Photoshop Tutorial: Color Replacement in Photoshop
In this Photoshop beginner’s tutorial, I will show you how to change any color in Photoshop. I have covered different topics related to color replacement in Photoshop in this tutorial. You will learn How to Change Color in Photoshop in just a few seconds. I will show you the easiest ways to change the color of anything in Photoshop.
With the help of the Hue/Saturation Adjustment layer, Replace Color Tool, and Blending Modes, we will change eye color, the color of cloth, the color of an object, and background color in Photoshop. At the same time, you will learn how to use Replace Color Tool and Adjustment Layer in Photoshop.
Now let’s see the step-by-step tutorial of the following:
1. How To Change Eye Color in Photoshop?
Launch Adobe Photoshop and open an image in it as a new document. Now follow the below-mentioned steps to learn to change color in Photoshop in just a few seconds.
Select any of the Selection Tool from the Tool Panel and select the eye lens. I have used the Quick Selection Tool to make the selection of the eye lens.
After making the selection, click on the Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer icon in the Layers Panel. The icon is at the bottom of the Layers Panel. On clicking the icon, a list of adjustments will appear. From that list, select Hue/Saturation.
A new Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer will appear in the Layers Panel, and the control and options of the Hue and Saturation will appear in the Properties Panel.
Now put a checkmark on Colorize in the Properties Panel. You will notice a change in the color of the eye. After this, move the Hue slider to your desired eye color.
In this step, we will refine the eye lens because some parts of the color is appearing on the white area. But before that, make sure that the layer mask is selected. Then select the Brush Tool from the Tool Panel.
After selecting the Brush Tool, select the foreground color as black. Then move the brush on the outline of the eye lens. This will correct the problem areas and will make the eye color will look more realistic.
So, with the help of this easy and fast trick you can Change Eye Color in Photoshop in a few seconds.
2. How to Change the Color of an Object in Photoshop?
Now let’s see how to change the color of an object in Photoshop with the help of the Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer. With just a few clicks, you can change the color of an object in Photoshop.
Open an image in Photoshop and then open the Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer in the Layers Panel. Click on the Create New Fill Layer or Adjustment Layer icon in the Layers Panel and then select Hue/Saturation.
After selecting the Hue/Saturation, click on the finger-like icon in the Properties Panel. With the help of that icon, click on the object in the image. This will select the color from the image which you want to change. When you will select the color then you will notice that the color range will get selected in the gradient slider.
Now move the Hue slider, and you will notice a change in the color of the object in the image. I have selected the color of the car from the image. As I move the Hue slider, the color of the car will change automatically, based on the color selected in the Hue slider. I have also changed the Saturation value to make the car paint color look more realistic.
You can compare the resulting color with the original image color to notice the difference. So this was the step-by-step process to change the color of an object in Photoshop.
3. How to Change Background Color in Photoshop?
The process of changing background color in Photoshop is the same as changing the color of an object. It is an easy and quick trick to change the background color in an image.
At first, you have to select the image and open it in Photoshop as a new document. Then select the Hue/Saturation in the Layers Panel by clicking on Create New Fill Layer or Adjustment Layer. This will create a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer in the Layers Panel.
The background color of my image is a bright yellow color. So the color which I want to change is yellow. I have directly selected the yellow color in the Properties Panel by clicking on the drop-down icon.
Alternatively, you can select the background color of the image with the help of the finger-like icon. The icon is on the top-left side in the Hue/Saturation Properties Panel. Select the icon, click on the background of the image, and the color will get selected.
After selecting the color, move the Hue slider and you will notice a change in the background color.
This is how in just 2 steps you can Change Background Color in Photoshop.
4. How to Change Color of Clothes in Photoshop?
Now you will learn to change the color of clothes in Photoshop. With this simple trick, you can change the cloth color in just a few seconds.
Open the image in Photoshop and create a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer as created above. Then follow the below step-by-step process:
After creating the Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer, move the Hue and Saturation sliders in the Properties Panel to change the color. If required, you can also play with the Blending Modes to create a nice effect.
Alternatively, either use the finger-like icon to select the color or make a selection with the help of the selection tool and then change the color of the clothes.
In the above image, you can see that I have set the Hue and Saturation value and have also changed the Blending Mode. The color of the cloth has changed, but the color of the skin does not look natural. We will use the Layer Mask in the next step to make the image look more realistic.
Now select the Brush Tool from the Tool Panel. Then select black as the foreground color and move the brush over the image where you want to hide the effect of the Hue/Saturation Adjustment.
After releasing the mouse, click you will notice black color in the Layer Mask Layer (Layer Mask Layer is selected by default). The Black color in the layer mask hides the effect of Hue/Saturation Adjustment.
This was the easy and quick trick to change the color of the cloth in Photoshop.
5. How to use Replace Color Tool in Photoshop?
The Replace Color Tool in Photoshop allows you to replace a color set for another. It is a quick way to swap one color for another. With the help of this tool, you can change any color in Photoshop. This tool creates a mask for the selection of the color you want to replace. In the below steps, you will learn how to use the Replace Color Tool in Photoshop.
Let’s see the process in detail-
Open an image in Photoshop and then click on Image in the Menu Bar. Now place the cursor on Adjustments and select Replace Color.
After selecting Replace Color, a dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, you will see your image as a mask and few eyedropper icons.
The eyedropper tool will help in selecting the color from the image which you want to replace. I want to replace the door color. So, I will select the eyedropper tool from the Replace Color dialogue box. Then will place the eyedropper tool on the door and left-click on the mouse to pick the color.
As you can see in the above image, the color which I have selected from the image has turned white in the mask. This indicates that the area which is in white color in the mask will get affected while changing the color.
Now I will use the eyedropper with plus icon to add other colors of the door to the selection. You can also move the Fuzziness slider to improve your selection.
After making selection, move the Hue, Saturation or Lightness slider to replace the color. Then click OK to save the changes.
So, this is how you can use the Replace Color Tool to replace color in Photoshop.
In this Color Replacement in Photoshop Tutorial, you have learned how you can change any color in Photoshop, and also, you have learned different ways in which you can use Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer to change the color in Photoshop
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