Changing the color of an object is a very popular function among image editing features in Photoshop. Adobe software offers different ways to select and color a specific element of an image in a few steps.
There are three common alternatives to this action. The first two are the “Hue/Saturation” and “Replace Color” tweak boxes, used to colorize a specific area. In addition, Photoshop has the “Color Replacement” tool, which works as a brush that modifies the tone.
To facilitate the process, it is recommended to select the area of the file where you want to change the color. In that case, use the “Magic Wand”, “Quick Selection Tool” or “Object Selection Tool” tools to trace the space on the photo. If you deem it necessary, hold down the “Shift” key while clicking to enlarge the selected content.
How to Change the Color of an Object in Photoshop by Adjusting Hue and Saturation
- Select the desired area;
- Then, access the “Image” menu, select “Adjustments” and click on “Hue/Saturation”. It is also possible to access the box with the shortcut Ctrl + U;
- Slide each option sideways to change the object’s color, saturation, and lightness. For more refined results, it is recommended to activate the “Colorize” box.
How to Use the “Replace Color” Feature in Photoshop
This function is recommended for making large-scale changes to an image. The feature checkbox lets you use an eyedropper to tag the entire area with a specific color and then change it manually. Follow these steps:
- Open a file in Photoshop;
- Then select the “Image” menu, click “Adjustments” and choose “Replace color”;
- With the eyedropper tool, click on an element of the image;
- Then slide the hue, saturation, and lightness levels to change the color of objects.
How to use the “Color Replacement” brush
The “Color Replacement” tool allows you to make this change like a Photoshop brush. It is possible to adjust the shape and size, choose the desired color and manually fill. However, this option is more recommended for light tones and may not work as expected for darker tones.
- With the area selected, click and hold the “Brush” tool and select “Color Replacement”;
- Choose a color and apply the brush over the desired area.
This tool is also useful for using two or more different shades of color. Between tweaks, you can change the brush size and tolerance of the selected area.
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