Drawing and shading the hair
Now for the hair... create a new layer named Hair (you'd probably guessed
that by know..)
I make a palette for the hair on the Palette layer. On the hair palette I
make an extra light tone for extra higlights, so I have 7 colors in all.
I draw the outline of the hair onto the Hair layer, duplicate it and hide
the copy to use for the outline.
Now I can't fill the hair like this, because the outline is not closed. I
grab the medium color and close the holes.
Then I grab the Select by color tool and click on the outline color. I hold
down SHIFT while clicking the medium color. Now all the colored pixels are
selected. I switch to the magic wand tool, hold down SHIFT and click on all
empty areas inside her hair that I want filled with color.
When the selection is done I fill it with the medium color using the fill
I check the Keep transparency box and start shading (dark, darkest, light,
lightest, extra highlight):
When I've adjusted the outline she looks like this:
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