maurice_volaski's profile

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Wed, Jun 10, 2020 3:06 AM

Photoshop: Replacement color doesn't work

Got a PNG file with black graphic and white background and I want to replace the black with yellow and the white with purple. I am trying to use the color replacement tool. I have foreground color and set and as I drag over the image with circle and plus sign, nothing happens. I tried this in multiple versions of Photoshop and the tool just appears broken.

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1 y ago

You might be misunderstanding what this operation is supposed to do. 
And Photoshop offers several non-destructive solutions for the task, for example a Gradient Map Adjustment Layer. 

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1 y ago

Black and white are not colors, that is why Replace Color does not work in your graphic. 

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I suspect that you [Maurice] might benefit from this course: "https://members.kelbyone.com/course/mheaps-commanding-color/"

There is a promo going on that I think is still in effect this month wherein you can have the full "run" of all of the Kelby courses for a $5.00 one time month long trial.  This particular course is very well done; I learned a lot from it.

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1 y ago

Ah, that explains it. Thanks. I have another image which has some light brown color. I want to use the color replacement tool to change it to yellow, but when I do so, it replaces it with dim green instead of the specified yellow. Why?

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»Tool« has a specific meaning in Photoshop and Image > Adjustment > Replace Color doe not fit it. 
And in my opinion it is not fit for serious work anyway. 

If you want to talk about a specific image please post it (or a lores version or a pertinent section of it). 

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Maurice:  I ran your sentence "I tried this in multiple versions of Photoshop and the tool just appears broken." through a version of Google Translate that I have.

Here is what comes out of that program: "I have not read any of the numerous articles and manuals and I don't know how to use this tool"

Try this FREE tutorial from Adobe: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to/color-management-basics.html

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Looks like you guys have a bozo among you.

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Had a few over the years. The ones that didn't want to learn didn't last very long. Sold the business a while back and retired...

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@Maurice Volaski: Any success so far?

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Replacement color doesn't work because it doesn't cover the entire color model, hue, saturation and brightness at once (not sure why this tool even exists in that form). I used masking. Take the original layer and duplicate it. Select the color to be replaced with the magic wand. Now make a mask of that layer. Then just paint away in the new color.