Hello to everyone out there! Hope you are enjoying your September so far! This year is flying by so fast. This is Jenn, jk703, here to bring you a pretty fun way to recolor things easily! Yes, an EASY recoloring tutorial! (I like easy, especially with lots of pictures!)
I’m used Renne’s Hello Fall kit for my images and tutorial. I’ve also used a Scrapping with Liz template, September in Review. Renee’s kit is an absolute must have kit for fall, yet very versatile for other moments throughout the year. My layout is actually for spring – or almost spring, lol! Here it is:
Here is my current layers palette. I have the blue set of leaves open, and will change it’s color! I’m secretly a magician… not! lol! 🙂
Here is the menu bar of available options when I chose the Color Replacement Tool.
My brush is on the harder side, and at a size of 253. This can be changed to see what works with whatever item you are recoloring.
Color is the most basic choice for Mode – that is what we will use. Strongest color change. Hue can be used as well, but the effect is a little more subtle. Saturation can be used if you want to change the color to gray.
One of the most important parts of the menu bar is the Limits. Contiguous will replaces the color of nearby pixels that have the sampled foreground color. Discontiguous will replace the color of the pixels containing the sampled color, whether or not they’re nearby. Choose Contiguous.
Tolerance is important for the range of spectrum the color will encompass. A higher number means a larger color sample, while a lower number means the range is smaller and closer to the foreground color. I usually use between 25% and 40%, depending on the element, shadows and lighting.
Thank you for visiting and hopefully learning a new technique. We would love to see what you recolored on your layouts!
Jenn Marione | jk703