Edit the back­grounds or sec­tions of your scene with Pho­to­shop

Digital Photograper - - Techniques -


OPEN YOUR IM­AGE It’s best to choose an im­age that has a clearly de­fined out­line be­tween two dif­fer­ent colours. Once you’ve cho­sen, open it in Adobe Pho­to­shop.


FIND THE TOOL Se­lect the Color Re­place­ment tool from the tool­bar. If it isn’t vis­i­ble at first, you can ac­cess it by hold­ing down the Brush tool.


SET THE BRUSH In the op­tions bar, set the blend mode to Color. Then change the brush style, tweak­ing the size and hard­ness to suit your sub­ject.


SAM­PLE MODES Set the sam­pling mode to once. This means the soft­ware will re­place the tar­geted colour in ar­eas con­tain­ing only the hue we first clicked.


SET THE TOL­ER­ANCE A low per­cent­age will re­place colours very sim­i­lar to the pix­els you click, whereas a higher value re­places a broader range of colours.


PAINT IT IN Choose a fore­ground colour to re­place the orig­i­nal one. Then click the tar­get colour you wish to re­place in the im­age and drag the brush around to re­place it.

AF­TER NEW COLOUR the color Re­place­ment tool is ideal for quickly chang­ing large, bold ar­eas of colour such as back­grounds. it doesn’t work as well with dark and sub­tle tones

BE­FORE ORIG­I­NAL COLOUR the color Re­place­ment tool is also avail­able in Pho­to­shop el­e­ments soft­ware. We chose to re­place the blue back­ground with pur­ple

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