PitterPen Posted March 22 Share Posted March 22 The short version of my question is: I want to replace one color with an exact different color (e.g. specified by hexadecimal). I've tried 2 approaches but neither have worked so I thought I see what is the official/common way to replace with an exact color? My scenario: I'm using Affinity Photo. I have an image of a green jacket. I want to make the green jacket (variations of 2B675A) an EXACT color of orange (variations of F26921). If I use the Color Replacement Brush, it paints the jacket brown (not orange as I would like). I get the Color Replacement Brush only paints hue (and not saturation or luminosity, so this may be working as designed). Since the Color Replacement Brush didn't work, I tried the "create 2 rectangles and match their color" approach I found in a YouTube video (linked below), but that approach also did not work. I got a brown-ish orange color, but no where near the orange I'm targeting. I also tired every adjustment layer in Affinity Photo and was quite surprised that HSL, Levels, Recolor (or any of the brightness ones) couldn't get the rectangle to match the color of the other rectangle exactly. So my question is, if the Color Replacement Brush and "matching rectangles" doesn't work, (and adjustments layers like HLS aren't exact enough), what is the workflow for replacing an exact color in Affinity Photo? (and not just a single pixel of color swap out, the method needs to take into account many subtle variations of a color, like all the colors in a green jacket) I also have Affinity Designer if that has a faster tool/workflow than Affinity Photo for this. Thanks for any ideas- Video on "matching rectangles" approach that didn't work for my colors: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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