“Replace color”

Today we will talk about another way to replace the color on the object, namely, the command “Replace color“((Replace color), Image – Correction – Replace color).

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Consider a dialog box.

At the top “Allotment»Is a tab of the” color range “.

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Using a pipette on a sample of a picture, a sample of a color that needs to be changed is marked. A pipette with a plus adds an area, a pipette with a minus – subtracts.

Setting “Scatter(Fuzziness).
C using the slider to determine the boundaries in which will change the shades of color. With a maximum variation under the replacement, almost all shades of the selected color in the image will fall. With a minimum variation for replacement, only those pixels that exactly match the sample will be included.

PS4 has an additional option. Localized Color Clusters, designed to identify areas of the same color. Its use allows you to more accurately highlight the color in the image.

In the lower part “Replacement“Dialog box” Replace color “tab is located on”Hue / Saturation», With the help of which, based on the name, the color and shade are chosen for replacement.

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Consider replacing the color of a specific example.

Step 1. Open the image in Photoshop. Create a duplicate of the main layer right away.

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Step 2. Go in Image – Correction – Replace Color. I want to change the color of the shirt.

Step 3. If you have CS4, then immediately tick the box Localized Color Clusters. I increase Scatter to the maximum value. With the help of the pipette mark the area on the image. Next, I choose the color for which I want to change. I click with the mouse on the colored box with the caption “Result” and select the shade I need.

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It can be seen that in the shadow area the color is not sufficiently highlighted. I choose Pipette “+” and click on the image in the folds on the T-shirt.

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The T-shirt was completely painted over, but at the same time, unnecessary areas, for example, the face, were colored. I choose Pipette “-“ and click on her face.

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As you can see on the image itself, the lips and ears remain colored, this defect can be corrected with an eraser.

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Most successfully, this method of changing color works on contrasting images. Also on the images, where there are few related colors changeable color.

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And finally, another tip. If the image still contains several areas of the same color, and you need to change only one, for example, among them, then before using the command Replace color, It should highlight the area requiring color replacement. Any selection tool can help you with this.

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