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Old November 16th, 2010, 05:13 PM
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how to change brown hair to gray?

As a joke birthday gift for a young friend, I'd like to give her a photo of herself with gray hair, rather than the dark brown hair she now has. I know how to change hair from one color to another color, but I haven't been able to find a tutorial showing how to completely remove brown hair color so that I then end up with totally gray, white or salt-and-pepper color, while still keeping the texture/etc of the hair intact. Can anybody help ?

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Old November 16th, 2010, 07:09 PM
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Hi, Steve- There are probably a lot of methods to do this, but one of my favorite means is this....

1) On a new layer above the hair, take a soft brush and paint at 100% over the existing hair with a grey color, perhaps one from the swatch pallet that reads 30% grey.

2) Change the layer mode of the painted layer to either color or hue. This allows the texture back into the image.

3) Mask (or erase) any slop that isn't on the hair, and adjust your opacity to taste.

I'm sure there is more than one way to get your desired results, but this is one that I find easy to do.
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Old November 16th, 2010, 07:42 PM
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As a joke birthday gift for a young friend, I'd like to give her a photo of herself with gray hair, rather than the dark brown hair she now has. I know how to change hair from one color to another color, but I haven't been able to find a tutorial showing how to completely remove brown hair color so that I then end up with totally gray, white or salt-and-pepper color, while still keeping the texture/etc of the hair intact. Can anybody help ?

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Here's a tutorial Butch posted some time ago on changing hair color:

http://www.elementsvillage.com/forum...ad.php?t=17306

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