Change the Color of a Flower (or Anything) in Photoshop

Steps to Re-create

This tutorial demonstrates one way you can go about changing the color of an object in Photoshop. It’s usually important to make a good selection and then you can use Hue/Saturation and Color Balance adjustment layers to adjust colors.

  1. Make a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and switch the dropdown that says “Master” to Yellows.
  2. Punch in the values Hue -47, Sat 4, Lightness 31
  3. Select your background layer
  4. From the top menu go to Select > Color Range and tap somewhere on the outer part of the flower petals.
  5. Adjust the Fuziness slider until you have what you want to, in this case, change the color of showing in white and hit ok.
  6. Add a Color Balance adjustment layer and try these values.
    1. Midtones – 10, 17, 23
    2. Highlights – 12, 34, 50
    3. Shadows – 34, 59, 50
  7. To add a vignette first make a Curves adjustment layer and drag down a little bit in the histogram.
  8. Drag a circular marquee around the flower and then with the curves mask selected fill the circle with black.
  9. With the curves layer selected in the top menu select Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and use a value that will remove the hard edge from the masking.
  10. Make two Stamp Visible layers (Ctrl/Cmd + Alt/Opt + Shift + E) and name them Low and High.
  11. Select the Low layer and in the top menu select Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and use a value that will somewhat maintain the edges but mostly blur out texture.
  12. Select High layer now and from the top menu select Image > Apply Image
  13. Within the Apply Image dialog make sure Low is selected for the Layer, check Invert, change Blending to Add and use a scale of 2 and an Offset of 0.
  14. Change the Blending mode of the High layer to Vivid Light.


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