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09-02-2010, 06:16 AM
PS: Select Color Range
<TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>http://img.ymlp.com/stoneaccents_SCRimage01.jpg</TD><TD>..</TD><TD style="TEXT-ALIGN: left">Ever buy a CU product and wish it was another color? Did you try moving the Hue/Saturation sliders? Did you try moving the Color Balance sliders? And still it’s just not the new color? At least not evenly. I’ve got another trick you can try.


</TD></TR><TR><TD>I’m going to start with a CU bloom. Perfectly lovely bloom. But too pink for my tastes. I’d love a gorgeous blue.


</TD><TD></TD><TD>So I try: ImageàAdjustmentàHue/Saturation and move my sliders back-n-forth. I get lots of pretty colors, but not the nice, solid, even blue I want:

</TD></TR><TR><TD></TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD>After trying: ImageàAdjustmentàColor/Balance and even: ImageàAdjustmentàVariations. I get frustrated. Time to try something new!

I like the yellow center. I’m a big fan of yellow of blue together. All I want to replace is the too bright, too pink, pink. I go to:
SelectàColor Range


</TD><TD></TD><TD style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">Use the eye dropper to select the color you want to replace. You can change the amount of color variation selected by sliding the Fuzziness slider from 0-to-200. Once you have everything desired selected click OK.

Create a New Layer above your CU item (in my case, my flower). Fill the selected area with the new color (I picked a soft periwinkle blue) using your Paint Bucket Tool. Change the Layer Blend Mode to Color:


</TD></TR><TR><TD>Note: You may need to SelectàColor Range more than once to get all the bits & pieces selected. I create a New Layer (and set the Color Blend Mode to Color) for each newly selected Color Range.

I also use the Clipping Mask feature in the Layer Palette to prevent any stray pixels or colors from appearing:


09-02-2010, 08:15 AM
umm...this is awesome!! Thanks Toiny! I've been playing with the "replace color" and getting frustrated, this seems way more simple!!! :DD

09-05-2010, 01:11 PM
Great Tutorial!
This will defentily come in handy!

09-06-2010, 10:39 AM
I do that with my PIE and have been doing it for a while. Now if only I can learn to use my PSP XI I will be able to do that there, too. :rolleyes: :o

So happy to learn others do it, too, but sad that I'm not the first to be so creative. ;)

09-06-2010, 11:28 AM
Thanks for the tip!!

09-06-2010, 09:12 PM
I'll have to try this out. Recoloring always gets me down. LOL

09-06-2010, 09:21 PM
Great tutorial Toiny :)

09-06-2010, 09:28 PM
Thank you, I love learning

09-09-2010, 11:56 AM
thanks, it even works well with PSPx.....

09-09-2010, 02:18 PM
That is good to know! Smooches,


thanks, it even works well with PSPx.....

09-21-2010, 04:28 PM
thanks for this i will try it!