Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > Changing the color of a sweater

Photographer

jimmi L

Posts: 557

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, US

I have a portrait where the person is wearing a soft blue sweater and I want to make it a soft tan.

All the tutorials I watch are unsuitable, as I use Photoshop 5. No, that's not CS5, it's Photoshop 5 from 1998... lol

What I have seen is the hue/saturation, masking thing, and they seem great, but they don't translate to my version (or let's face it, they might, although I can't translate them).

The vid that came closest was using the mask feature and then changing the color, but I can't for the life of me, even figure out how to get the different paintbrush sizes thing to come up.

Help (and yeah, laughs) are welcome...

Oct 31 13 03:07 pm Link

Photographer

Marin Photography NYC

Posts: 7242

New York, New York, US

Well first learn how to resize your paintbrush.  big_smile (hand hits forehead)

Oct 31 13 03:19 pm Link

Photographer

Motordrive Photography

Posts: 3068

Lodi, California, US

curves, solid color fills and many other things haven't changed much in 15 years.

you can still use channels to make an alpha channel, solid color fill layer set to
color and a curves or hue/sat layer to get  where you want. thats been the
basic method since adjustment layers came to be.

Oct 31 13 03:34 pm Link

Photographer

Laurence Moan

Posts: 7779

Huntington Beach, California, US

the brackets keys [ is smaller   ] is larger

Oct 31 13 03:34 pm Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

A Visual Haiku wrote:
What I have seen is the hue/saturation, masking thing, and they seem great, but they don't translate to my version (or let's face it, they might, although I can't translate them).

Select the sweater (the wand might or might not do ... can't tell without seeing your image), open a hue/sat adjustment layer (surely PS 5.0 has that!). The selection will automatically create a layer mask. Then adjust the hue slider. You might need to clean up a few spots around the edges of the mask. That should be the only time you need a brush.

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/9531/rxx9.jpg

Oct 31 13 03:50 pm Link

Photographer

jimmi L

Posts: 557

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, US

Thanks to all. Through a combination of everyone's suggestions (and a bit of obscenity thrown the way of my laptop), success! Well, IMHO, at least.

I wanted a somewhat cross-processed look for the image. Don't know how close I came to that, but I liked the way came out anyway.

Thanks again to all...

smile

Oct 31 13 04:01 pm Link