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Change Colors of Objects in Photoshop

Posted on 21st September 2018
 For this tutorial, you will need an image or portrait to work with.

1 - In Photoshop, open the image you chose.



2 - Go to Select > Color Range…, use “Sampled Colors” and “Grayscale” as “Selection Preview”, then click on the “Background” to select from it. Use the + & - Eyedroppers to Add or Subtract from the selection and adjust the “Fuzziness” trying to get White as final result. Click “OK”.





3 - With your selection still on, go to the “Adjustments Panel” and create a “New Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer”. Move the levers until you get the color you want, if you want, you can check the “Colorize” box too.





4 - If you notice some spots where the mask is not working properly, double-click on your Mask and add some “Global Refinements”, choose to “Output to Layer Mask” and click “OK”. You can also increase the “Feather” of your Mask in the “Properties Panel”.







5 - Click the “Option/Alt” key to see your Mask (in Black & White) to check if you have some spots that need fixing (are white and should be black), select the “Brush Tool” (B) and with a hard brush cover them using Black as “Foreground” color.







6 - Again, go to Select > Color Range…, use “Sampled Colors” and “Grayscale” as “Selection Preview”, but this time, click on the “Clothes” to select from them. Use the + & - Eyedroppers to Add or Subtract from the selection and adjust the “Fuzziness” trying to get White as final result. Click “OK”.







7 - Add a “New Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer” with the resulting selection and move the levers until you get the color you want. To fix portions of the “Mask” that need it, click the “Option/Alt” key to see your Mask (in Black & White), select the “Brush Tool” (B) and with a hard brush cover them using Black as “Foreground” color.











8 - For the smaller details, change the size of the brush accordingly and maybe make it softer (reduce the “Hardness”) to achieve smoother edges. Also, play around with the “Feather” in the “Properties Panel”.







9 - You can click the “Option/Alt” key to see your Mask in Black & White, zoom in and check for more details that need fixing.











10 - Finally, make your brush smoother and fix the spots where the hair and clothes come together to make it look more natural.





11 - You can change the color of your “Background” and “Clothing” by double-clicking on the “Hue/Saturation” Thumbnail and changing some values.





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