Photoshop help please :D

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  1. Yamaha_gurl

    Yamaha_gurl TPF Noob!

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    Good Morning,

    Alright so I am brand new to photoshop. Can anyone please explain to me how I can change a color in a photo? Basically, I want to learn how to change colors :D For example, how would I change the blue in this pic to red?

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    TIA :D

    -Maggie
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The basis of many things that you do in Photoshop is making a selection. This allows you to edit certain parts of the image, without changing other parts. In this case, you would select the blue parts, then it would be easy to change those parts to any color you wanted. Also, the use of layers is key to most Photoshop work as well.

    Now, to make things easier, but a bit more complicated...we can add masks. A mask like putting a black sheet of paper over the image...and when we erase the mask, the parts under the mask will show through. You can use a selection to create, add to or subtract from the mask. Also, you can use a brush tool to paint the mask on or off....so you can go back and forth and fine tune the edges, to make it look perfect.

    There are plenty of different ways of making selections. The lasso tool, the magic wand etc. In this case, you could try 'select color range'.

    I believe there is also a 'Replace color tool' which was made foe what you are trying to do.
     
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    EOS_JD TPF Noob!

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    It's not too difficult really but as I'm not sitting in front of my home PC it's hard to remember exactly.

    One I remember is make a selection around the colour and feather it a bit. Now go to image>Adjustments>Hue Saturation.

    Move the hue slider then saturation to get the colour you want.
     
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    EOS_JD TPF Noob!

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    yes the replace colour tool is very powerful but that's the one I'd need to see in front of me :)
     
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    like this?

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    i use replace color in cs3 , just select the ones you want to replace and you have to play with the bars to get the color you want.

    :)
     
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    Not quite, I want the blue in the bike to be red :D
     
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    Well im bored at work so I just fired up GIMPShop then i did a selection on the blue part of the bike once is was selected i went to color balance and change the balance to all red. the shadow midtones and highlights. It is now mostly a red bike.
     
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    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Hue/sat adjustment layer. Select blues, and adjust the hue until the bike is the color red you want. The background also has blues in it, but you can easily mask this off by selecting the layer mask of the hue/sat adjustment layer, and painting 100% black on the image.
     
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    You've been given lots of good advice here..more advanced that I've done for sure. I can tell you though that blue is the fastest color..why change it? ;)
     
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    If you have Paintshop pro too, it has a simple color changer tool. I make a quick and easy selection around the bike, just to enclose the blue, then click... 1 minute job below:

    I've used the techniques mentioned above in PS, but you have to be careful not to lose the detail and reflections. I never had much sucess with it. I'm sure it just requires practice tho.


    BTW- nice pic ..sexy bike

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    oops, didn't realize you wanted all the blue to be red...

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    that looks better than mine good job
     

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