Colour replacement techniques

You can easily get lost in the complicated image-editing and colour-adjustment tools within Photoshop. Sometimes the experience of working with vast tool options and settings forces us into a sort of tunnel vision where the only possibilities we consider are those that appear complex on the surface. Colour replacement, which initially appears to be the antithesis of any complicated adjustment, is an often overlooked method that allows you to quickly replace an isolated range of colour with another.

There are a couple of different ways to approach colour replacement in Photoshop. The first method is the Replace Colour menu option. Replace Colour is found under the Image> Adjustments menu and, when accessed, presents you with an interface that is a familiar combination of two other Photoshop tools. The top half of the Replace Colour interface borrows heavily from the Select menu's Colour Range function.

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