This is one of the most fun tools in Photoshop (CS+). This allows you to replace any color on a picture with out losing any detail. This is very easy to use so I’ll put up a quick demonstration here.
Today I’m going to try something new. I’m making a flash tutorial using Wink. Click More to view:
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First I will choose an original image. This has a picture of a yellow car. To demonstrate the tool I’ll go ahead and change its color.
Next I’m going to click on the Color Replacement Tool. It is usually hidden beneath the Healing Brush Tool. If it is then just click and hold down the healing brush tool (or patch tool) and choose Color Replacement Tool from the list that pops up.
Next Choose a color. This will be the color that you want the car to be after you are done. Next I choose Mode: Color, Sampling: Continuous, Limits, Contiguous, Tolerance: 30% and Anti-Aliasing On. Next just paint over the surface that you want to replace colors of. Make sure that the plus sign or the cross hairs of the tool remain inside the area you want to change. If they go out of the surface then you will end up coloring the wrong thing. This is what I have now:
I got carried away and colored each part of the car a different color. Try it out and if you have questions or comments post them here 🙂
Mode: This determines the Painting Mode. Your choices are Hue, Color, Luminosity, and Saturation.
Sampling: This determines where you get your sample to replace from. If you choose continuous it will replace what ever you are dragging on. If you choose once it will only replacee the color you first clicked on. If you choose background swatch it will only change where ever the color is the same as your selected background color.
Limits: This determines where your color stops replacing. We choose contiguous meaning that it will not go beyond where the color is different.
Tolerance: This is how much shade difference of the color you are changing it will tolerate.
Anti-Aliasing: This allows you to get smooth edges.