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I've seen the tutorial on recolouring objects in Colour images.

I was wondering how this technique is applied/ can be applied to specific objects in Black & White images such as an umbrella?

Is this possible, if so, how do I do it.

Thank you for any assistance.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, APM said:

I've seen the tutorial on recolouring objects in Colour images.

I was wondering how this technique is applied/ can be applied to specific objects in Black & White images such as an umbrella?

Is this possible, if so, how do I do it.

Thank you for any assistance.

There are lots of ways to do that. Here is my favourite.

Make a Pixel selection of the umbrella.

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Apply a Gradient Map Adjustment. Go Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map and the adjustment will be confined to the selection area.

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Set the colours by clicking on each of the handles and then the 'Color' swatch. See the colours I used (above). Tweak the slider and the colours to get the effect you want.

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You can make more selections and add new adjustment layers to colour different part of the image.

Note: The image must be RGB format, you can't colour a black and white format image (greyscale). Go Document > Colour Format to change if necessary.


Windows PCs. Photo and Designer, latest non-beta versions.

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