Graphic Design 5: Color Transformation

Here is a simple quick way to transform color.

Keep in mind that this method may not work on every photo or situation put can be great if you are on a time crunch.

In this figure I will show you how to change the color of this tie in a few simple steps.

1. Open Image and use the lasso or (pen tool) to trace around the image.

1a) For more effective results use the pen tool to create a more accurate path. Then click on the path tab in the layer box. Next double click on the path in the layer box to save the path, just click ok. Finally click on the small arrow to the far right of the path tab and scroll down to make selection.

Rather if you decide to use step “1” or “1a”, the more accurate you are in tracing the object the less sloppy it will look at the end. It is important to trace directly around the object you only want the color shift to take place or the color will bleed off to other parts of the image.

You should now have the marching ants around the object.

2. Next, go to the top menu and click on image, adjustments, then Hue/Saturation. You can now slide the Hue bar left or right to the desired color of your choice.


3. YOU ARE FINISHED!!!!!! Hopefully you will not have a lot of cleaning up to do 🙂 Remember, you can really get creative with this technique. So think outside the box!


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