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Visual Color Change

If there's one thing clients love to do, it's change the color of the products in their product shots. Luckily for you, (a) it's easy, and (b) it creates billable work. Here's one of the easiest ways to change the color of just about anything.

STEP ONE: Open a color image that contains an object or part of an object whose color you want to change.

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STEP TWO: Use any selection tool (Lasso, Selection Brush, etc.) to select the object you want to apply a quick color change to. (In this example, I pressed L to switch to the Lasso tool and selected the woman's blouse. If you use the Lasso tool, after you make your initial selection you can press-and-hold Shift to add to your selection or press-and-hold Alt to deselect areas.)

STEP THREE: Go under the Image menu, under Adjust Color, and choose Adjust Hue/Saturation. When the Hue/Saturation dialog appears, check the Colorize box in the lower-right corner. Now, simply grab the Hue slider and drag it until your image changes to a color you like. To soften your color, drag the Saturation slider to the left. When it looks good, click OK.

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