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Replacing Color

The Replace Color command does just what you would expect it to do, and does it very well indeed. In a nutshell, it allows you to select a specific color, either across an entire image or in an isolated area of an image, and then change not only the color but its saturation and lightness values as well. Eyedropper tools let you add and subtract colors to be replaced, while a slider control softens the transition between the colors you choose and those around them. I’ve seen this used to great effect on projects as varied as experimenting with different color schemes before painting a house’s trim, to changing the color of a favorite uncle’s tie so that it no longer clashes with his suit. (See the color plate section of this book for a full-color example.)

To replace color across an entire image:


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