Use an Adjustment Layer to easily change a color in your photo, and then quickly change it back if things don’t work out.

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  1. Sarah 12 June, 2008 at 22:29 Reply

    I watched this, and started to edit an old photo of myself, just as an experimental piece. I wanted to change my eye to red, and my skin to a greyish color, basically transforming myself into a demon. I changed the eyes, and then I froze, unsure how to do a different color change for a different part. So I just made a new layer, just like the first.. And it worked wonderfully. My photo, as we speak, has red eyes, and the skin is being transformed. I may even change my teeth into a yellowish color.. (Gross, I know..) Thanks for the wonderful tips!

  2. Sarah 12 June, 2008 at 22:32 Reply

    Also, insteand of using a paintbrush, or even the lasso tool, to fill in the areas with the new color, you could simply use the magic wand tool, select that area, and press Alt+Backspace (A trick I learned in the “Wall of Text” tutorial, the first I watched), and, viola! That area is simply and easily filled.

    By the way, I only just started with photoshop 2 or maybe 3 days ago, and I’ve already learned all of this from your tutorials, and from improvising material from one, and applying it to another lesson. Thank you so much!

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