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Toiny 09-02-2010 06:16 AM

PS: Select Color Range
PS: Select Color Range
<TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD></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 its just not the new color? At least not evenly. Ive got another trick you can try.


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

</TD><TD></TD><TD>So I try: ImageAdjustmentHue/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: ImageAdjustmentColor/Balance and even: ImageAdjustmentVariations. I get frustrated. Time to try something new!

I like the yellow center. Im a big fan of yellow of blue together. All I want to replace is the too bright, too pink, pink. I go to:
SelectColor 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 SelectColor 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:


kimberkatt 09-02-2010 08:15 AM

Re: PS: Select Color Range
umm...this is awesome!! Thanks Toiny! I've been playing with the "replace color" and getting frustrated, this seems way more simple!!! :DD

tmm.hall 09-05-2010 01:11 PM

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Great Tutorial!
This will defentily come in handy!

logicgrandma 09-06-2010 10:39 AM

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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. ;)

*Dee* 09-06-2010 11:28 AM

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Thanks for the tip!!

egreene555 09-06-2010 09:12 PM

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I'll have to try this out. Recoloring always gets me down. LOL

Mitsybelle 09-06-2010 09:21 PM

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Great tutorial Toiny :)

Cath_ 09-06-2010 09:28 PM

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Thank you, I love learning

ND0131 09-09-2010 11:56 AM

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

Toiny 09-09-2010 02:18 PM

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That is good to know! Smooches,



Originally Posted by ND0131 (Post 80713)
thanks, it even works well with PSPx.....

AmandaF 09-21-2010 04:28 PM

Re: PS: Select Color Range
thanks for this i will try it!

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