How to Replace Colors in an Image | Color Changer Tool

If you get the right picture with wrong colors, our superpowers color replace is here to save the situation. You don’t have to get complicated photo editing software like Photoshop to do this. You just need PicMonkey. We’ll show you quick steps on how to replace colors in an image, then talk about the smallest details and tips. Sign up for free to try it out for yourself now!


What is the difference between color adjustment and color replacement?

Conventional color adjusters allow you to adjust the overall color of the image: they transmit all the colors together. These are great for correcting white balance or for introducing tints and changes to saturation across the entire image for an aesthetic effect. The color replacement tool (also called a color changer) allows you to change individual colors without affecting other colors in the image. So you can change the color of lettuce and avocado without changing the tomatoes, peppers or cabbage.


Why you shouldn’t use Photoshop to replace colors

The Adobe Color Replacement tutorial tells you that there are three ways to change colors in Photoshop. And they are working. But if you do not have time to delve into the knowledge of the right tool; Or you don’t like sorting through multiple dropdown lists each with 17-20 options; More importantly, if you’re confused by phrases like “change colors out of gamut for printing” and “bitmap, indexed, or multichannel color mode”, you’ll be stopped as soon as you exit the starting gate. PicMonkey for people who do it Other things Plus making amazing photos all day long (entrepreneurs, social marketers, side-giants, creative passion, we’re looking at you). So everything is faster and easier, and you still feel loose. Projection. Results.


How to replace colors using PicMonkey

Quickly change image color in PicMonkey by following these steps:

  1. click new creation new creation And open an image of your own or choose one from our stored image library.

  2. On the Effects tab, click Color Changer. Select the color point of the degree you want to change.

  3. move the Tinge Scroll bar and watch the color change. Violin saturation And luminescent Sliders to customize more.

  4. click Progressing when you finish.

Now let’s dive deeper into the finer details. We’ll start with a picture of a woman in an orange shirt and change it to… well, you’ll see.


Select the layer you want to make changes to

click new creation new creation, Then choose where to store your photo, get one from our huge photo library or choose a design template. Your image is often a single layer, unless you’re working with a multilayer design, either from a template or your own cool craftsmanship. In these cases, you have to tell PicMonkey which layer you want to change, by selecting it in the Layers panel (click the stacked squares icon on the far right side of the bottom toolbar).

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Open color changer

Look for Color Changer in Effects, as well as in Edits, among the tabs in the blue column on the far left. Click it. The controls will open in the right panel. Click the color point closest to the color you want to change.


Adjust hue, then saturation and brightness

Now comes the fun part. Adjust the Hue slider and watch the colors change. Note that as you move your mouse over the circle handle in the slider, the exact number of your edit appears. This is useful if you want to remember the edits you’ve made – in combination with the number of edits on the other sliders, it creates a recipe for a look that you can repeat on other photos.

move the saturation And luminescent Sliders to adjust the amount of color and brightness, respectively, for the color you selected.

To change other colors in your photo, just choose another color point and move Format TingeAnd saturation, And luminescent sliders.

click Progressing when you finish.

Noticeable: We’re not trying to turn our topic into Smurfs. However, since her t-shirt consists of multiple colors, we need to get creative. Which means …

Use the eraser to remove changes from a specific area

If you want to keep an area of ​​the selected color from receiving hue changes, use the Brush/Erase tool. Click the paintbrush icon in the upper right corner of the panel controls. Click the eraser icon in a file Erase and brush Panel opens to the side. Now drag the eraser over the parts you want to keep the original color. In our example, we erased the color change from everything but our theme’s shirt!

This is especially useful if you’re trying to change the colors in the subject of your photo, but it shares colors with the background.


More tips to get the best look

  • Don’t be shy about hitting Progressing; The colors in the images are not really updated until you apply the change. Apply when you make an adjustment before going back for new touch-ups.

  • Color Changer indexes all the colors in your image to the colored points in the palette, but sometimes they are not what you see with the naked eye. For example, if you want to change the colors of teal, don’t click on the green point – Color Changer files below the blue point. Simply click systematically on all the color points if your first choice is wrong.

  • In some images, the folds and shadows are actually two different colors, so you may need to apply color changes separately to each.

  • If the color area does not change with the rest, it may be because the tool considers it a different color. To fix this, try setting those adjacent colors as a separate step.

  • The cool thing about Color Changer? You can use it to achieve a realistic or completely “outdoor” look. Your choice!

More help: How to use color changer effect

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