Changing Colors by Hand Painting


Adobe® Photoshop® Intensive


Lesson Info

Changing Colors by Hand Painting

So I'm gonna open it these two images this time we're going to paint the color will start with our skier lady, this time we're going to paint the color on a layer all by itself, much like we did with the colorizing, a black and white image technique that we did the other day. Ok, so here's the original, then here's the layer I created, so what you want to do is you want to create a new layer, and you want to set it to the blend mode called hue h u e, which you can think of is another word for color. Ok, so we're gonna go ahead and create a new layer this time, since I already know, I need to make a blend mode change to a new empty image later on, to which we're going to lay down new pain. I'm going to use my keyboard shortcut for creating a new layer, because it's gonna let me change the blend mode and name that layer on the same dialogue box so a little bit faster, then clicking the new layer icon at the bottom and then going up to the blend moon men even changing it, so shift command...

in on a mac or shift control in for new on a pc to create a new layer, we're going to call this one new paint and from the mod menu right here, we're going to go ahead and change it to hugh and he was going to be near the bottom click ok, now you need to activate the brush tool, which I already have active over here my tools panel and we need to pick the color that we're going toe paint onto this lady's jacket so you want a single click your foreground color chip, anyone he used the rainbow slider to pick your range of colors and then you want once you're inside the range of colors, then you can click inside this box to tell photoshopped how light or how dark you want that color to be. Well, ski ski where is always flores isn't it seems like so island a prick really, really bright pink. Go ahead and click ok mouse over to the image go up in breast size, maybe zoom in a little bit so we can see what we're doing and simply start to paint and with this technique because there's not a lot of color in these trees in her pants or the snow, I don't even have to be that careful with where I'm touching with the brush now if we zoom in, we we will see the faintest shade of hot pink in some of these areas, but you could quickly go in with the eraser tool just like we did when we were colorizing the grayscale image. So this is another way to change the color of anything in your image or I should say, change the color of a color something that already has color and it's a superfund want to do and if I zoom in, I can see that I got a little bit of the hot pink on her face, so I want to press and hold the key to temporarily switch to the erase your tool using photo shops, spring loaded tools and it didn't work, so I'm gonna press undue press the ae qi thank you photoshopped and now, while I'm holding down the iki, I can fix my mistakes that I made so you could quickly just paint it not really worrying about staying inside the lines and then go back with the eraser toll around the edges. And of course, if I was at home during this for real, I would take more time and log on my hours and all that good stuff so here's our before and are after so let's do that one more time when a new image okay, so what we want to do is create a new layer, so we're going to use their keyboard shortcut again shift command in for new layer on a mac or shift control in on a pc named this new paint change the blend mo to hugh which is down near the bottom of the list click our foreground colored shipped choose a new paint for our bike I'll go ahead and leave this one it hot pink why not right and now I can quickly end up with a hot pink bike hot pink jacket I do actually ride a motorcycle doesn't look quite like this one though at the b m w f eight hundred s t her name is supera she's blue like the blue dragon in the book aragon supera so is that a picture of you lisa do what is that a picture of you this one yeah no this one isn't me I have done this before scared the tar out of me I did a track day at barbara motor sports and alabama which unfortunately is the most technical motorcycle track in north america but the terns air just really nasty in a lot of them are blind you can't even see the pavement when you're coming around some of the camera changes that's just really amazing but yeah I don't know that I'm cut out for for actually dragging in the but I did get pretty close and it was a lot of fun scary but fun okay so we'll change the color of our gloves here because it is important for all of your gear to match your bike it seriously is my husband in the background could attest to that my helmet is a beautiful blue because my bike is blue and my bmw armored massa engineered suit has blue tran everybody's gotta have their vices right? Ok, so a couple of more clicks of paint and of course seriously if you're doing this for a client you would want to zoom in and take care to really be careful with all the lines but you guys are getting the idea of this so very quickly we went from having a red bike which was most likely a guy tio now in the realm of the female motor sports racing so there's our before and there's our after so real quick way to change the color of anything that already has color by adding the new pay on its only or so you're not messing with the original at all and you just change the blend mode to hugh and that's all there is to that see what else we have for you that's all of the color changing. So do we have any questions on any of the color changing techniques that we looked at quick question from anymore? Is it possible to recover a particular pantone color or an rgb color in this pallet? What you're in its pallets are you can recover anything and the way you can load that pantone color is you can go in your swatches panel because that's where you have a lot of your precept colors and from the fly out man you at the top right of the swatches panel and if you don't see that swatches payment remember all your panel's live into the window menu so you could cruise all the way down to swatches and open it if it's not already open so from the flyout menu you've got all kinds of color books that you can load over here so if you have if you're tasked tasked with matching a particular pantone color than this is how you would access that color, you would get that person to give you it's number and then he would come in here and you would load that pantone color book and you could choose that exact color right here within photoshopped but she would need to get that number from that person I have a question from v case he would like to know so with a hugh blend mode do you have to stay within the same color hugh as the original for this to work? I don't believe so no, you'll have to experiment you may not be able to get I mean depending upon the color that you're starting out with, you know, because you are mixing a little bit of color with a hugh mode though you're not going to get that much of a color shift in any other part of the image it's only affecting is taking its saying hey photoshopped the color that I have on this layer I want you to blames that color where I painted, you know, blended on top of the color of authority in my image, so it works. It works really well with that, but you'll need to experiment with the image to see if putting the new paint on its own layer and changing that hugh mode will work better or using the hugh saturation adjustment layer. One of those methods may give you a more accurate color, then the other one, depending upon what you're starting out with and you're just not really going to know that unless you give it a shot. So one more question before we go to break a couple people in chloral including laura is me has asked, so what? Can you just go back and explain the difference between you versus color blend modes the difference between these is with you it is actually changing the color okay see there's so there's such a small mining difference, but between the color blend mode in the huge blend mode, I really would have to dig out my book to give you the technical explanation behind it and these blend modes it's all there's so much math that's going on with these things with what it changes, and it really is difficult to put in towards the difference between these two things so, my advice, a city getting hung up on, you know, trying to verbalize the difference between these things is, try one or the other, and see which one. The color is more close to what you actually desire. Ok, so that would be my lame way of getting out of answering that. But it really is seriously it's. Good advice, though. Don't get too caught up in no, explain to me the differences between each one. Experiment with them and see which one looks getty, because it's going to be different, depending upon the color that you're starting out within your image, in the color that you're adding to it.

