Hair in Photoshop in Just One Minute

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. 

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6 Comments

Rob Davis's picture

Very nice.

GI PAMPERIEN's picture

Excellent! Good info without the BS ego stuff...

Great tip, but the whole "1 minute" thing was just silly. I do appreciate people skipping the unnecessary parts of a video, but speeding up the voice to 2x the speed and cutting all natural breaks just makes it stressful to listen to.

David Penner's picture

I agree.. bump it up to two minutes.. after that pull a Peter McKinnon and make 20 minute long two minute Tuesday videos. Lol

This video would be impossible for anyone that doesn't already sorta know what is going on to follow along with.

Thomas Starlit's picture

Great tip! I appreciate the briefness of the video. Double speed works great for me. And thanks for not creating yet another "how to do a small change with only 53 layers and 247 steps in PS" video

zaki anwar's picture

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