Golden Hair girl photo Background Change with Channel Selection – PS Tutorial

In this PS Tutorial, you will find that the author is so smart using the channel to do the precisely selection. Before we do the precisely selection, we need to analysis the photo tone structure, then know the color difference to find the exactly channel we need.

This is the final work after this PS Tutorial:

Golden Hair girl photo Background Change with Channel Selection – PS Tutorial

And this is the original photo material:

Golden Hair girl photo Background Change with Channel Selection – PS Tutorial

1. Open the original photo material, you can find that the color difference is big, so we need to use different channels to do this selection.

Golden Hair girl photo Background Change with Channel Selection – PS Tutorial

2. Check the channel information, within the Blue channel, most part of people and hair color has big gap with the background, so we can select the body and hair in this Blue channel

Golden Hair girl photo Background Change with Channel Selection – PS Tutorial

3. And in the Red channel, the other hair has big gap with the background, so we can select precisely in this Red channel.

Golden Hair girl photo Background Change with Channel Selection – PS Tutorial

4. OK, let’s start. Get into Channel panel, copy the Blue channel, Press: Ctrl + I to invert.

Golden Hair girl photo Background Change with Channel Selection – PS Tutorial

5. Press: Ctrl + L adjust Color Levels with the following reference parameters, until the hair turn into White and background turn into Black.

Golden Hair girl photo Background Change with Channel Selection – PS Tutorial

6. Setting Foreground with White color, using brush tool to white the body and hair, Ignore the gap between hairs.

Golden Hair girl photo Background Change with Channel Selection – PS Tutorial

7. Click the button to load the channel.

Golden Hair girl photo Background Change with Channel Selection – PS Tutorial

8. Back to the Layer channel, choose the following layer, Press: Ctrl + J to get new layer. Create a new layer as a check layer with the location as shown. Filling with Blue color, then you can find that the girl is almost there.

Golden Hair girl photo Background Change with Channel Selection – PS Tutorial

9. Get into Channel Panel again, copy the Red channel as below. Using Black Brush Tool, only keep the white color on the top head.

Golden Hair girl photo Background Change with Channel Selection – PS Tutorial

10. Press: Ctrl + L to adjust Levels with the following reference data, until the hair to brightly and clear white.

Golden Hair girl photo Background Change with Channel Selection – PS Tutorial

11. Back to Layer panel, choose the following layer, then Press: Ctrl + J to get new layer. Till now the whole girl is on your eyes.

Golden Hair girl photo Background Change with Channel Selection – PS Tutorial

12. Now you can add any background as you like. And below is just for example.

Golden Hair girl photo Background Change with Channel Selection – PS Tutorial

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