I'm trying to change the colour of animal fur to make it look natural, as if the fur has actually grown/been dyed that colour. I've tried a colour layer with various blend modes, hue/saturation layer and a gradient map. They all work ok, but the effect isn't quite right. It's easy to get light colours that looks painted over, but I'd rather have a dark colour that just retains the texture of what's underneath.
This is what I'm trying to achieve, with shapes that look vaguely like letters:
- best example of cat that says 'cat' on it: http://www.shareably.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/unique_cat_fur_23.jpg
Here's examples of what I've done so far.
Hue/saturation adjustment layer
Gradient map on a darker original fur - hard to get the fur white like it is on the top of the donkey. It looks more like a shaved/spray painted patch than its real fur.,,,