How to Change the Color of an Object in Photoshop

By Tata Rossi 10 days ago, Photoshop Tips

Took a great photo and realized that the colors don’t complement each other? Have a specific hue that you don’t like or need to show a product in several colors? Learn more about how to change the color of an object in Photoshop in 7 simple steps.

I’m going to show you how to select any color in a photo and easily alter it using a single Adjustment Layer. This unique technique can replace any color and can be used on any photo.

1. Add the Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer

First, you need to click on the New Adjustment Layer icon. It can be found at the bottom of the Layers panel. Then, press on Hue/Saturation. This will bring up a new window with tons of options.

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2. Select the Range

Select the color range you’d like to alter from the dropdown list. A simpler way to do it is by using the Targeted Adjustment Tool right next to it and clicking on the area, that needs altering.

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3. Choose the Desired Shade

Start altering the color by using the hue and lightness sliders to find the desired shade. Drag them left or right. Note, this step will affect the entire image. For example, if you change the cyan range, this will alter everything of that color in your picture.

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4. Invert the Layer Mask

Next, invert the layer mask by clicking Ctrl+I (Command+I). If you look at the layer’s thumbnail, the inversion will make white parts black and vice versa.

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5. Edit the Edges of the Mask

An important part of masking in Photoshop is editing the mask to make sure that only the needed areas are affected. In order to do this, select the Brush Tool (B). Press the [ or ] bracket keys, if you need to increase and decrease its size. To remove the area from the mask, paint it with black. To add to it, paint the area with white.

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6. Go Back at Any Point

Since this workflow is non-destructive, if you change your mind, you can go back and experiment with the hue at any point of your editing process. You can also use this technique to change eye color in Photoshop and whiten teeth in Photoshop.

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7. Done! Save the Photo

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