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Chapter 10. Photograph: Retouching Portraits > Colorizing Hair - Pg. 287

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Three: Press the letter X until your Foreground color is black, and press Option-Delete (PC: Alt-Backspace) to fill the Color Balance layer mask with black. Doing so removes the red tint from the photo. Step Four: Press B to get the Brush tool from the Toolbox, click on the thumbnail to the right of the word "Brush" in the Options Bar, and then choose a soft-edged brush in the Brush Picker. Press D to set your Foreground color to white, and then begin painting over her hair. As you paint, the red tint you added with Color Balance is added back in. Once the hair is fully tinted, go to the Layers palette and change the layer blend mode of your Color Balance adjustment layer from Normal to Color, and then lower the Opacity until the hair color looks natural (around 50%). Before After Retouching Portraits Chapter 10 287