How to change the color of something in Photoshop 2022

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If you are new to editing, knowing how to change the color of something in Photoshop can be pretty useful.

Photoshop is a great tool for designing graphics and images. It helps you to turn your imagination into reality by providing you with a wide variety of tools and features. However, if you don't understand how to use these tools, you may not be able to get the desired results.

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In this post, we will show you how to change the color of something in Photoshop, so you can color the subjects or objects in your project anything you want.

How to change the color of something in Photoshop

Sometimes you might want to change the color of a layer, object, or shape to make it pop or maybe match the whole mood of a project. For example, to show a particular subject in color and the rest of the image in grey or a dull monochrome.

Whether it is a layer, object, or shape, here is how to change the color of something in Photoshop. Before you start editing, do not forget to lock other layers just to avoid messing them up.

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How to change the color of an object in Photoshop

  • Select the Object Selection tool and drag a rectangle across the entire object. This creates a selection that automatically shrinks to the edges of the object.
  • In the Layers panel, click the Create New Group button to create a layer group.
  • With the selection still active, click the Add Layer Mask button in the Layers panel to create a mask in the shape of the selection around the object.
  • Click the Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer button in the Layers panel, and select Solid Color.
  • Select the new color that you want to apply to the object and click OK.
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How to change the color of a layer in Photoshop

  • Select the layer in the Layers panel.
  • Click the Fill/Adjustment layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel and select Solid Color.
  • Select the new color that you want to apply to the layer and click OK.

How to change the color of a shape in Photoshop

  • Select the shape in the Layers panel.
  • Click the Fill/Adjustment layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel and select Solid Color.
  • Select the new color that you want to apply to the shape and click OK.
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Finally, to make the color change look more realistic, you need to adjust the saturation (the intensity of the color) and brightness (the lightness and darkness of the color) of the color mask.

To do that, with the Color fill layer still selected, open the Blending Modes menu in the Layers panel, and select the Color blending mode. This will make it look more realistic. If you want to go a little further, you can also use a Curves adjustment layer to further change the saturation or brightness of the color mask.