Photoshop – Selective Coloring

Hello everyone! Welcome back to yet another Photoshop tutorial! In this tutorial I’ll teach you how to choose the color you want to change in Photoshop. In the beginning, we’ll only be altering the color of an exact color by using adjustment layers. In the next step we’ll utilize Color Range Color Range to select colors before changing them by using adjustment layers.

Then, we’ll make sure that we have the best coloring for the picture. Let’s get started!

Step 1.

This image is what I have used in this tutorial. You can download from the tutorial resources section. I opened the image within Photoshop using the menu the File menu and then Open.

Step 2.

Then we’ll focus on the color of sweatshirt which is red. It will transform it into magenta or pink. Then go there: layer > new adjustment layer Hue/Saturation. Choose the reds from the the Master dropdown that are below the presets because we’re trying to target the red hue.

Then drag your Hue Slider either to the right or left to alter the hue. I altered the color using the following settings: from pink to red. It’s so easy.

Step 3.

The red tones encompass the face and hands also this is the reason it changed the hue of hands and face. It is necessary to eliminate the red tones from these areas in order to keep these areas in their original form.

The best way to do this is to pick the mask you want to the hue/saturation followed by an ordinary, gentle brush in black to take away the effects from your hand and face.Below are the results of applying the mask

Step 4.

We’ll now change the hue on the wall. Create an Hue/Saturation layer, then select one of the Cyan colour from the selection before experimenting with your Hue Slider to alter the hue on the wall.

I changed the color back to green by using the settings below.

Check out how we altered the color with no choices. This method works very effectively when working with colors that are solid.

Step 5: Select and Change Color

We must focus prior to making a choice as well as the rest obviously, will be similar to how we have done previously. The image I’m using is of a girl playing Holi and I was looking to modify the hue of her dupatta or scarf (and the left hand clothes that match with only the magenta tone) It’s a pink hue.

Step 6

We’ll utilize the color range since it’s not slow to use. It is possible to use the pencil tool to choose the most specific elements of any image, altering the colors using adjustments layers.

Select Choose and then Color Range and then in the Color Range dialog box, select the following settings.

Choose the Colors that are Sampled Then we took a sample of the color by hand employing the Regular Eyedropper tool. I’ve selected the initial color I want to focus on, which is magenta in her shawl, using the regular Eyedropper device. Check out the image above for 1. Point.

It is evident that her shawl has are various shades of colour. You must select them too. Choose Add Eyedropper Tool. eyedropper tool to add and then start by sampling a different version of the color, as I did with the darker variant of it. Check out the image above with two. Point.

Make sure to check for Colour Clusters Localized to narrow down the area of the photograph in which Photoshop searches for matches in colors. This way, we are able to choose precisely the color we’d like. In the event that you don’t, you may be forced to select more shades.

Enhance the Fuzziness to 147 for telling Photoshop to choose the pixels of color that correspond with the sample color or are close to it. The greater the amount of fuzziness the greater number of color pixels that are in line with the sample color will be picked. Be sure to keep your eye on the preview box when increasing the fuzziness level to ensure it is only selecting the color that we would like to use, and in this instance, it is the magenta shade of the Shawl.

Set the range to 47 percent for telling Photoshop to only focus on areas which are close to the regions that we have clicked.

This is our choice available. One issue in color range can be that it doesn’t provide you with the best option if you’ve got lots of colors in the image like we do right now.

Step 7

We need to do some cleaning up the item using Quick Selection Tool (W). Click to use the Quick Selection Tool (W), use the Add to Selection option to insert the shawl’s selection. It is also possible to use the option ALT/OPT until you are able to subtract the selection.

This process is to fix the random selections In the event that you manage to select the best option you can bypass the process.

This is the ideal selection! Do you not think I could use the Pen tool to create the choice?

Step 8.

If the selected option is in use Make an Hue or Saturation adjustment, and then alter your settings for Hue for the change in hue.The result is the change in hue of her shawl as well as the clothes on her left limb:

Bonus Tip

If you select the layer mask and hold the an ALT/OPTION button, you will view the result of the mask in black and white. This helps you find the color that is off from your choice or observe the area results that the effects are 100 percent visible, but it is and not.

As as you will see in the image below, there are a number of white spots over the black regions, indicating this Hue/Saturation’s effects can be seen in these regions. Similar to this, we also have areas of black on the white areas, which indicate that the effect may not be completely visible on certain areas.

To correct this fix it, use a basic brush in black hue to paint the black area to erase these white spots or eliminate the appearance from them. In the same way, paint with white colors on white surfaces so that the effect is completely visible.

This is what I used to do:

Final outcomes:

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