Summary: This article shows you that Photoshop has four tools to change color of image. Recolor an object in your images accurately and quickly.- From Fotor
In some circumstances, changing a picture's hue can be more difficult than changing the entire photo itself. You don't know how to do it without affecting the color of other parts. Photoshop has an enhanced editing capability and can be modified for creating mockups and creative images. It makes it easy to select and replace a color of an object in a picture.
In this article, you will learn how to change the color of the image in Photoshop in 4 ways. Adjust the color of the image as you like.
Without initially creating a selection marquee, the Replace Color tool in Photoshop offers a quick way to make extensive changes to a particular color range within an image.
Step1: Upload your image to Photoshop
Uploading images with a strong contrast between the object and the background color is recommended. It is better not to upload images with blurred borders or similar colors between object and background, which will make it difficult to change colors.
Step2: Change the color of image
Select "Image" from the top menu bar, find "Adjustments", and select "Replace Color".
Next, you will see a pop-up window, leave it open. Then select the solid color you want to change in your image. Click on the dropper icon with the + in the window, which helps you to select the color you want to change. Then simply click on the "Result" option at the bottom to capture the target color of the object.
A new window will appear -“Color Picker(Result Color)". Select the target color of the object you want to replace in the color panel, then click OK. Next, use your mouse to click on the object in the image, and you will see the color of the target object replaced with the color you just selected in the color panel.
To refine the target color on your object, back to the "Replace Color" window and move the "Hue" slider. Click "OK" in the "Replace Color" window when all is right.
Step3: Save your color changed image.
The last few processes are almost finished, so it's time to save your photo. Go to File > Save As. Name your perfect image and select the file format you need, then click OK.
With the adjustment of hue/saturation, you could change the hue, saturation, and lightness of a specific color range in a picture or all the colors in the image at once. This tool is particularly useful for changing colors in an image.
Step1: Upload the image
Upload an image with a strong contrast between the object and the background as we described before.
Step2: Recolor an object
First, use the Quick Selection tool to select the object of the image that you want to change the color of. Press Control & C to copy a layer of the selection. Then press Control & Shift & V to paste it into the same location. This action will give you a separate layer containing the selection you just made. Then, select the new layer and go to Image-Adjustments-Hue/Saturation.
The "Hue/Saturation" window pops up. Drag the slider in the window to make the color replacement. Next, adjust the saturation and brightness of the picture as needed.
For very simple images where there are no other objects with the same color in the photo, you can use the color channels in the master dropdown menu at the Adjustments layer properties panel, but this is not very precise. Therefore we still recommend selecting the object first, which will provide better results.
There's another way to replace the color without the Quick Selection tool: Go to the menu, and select Layer - New Adjustment Layer - Hue/Saturation. Then click OK in the new layer window. Or you can also apply this tool in the adjustments panel.
Select the adjustment tool to adjust the hue. Ctrl/command click a color in the image, and drag the slider. To adjust saturation, either select the adjustment tool and click a color in the image, then drag the slider.
Step3: Refine the image and save it
If you are already satisfied with the current image，go to File > Save As to save your work. Name your perfect image and select the file format you need, then click OK. If you believe there is space for improvement, make adjustments until you are satisfied.
Using the selection tool Color Range, you can pick out specific areas of an image depending on its color. As a result, it is simple to choose a color and change its hue, saturation, and brightness.
Step1: Upload your image.
Step2: Creat a new layer and go to Select > Color Range.
You will see the "Color Range" window. With the selection radio button active, click on your image to select a solid color you want to change. The range of hues that should be chosen can then be adjusted by experimenting with the Fuzziness. Now, simply click "OK" and your selected area will become active.
Note: You will also notice two other sampling tools, they will be useful if you want to select more than one color. These are the dropper tools with plus and minus signs, which are used to add and remove colors respectively.
Step3: Add a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer
Use the previously mentioned tool Hue/Saturation to add a hue/saturation adjustment layer, then play around with the slider to make the color the way you want it to be.
Step4: Save your image
Save your fantastic image and share it with your friends. It is bound to look great!
It is really easy to adjust color with the Brush tool.
Step1: Upload your image and creat a new blank layer
Step2: Select the foreground color and press the B for your brush tool.
Step3: Use the brush tool to paint the area you want to change the color. Although the image looks very unnatural now. Don't worry, change the blend mode in the Layers panel from Normal to Hue, and you will see that the color you just painted blend in very naturally with the original image.
Step4: Retouching the current image using the brush tool until you are satisfied, then, save it.
Above are the four ways to change color of image in Photoshop. They may not work in all scenes but they are very flexible and you can freely combine them with other tools in Photoshop to achieve the perfect effect. Do you have other ways to replace the color of an object? Let us know your ideas.
In addition to the tools in Photoshop mentioned above, there is also an online photo editor - Fotor, which has mobile&PC apps and an online web version. It not only covers editing features but also provides design&collage templates for users to choose from, which is an extremely powerful online photo editor. If you want to change the overall color of your picture, it is recommended to use the "color" tool and the "effect" tool to simply recolor your images with just a few clicks.