Class Description

In this special photoshop tutorial, you'll dig into Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 with Lesa Snider, author of Photoshop® CS5: The Missing Manual. There is so much to cover in Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 that we need almost a week to cover everything. In this special 4-day workshop you'll dig into Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 with Lesa Snider, internationally acclaimed instructor and author. Lesa is informative yet entertaining with a unique way of explaining difficult concepts so you understand the "why" behind the "how". Get ready to spend a fun, high-energy week digging into the power of Photoshop.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1


1Introduction: Nitty Gritty Basics + Layers 2Workspace Overview 3Q&A: Workspace 4The Truth About Resolution and File Formats 5Changing Resolution Without Changing Quality 6Q&A: Resolution and File Formats 7Resizing with the Crop Tool 8Cropping with the Ruler Tool 9Resizing with Content-Aware Scale 10Resizing for Print/Web 11Layers and Layer Types 12Duplicating, Moving, and and Aligning Layers 13Q&A: Layers 14Creating Reflections 15Layer Alignment Tools 16Simple Slimming Technique (Resizing Layers) 17Colorizing a Black and White Image 18Creating a Solid Color Fade with Fill Layers 19Layer Masks: Hand Painted Image Collage 20Layer Masks: Gradient Mask Collage 21Layer Blend Mode Collage (Include Load Images as Stack) 1Using Selections Part 1 2Using Selections Part 2 3Q&A: Selection Tools 4Color Selections: Fixing Animal White Eyes 5Tightening Up Layer Masks 6Painting Selections with QuickMasks 7Using Vector Drawing Tools 8Vector Shapes: Creating an Oval Vignette 9Vector Shapes: Rounded Edges to Photo 10Use Channels to Create Selections 11Tough Selections Around Hair & Fur 12Refine Edges Part 1 13Refine Edges Part 2 14Creative Edges on Photos 15Embellishing with Vector Art 16Creative Vector Photo Frames 17Editing Smart Objects 18Smart Objects Template: Creating Dark Edge Vignette 1Smart Objects: Selective Blurring 2Smart Objects: Selective Sharpening 3Sharpening with the High Pass Filter 4Q&A: Sharpening 5Auto Color Adjustments 6Shadows and Highlights 7Using Levels 8When to Use Smart Objects 9Using Curves 10Lightening and Darkening with Blend Modes 11Enhancing Eyes and Teeth 12Changing Colors with Hue/Saturation 13Changing Colors by Hand Painting 14Faux Dodge/Burn: Reduce Wrinkle 15Color to Black and White 1Healing Brush 2Content Aware Fill 3Using Text in Photoshop 4Designing with Baseline Shift 5OpenType Fonts 6Placing Text Behind an Object 7Barely There Text: Faded and Hollow Text 8Pushing Photos Through Text 9Adding Texture to Your Text 10Convert Text to Paths 11Combine Images using Advanced Blending 12Realistic Photo Aging 13Faking HDR 14Wrapping Texture Around an Object