How to Make Hair Color Pop in Photoshop

On this video tutorial Aaron Nace from Phlearn demonstrates how to make any hair color looks much better in Photoshop.

The workflow in this video is quite straightforward – we create a color fill adjustment layer, limit this layer to just the highlights, change the  blend mode of this layer to ‘Vivid Light’ or ‘Overlay’ and adjust the color to make a more natural highlight color in the hair. Finally Nace shows how to dodge and burn hair for even more depth.

Hair is a reoccurring subject here on LensVid with many past videos including “How To Quickly Remove Stray Hairs in Photoshop“, How to Cut Out Complex Hair in Photoshop, “How to Make Fine Hair Selections in Photoshop” and “Advanced Hair Selection Tutorial – Masking Hair In Photoshop”. Finally if you want to see how Nace style woman’s and man’s hair – check out this video and  this video.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section (and you can find a lot more Phlearn videos on our special Phlearn subsection).

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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