The creative tutorial home of image wrangler, Lesa Snider.

Step by step tutorials

Welcome to the home of the step by step creative online tutorial. Here you will find detailed, easy-to-understand steps accompanied by screen shots. These tutorials are liable to be about anything from my current project to something that drove me nuts trying to figure out. It is my hope that the things I can convey here will save you time and frustration.

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Digital Beauty Shop

Using a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to change hair color

If you’re experimenting with color, an easy and nondestructive way to do it is to create a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. The Hue/Saturatoin dialog box itself offers a friendly set of sliders that are easy and fun to play around with, and you don’t even have to select your object first. Because it’s an adjustment layer, the color change takes place on its own layer, leaving your original image unharmed. And since a layer mask tags along with it automatically, you can use it to hide the color change from certain parts of your image. What more could you ask for?