View Full Version : How do I recolor only part of an element?
06-22-2006, 09:10 AM
I have a piece of dotted ribbon. Blue with white dots. I want to change the blue to black. I tried a couple different things but it didn't work. I have PSCS2. I'd appreciate any help.
06-22-2006, 09:45 AM
I have PS7, not PSCS2, but are you able to select the blue with the magic wand tool and then adjust the hue/saturation/lightness to change it to black?
06-22-2006, 09:58 AM
That's one of the things I tried Lisa. It did change the color, but I couldn't get it to go to black.
06-22-2006, 10:07 AM
How about: Image>adjustments>replace color?
06-22-2006, 10:13 AM
Ok. I didn't try that. Should I select the blue with the magic wand to do that or will it show me what to do when I start it? I'll have to wait until I get home tonight.
06-22-2006, 10:18 AM
When you click the replace color option it gives you a color dropper to work with. Click on the blue area of your ribbon, then slide the lightness bar all the way to the left.
06-22-2006, 10:22 AM
Thanks Daisyrose! Now if I could just get out of here and go play!
06-22-2006, 07:07 PM
Daisyrose-it worked! Thanks!
06-23-2006, 05:58 AM
changing to black is easy --
SHIFT+CTRL+U removes color
CTRL+L - goes to Levels -- move the sliders around to get the amount of contrast you want
06-23-2006, 07:13 AM
Thanks Christine! I'll try it that way too and see which is easier. I haven't done anything with levels. Soooo much to learn!
06-23-2006, 07:14 AM
levels can be REALLY handy for giving a quick boost to your photos, too
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