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How to Add Hair Highlight in Photoshop

How to Add Hair Highlight in Photoshop


Hair highlights are the new trend this season! But, imagine if you could add this highlight directly into your image! Yes, it is possible with software editing software, Photoshop. Follow these simple steps and add that funky hair highlight to make your image look awesome!

  1. Duplicate the Layer

Open the image in Photoshop. Next, to duplicate the background layer, go to the ‘Layer’ menu, and select ‘Duplicate Layer’. Name it as ‘Layer 1’.

  1. Change the blend mode

Next, set the blend mode of this duplicated layer to ‘Screen’. This will result in the lighting up of the image.

How to Add Hair Highlight in Photoshop

  1. Add a layer mask

To lighten up the hair highlight only, we need to add a layer mask. Go to the ‘Layer’ menu, click on ‘Layer Mask’ and then select ‘Hide All’. Adjacent to the Layer 1 in the layer box, there comes a rectangular box.

  1. Painting the highlight

Select the ‘Brush’ tool from the tool panel. Set the foreground color as ‘White’. Next, start brushing the part of the hair you want to highlight.

  1. Decrease the intensity

To reduce the intensity of the picture, set the opacity to 1.58% in the Layer window.

And, the picture is done! So, it is this easy to add hair highlight to your image using Photoshop!

Written by Mayank Tripathi

An Engineer and a footballer, I have been into writing for last 4 years. Starting four years back I didn't realise that writing would be something which will acquire such a great portion of my day, however today it has become an irreplaceable part of my life. I love writing in various genres and it is the zeal of learning something new with each article I write that keeps me motivated to produce new and exciting content for readers to pursue.

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