Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Replacing A Color In Photoshop - How To

swan with a blue beak
When I was choosing the tape colors in the last entry I wanted orange and the eyedropper kept picking up browns. I was going to show how to change the beak to orange but then peacock blue happened. Poor swan, he never saw it coming.

This is too simple. Go to Image > Adjustments > Replace Color. Click on the area you want to change. Hold the shift key down and drag the cursor along the area you want to change.

Move the Replacement sliders to change the color.

This a rough method for color replacement but it can work quite well. I would not have been able to change the swan to Flamingo pink since the color was too similar to the water. You need to have a clear color change. Remember, shadows have a touch of the object's color so they tend to get picked up as well.

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