How to Correct Hair Color Using a Channel Mask in Photoshop


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Masking hair with a channel mask and removing contaminant colors

Here is a technique for addressing the problem of contaminant colors along a mask edge. In this image I have made a complicated mask. This is a channel mask. It was derived from the Blue channel. The Blue channel was copied and then the contrast in that copy was accentuated so that I could then use that as my layer mask. And that brings me to this point here. I have deliberately put her on a background that is going to show any problems. We're using an orange as the background, the complementary color to the Blue.

So any problems that we have with the mask, with the contaminant colors are really going to be very obvious. Let's just zoom in a bit and we can see what I am talking about more clearly, this blue area in the hair. Now, we can address this by adding some painting layers and clipping those painting layers to the Image layer and then changing the Blend Mode of those painting layers. There is not one Blend Mode that works in all situations, so you will have to experiment.

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Masking hair with a channel mask and removing contaminant colors
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Masking hair with a channel mask and removing contaminant colors provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Color

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