Color Balance will allow you to change the Highlight, mid tone, and Shadow Colors separately. My passions lie with learning the latest coding techniques and development tools as well as staying on top of the digital imaging world. For example, you can use selective color correction to dramatically decrease the cyan in the green component of an image while leaving the cyan in the blue component unaltered. The answer is, a lot! If I were going to go all out with this photograph and truly do a good job, I would select only the wall and alter the color from there. And although Photoshop has a bona-fide Red Eye tool, you can use the Color Replacement tool to easily paint away red-eye.
Now when I move into the image and I paint as you can see the brush isn't laying down flat paint. Any pixels that fall within the larger circle surrounding the crosshair that match the color being replaced will have their color changed. The problem is that it's much lighter than the other purple balloons, and that's because the original color of the balloon was much lighter than the dark purple color I sampled. If I want a larger brush stroke, I'll press the right bracket key. On this adjustment layer, slide the Hue slider until you get a color you like.
Sampling Options Directly to the right of the blend mode option in the Options Bar is a set of three small icons. Use the Color Picker to target the color you want replaced. Option 3: With the Color Picker open, move your mouse over to your open image. Let's select the Brush tool and then let's go up to the Options bar and click on the icon that looks like a Brush Tip. In simple words, Hue refers to a pure color, or an element in the color wheel. Is there still a program with this function, or could you maybe make it a feature? With the Color Replacement Tool selected, I'll move the crosshair over the blue balloon in the image and click my mouse button.
As luck would have it, I just happen to have my Foreground color currently set to green, so let's see what we can do for her. If I wanted to completely desaturate the balloons, removing their color entirely, I'd set my Foreground color to either black, white or any shade of gray in between. Step 2: Change the blending mode to Multiply. And if I wanted to go even further, I can duplicate the layer mask once again and change the color of this new layer to green. There will be a dotted outline around your car. The primary color that most of those use is stored down here at the bottom of the Tools panel. Now you can throw away the shape layer.
Just hide the color change by painting carefully with a black brush set to normal. If you have overspill, add a mask and clean up your brush strokes. For my example, I duplicated the layer 4 times to get the effect I wanted. So now, if I go to the Brush tool or any other tool that applies color and I use that tool it makes use of that foreground color. Limits Another option that works exactly the same with the Color Replacement Tool as it does with the Background Eraser is Limits, which controls where Photoshop can look for colors to replace. With Continuous selected left icon , Photoshop keeps looking for new colors to replace as you drag the Color Replacement Tool around.
So how was the Color Replacement Tool able to keep the balloon's texture and reflections? Then, go back and get the Brush tool again. To finish this off I'm going to go up to the File menu and I'm going to choose Revert, which takes the image all the way back to the way it looked at the beginning of this video. Using the Pen Tool P Most of the methods presented above don't work very well if your object is a color close to other colors from the background. Finally, you won't use it very often, but the Background Swatch sampling option right icon will replace whatever color is currently set as your Background color. Click anywhere on the image to sample the color under your cursor. Each of these icons represents a different sampling option for the Color Replacement Tool, and they work exactly the same here as they do for Photoshop's. The video is quick and it explains fully even though is so short.
The bottom part where I haven't painted yet still shows the original saturation: The orange balloon floating above the others now stands out even more thanks to its higher color saturation. Edit a shape Like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop provides both a Path Selection tool and a Direct Selection tool. Edit individual anchor points with the Direct Selection tool. Click once to add a dot, and double click to end the path anywhere anytime. Each of the four blend modes we can choose from for the Color Replacement Tool affects one or more of these properties. If you're following along, you can use this image, from the practice files for this tutorial. It well uses the time and is very helpful.
To switch between the foreground and background colors, click the double pointed bent arrow just above the Color boxes. Contiguous is the default setting, and it means that the Color Replacement Tool can only change pixels that are in the same area that the crosshair in the center of the cursor is touching. One thing those tools have in common, is they have a Brush Picker in their Options bar. Everything from a leaf shape, to a grass shape, to a round shape. Finally - press Command + D on the Mac, or Ctrl + D on Windows to deselect. And I went on explaining how to do exactly that inside of Adobe Photoshop. The Color blend mode had no effect on the brightness.
With the Color Picker open, you can also move outside the picker dialog box and sample colors from other open images and objects. Right-click the image layer and Duplicate Layer, or press Ctrl+J or Cmd+J. This option ignores the selection in the target image and applies the adjustment to the entire target image. From everything we've seen so far, it should be simple enough. The Color Picker isn't the only place to go to choose color.