... replace color while maintaining texture and shading
Douglas Dun from California, U.S., using Photoshop CS2 with Windows XP, writes in with:
[Quote:] I would like to know how to replace a color while still maintaining the texture and shading of the surface the color is on.
In previous versions we would use the "Replace Color" command, but in this new Photoshop, there's a new tool for you to abuse -- the Color Replacement tool.
Using this tool you can make quick color changes in quickly and easily.
Choose the Color Replacement tool from the Toolbox (it's hidden on the Healing Brush tool's flyout menu).
Then, go to the tool options bar and set the Mode pop-up menu to Color, the Sampling pop-up menu to Once, and the Limits pop-up menu to Find Edges.
You'll probably also want to adjust your brush settings if necessary.
Now Alt/click (Mac: [option]-click) on the color you want to replace.
Next click on the Set Foreground Color swatch in the Toolbox and choose a new color to use in your image.
Now, just paint away the old color with the new.
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