Menu bar in photoshop cs6 explained


If you captured the perfect photo, but 
you don’t seem to like the color on the specific item and you just want to change it so your photo can look more appealing, using these tools in Photoshop cs6 is the right thing for you.

You don’t have to be an expert in Photoshop to change the color on specific items.
Just follow these instructions and these black&white arrows and you will see how simpl
e and easy it actually is.
Plus, you will master it in no time.

You can also check how I remove unwanted items, how I duplicate items or even upgrade your smartphone photography game with the Photoshop blur


Here are the tools I use in order to change to color on specific items on my photos:

 

 

  • Layers
    Before you even start removing items, you must learn how to use layers.
    Layers are photo adjustments that you can stack on top of your photo and you can add as many or as few as you like. And if you don’t like the outcome at the end, you can simply delete the layer without affecting the original photo.
    To add a layer (or duplicate it) hold “CTRL + j”

 

 

1. Adjustment layer 


Add a new layer (press “CTRL + j).

Click and use any selection tool you like:
Quick Selection Tool,
Lasso Tool,
Polygonal Lasso Tool 
or

Magnetic Lasso Tool.
I am going to use the Quick Selection Tool.

I am going to use the Quick Selection Tool.


Select the item that you would like to change the color on.
Select the item precisely and select the + or – to add or subtract from the selection.

Don’t forget to increase and decrease your brush ( press [ or ] )

Go to the Layers panel and click on “Adjustment Layer”.
Select “Hue/Saturation” if you want to change the color and move the slider left and right until you find your preferred color.

Select the item that you would like to change the color on.

Select “Hue/Saturation” if you want to change the color and move the slider left and right until you find your preferred color.


Select “Black and White” if you want to make your object black or white.

Select “Color Balance” in order to customize your own preferred color.


Select “Color Balance” in order to customize your own preferred color.

When you are done, click “CTRL + D” to deselect the selection.


When you are done, click “CTRL + D” to deselect the selection.

 

 

2. Color Replacement Tool 


Add a new layer (press “CTRL + j).

Click and use any selection tool you like:
Quick Selection Tool,
Lasso Tool,
Polygonal Lasso Tool 
or
Magnetic Lasso Tool.
I am going to use the Quick Selection Tool.

I am going to use the Quick Selection Tool.


Select the item
that you would like to change the color on.
Select the item precisely and select the + or – to add or subtract from the selection.

Don’t forget to increase and decrease your brush ( press [ or ] )

Click on the Brush option (or press B on your keyboard) and choose the “Color Replacement Tool”.

Select the item that you would like to change the color on.

 

Click and set your preferred foreground color.

Click on the Brush option (or press B on your keyboard” and choose the “Color Replacement Tool”.


If you look in the control bar you will see multiple modes.
For best results, I always use “Color” or “Hue”.
Play around with them and see what suits you.

For best results, I always use “Color” or “Hue”. Play around with them and see what suits you.

  • The “Color” option replaces the color that is being selected with the new color you`ve selected as your foreground color but it paints both the hue and the saturation of that color.
  • Use “Hue” if you want only to replace the color and retain the saturation. You won’t affect either the brightness or the saturation

When you are done, click “CTRL + D” to deselect the selection.


When you are done, click “CTRL + D” to deselect the selection.

 

 

3. Selective Color 


Add a new layer (press “CTRL + j).

Click and use any selection tool you like:
Quick Selection Tool,
Lasso Tool,
Polygonal Lasso Tool
 or

Magnetic Lasso Tool.
I am going to use the Quick Selection Tool.

I am going to use the Quick Selection Tool.

 

Select the item that you would like to change the color on.
Select the item precisely and select the + or – to add or subtract from the selection.

Don’t forget to increase and decrease your brush ( press [ or ] )

Click on “Add a new layer mask”.

Click on “Add a new layer mask”.

There are 2 ways to find the “Selective Color” option.

  • First is to find it in the “Adjustment layers” icons.
  • Second is to find it in the “Adjustment layers” in the menu which is placed down below.

There are 2 ways to find the “Selective Color” option. First is to find it in the “Adjustment layers” icons. Second is to find it in the “Adjustment layers” in the menu which is placed down below.

There are 2 ways to find the “Selective Color” option. First is to find it in the “Adjustment layers” icons. Second is to find it in the “Adjustment layers” in the menu which is placed down below.

 

Or if you don’t see any of the above, just select “Window > Adjustment

Or if you dont see any of the above, just select “Window > Adjustment”

 

If you are working within a color range, you can change the different colors with choosing the most suitable option in the “Colors” bar.

Since I`m working with blue color on this photo, I`m going to select and edit Blue and Cyan.

Move the slide and play with the colors.

If you are working within a color range, you can change the different colors with choosing the most suitable option in the “Colors” bar.

 

Also, if you are changing the color on a smaller item like a mug, fruit, clothes etc., click on the “Masks” option and play with the Density and Feather options.

Move the slide and play with the colors.

 

 

4. Control bar 


Add a new layer(press “CTRL + j).

Click and use any selection tool you like:
Quick Selection Tool,
Lasso Tool,
Polygonal Lasso Tool or
Magnetic Lasso Tool.
I am going to use the Quick Selection Tool.

Select the item that you would like to change the color on.
Select the item precisely and select the + or – to add or subtract from the selection.

Don’t forget to increase and decrease your brush ( press [ or ] )

I am going to use the Quick Selection Tool.

 

Click on the Control Bar and select “Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation”.

Click on the Control Bar and select “Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation”.

Move the bar and adjust it to your preference

 

Or if you prefer to customize your own color, select “Image > Adjustments > Color Balance”.

Or if you prefer to to customize your own color, select “Image > Adjustments > Color Balance”.

When you are done, click “CTRL + D” to deselect the selection.

The same goes if you want to make the object black or white.
Click “Image > Adjustments > Black & White”.

When you are done, click “CTRL + D” to deselect the selection.

 

 

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Also, you can check how I remove unwanted items, how I duplicate items or even upgrade your smartphone photography game with the Photoshop blur