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    Changing Colors

    How would I change the color of this heart?
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    Re: Changing Colors

    Like this ?

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    First I double clicked on 'background' in the layer palette and changed its name.*
    Then I selected the red areas with Magic Wand
    Next I hit the delete key.
    With the flood fill tool I selected the green color and flood filled the selected areas.
    Finally removed the selection [marching ants].

    *Probably not needed but it enabled me to delete the red to 'nothing' instead of to white [ the default colour for something removed in a 'background' layer ]

    There is an unfortunate fringing to the dog which is more visible with the light green than with your red.

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    Re: Changing Colors

    Richard I am going to assume that the heart is a template and you place the little one on it. So go to the layer in the template, select the colour picker then using the picker select the colour in the heart, change the colour to what ever you want, then using fill tool, fill the selected area with the new colour. As the little one is on a separate layer of the template you will not affect it and you can place a different little one any time.

    Cheers:

    Allan

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    Re: Changing Colors

    I rarely do this sort of thing, but I think the cleanest would be to create a selection based on color, delesect any stray areas that are selected (if there are bits of red elsewhere), then change the color of the selection in a new layer. This will get a much neater edge than a tool like the magic wand, and it avoids the risk of changing the colors of other areas in the image. I do this with images like the one below if my lighting is such that the black background is not fully black.

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    Re: Changing Colors

    Changing Colors

    It's very easy if you have photoshop.

    - Choose Hue/Saturation from adjustments (can be found in Windows menu)
    - From there choose the little hand on the left and then click on the image the colors you want to alter. You can then use eyedropper + and eyedropper - on the bottom to extend or restrict the selection.
    - Use the Hue slider to change the color

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    Re: Changing Colors

    Miltos had the same idea that I did...this is my version

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    Except that I made a duplicate image and selected the puppy using refine edge>decontaminate colors>then moved that selection into the image that had colors changed using HS layer.
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    Re: Changing Colors

    chauncey you are right. Since this is a global adjustment it affects some important areas of the puppy most notably around the mouth and eyes. A blend if and some quick hand masking fix that in few seconds:


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