Do you face the problem whereby you managed to capture an amazing photo but was unable to use it because the colour doesn’t suit your design theme? In today’s guide, I will go through with you the steps to replace the colors of objects.
There are serveral techniques in Photoshop that allows you to replace the colors of objects. You can apply a Hue/Satuation adjustment to your selected object for great flexibility and results. You can also replace the colors using the Replace Color dialog box, for less flexibility but a convenient grouping of options. Otherwise, you can try the method today, changing the colors using the Color Replacement Tool.
Before we begin, here’s an image that showcase the before and after.
Photo reference: dominiqs
Step 1: Open the File in Photoshop
Open the image you want to work on in Photoshop.
Step 2: Select the Color Replacement Tool
If the Color Replacement Tool isn’t visible, access it by holding down the Brush Tool on the Tool Panel.
A gentle reminder to keep the blending mode set to Color. As for the Sampling option, you can choose one of the following:
Continuous: Samples colors continuously as you drag;
Once: Substitutes the targeted color only in areas containing the color that you first click; and
Background Swatch: Substitutes only areas containing the current background color.
Besides the Sampling option, here are some of the things you can choose from the Limits menu:
Discontiguous: Replaces the sampled color wherever it occurs under the pointer.
Contiguous: Replaces colors that are contiguous with the color immediately under the pointer
Find Edges: Replaces connected areas containing the sampled color while better preserving the sharpness of shape edges.
I had left the Tolerance percentage as the default pecentage. You can choose a lower percentage (5%-15%) if you want to replace colors very similar to the pixel you click, or increase the percentage to replace a broader range of colors.
With the above set, select a foreground color to replace the unwanted color.
Step 3: Paint Over The Color Areas That Need to be Replaced
Paint over the areas you wish to replace the colors.
Remember to always zoom out to check your work.
And here’s the completed work: