How to make Highlights/Color your Hair on Photoshop 7!

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Alrighty, We are starting off with this wonderful picture of Avril Lavigne. Not too fond of her music anymore but yeah. She is a gorgeous model for photoshop!

Alright, Lets get started.

Your here to color hair/make highlights, right?
Then lets get a move on!

So then on your top bar, go to Layer > New > Layer...
And just press Ok.

Then on your layer toolbar, it should show Layer 1.

Then change the mode to color.

Make sure the color you want is select in the color pallette.
It doesn't matter how many highlights you want or how many colors you want. Do whatever as long as you follow the basic rules of this tut-tut!

Make shureee that when you are picking a color be sure to pick it dark if it is a light color because a light color will come out looking unatrual and yah. So if you make it darker, it will come out lighter/the shade you want it.

I'm going to be using the shade #4F005D
So it comes out like a plum shade.

The opacity for the paint brush can be no more then 40 percent and no less then 20 percent. You don't want it coming out to look fake or not even existing!

So then your gonna apply it wherever you want on THE HAIR with a SOFT ROUNDED 10-20 pixel brush with the color of your choice.

Make higlights. Color your hair a completely different color.
Do whatever.
Just have fun! xD

My results:

Purple Highlights:

Tutorial Comments

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this works really well :) much thanks

By kelso16 on Jan 7, 2009 8:38 am

This is awesome! I've been trying for the longest while how to do this. One question though. This works on CS3 [hopefully]?

By TheExoticPeachFairy on Aug 28, 2008 3:29 pm


By missk on May 3, 2008 5:03 pm

It looks so nice on her(:

By traaaang on Dec 27, 2007 4:59 am

awesome tut! thanks!

By kimt08 on Dec 15, 2007 2:39 pm

Can uu tell me how to download all photoshops ?

By x3ting on Dec 8, 2007 1:49 am

wow ima have to try this sometime.

By shortcake on Nov 19, 2007 10:52 pm

Tutorial Details

Author iceangel94 View profile
Submitted on Nov 17, 2007
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Reviewer tripvertigo View profile
Approved on Nov 18, 2007