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How to Change Colors of Objects in Photoshop
  • By Design Bundles
  • 21 Sep 2018
  • 4 Mins
  • Photoshop Tutorials

How to Change Colors of Objects in Photoshop

Changing the colors of objects in Photoshop is a pretty handy feature to learn. In this step by step tutorial we will show you how quickly this can be done.

Step 1: Open your image


In Photoshop, open the image you chose. We are using a purple hyacinth flower image from the Plus hub. 
Open image in photoshop

Step 2: Create a Hue / Saturation layer 


Go to the Adjustments panel and create a new hue/saturation adjustment layer.
Adjustments panel in photoshop
Depending on the color (or color range) you are working with, select the color option that better fits your needs in the drop-down menu.
Hue/Saturation adjustment layer in photoshop
In our case, we selected the blues.
Hue/Saturation preset in photoshop

Step 3: Test the color selection


You have two color range indicators at the bottom of the Properties panel. The one on top refers to the original color range in the image and the bottom one shows the colors that they are turning into.
Color range indicatiors in photoshop
You will see that some extra levers appear between the two color range indicators at the bottom of the Properties panel. Test the colors that will be affected by moving the hue lever.
Color adjustments in photoshop

Step 4: Add colors to the selection


To add more colors to the selection, use the small eyedropper with a + (plus) sign next to it.
Add to selection in photoshop
To click and drag around the image on top of the colors you want to include. In our case, some of the edges and some darker purple shades.
Select colors in photoshop
You will see the levers between the color indicators move and further the included color range.
Color range changes in photoshop

Step 5: Remove unwanted color changes with the layer mask


You may notice that the hue adjustments are affecting unwanted portions of the image.
Unwanted color change in photoshop
If this happens, make sure that you are working on the hue/saturation adjustment layer mask and select the Brush tool” (B) with a soft brush cover them using black as foreground color.
Modify mask in photoshop
Here are our before and after images.
Change colors in photoshop
If you liked this tutorial, you can check out some other helpful Photoshop tutorials like how to replace the color of the sky.

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