At present I'm trying to colourized the following product for our company website:
I'm trying to colorize the product to the following blue colour:
I am very new to Photoshop and I'm learning a lot. I've tried a fair few things and read a few articles. So I've tried things like the Raw Camera, the Neural Filter, multiple adjustment and clicked colorize and finally added a solid colour layer and tried to match the colour using that. The best I have managed is:
Yes, I know it's missing it's feet and the step pads but I cut them out so that I can add them back at a later date after I mated the body of the product to the required colour successfullly.
I'm really hoping somebody out there has some hints or ideas so that I can get a closer match to the colour I require.
Thanks in advance for any help anybody might be able to offer.
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Gradient Map Adjustment Layers with Layer Masks would be one option.
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Wow that looks so impressive, well done!!!! But I'm not sure how you did it. Can you send me an article to read about gradient map adjustment layers please, so I can explore further.
Thank you for taking the time to respond to me.
A Gradient Map Adjustment Layer just uses a Gradient, you can set Color Stops and pick up Colors from the other image wherever you deem necessary; I would recommend sticking with black and white as the extremes in this case, though.
Cool. I get how you can add the new layer but not how I set colour stops or pick up colours from the other image. I found the colour picker tool but how do I apply the colour I've picked to my gradient layer. I really do appreciate your help. I am very excited that you have found a soloution to my problem.
Double click the gradient bar in the Properties Panel and click below the lower side of the gradient to add a color stop, double click it to raise the Color Picker or cmd-click in the other image.
I'm frustrated as I feel I'm so close but haven't quite grasped it. When you initially click on the Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient map what options do you select from the dialogue box that appears?
Again thanks and regards
Just hit OK, then edit the Gradient as necessary.
That is so cool, well done. I am very impressed, thank you so much for that solution. The trick with the animated image that shows all the steps I need to take is very clever too. May I ask what app you were using to create the image to do that, is it another Adobe app that does this or is it a trade secret?
Once again thank you for your help you have made my life so much easier.
I used QuickTime Player to make a Screen Recording and then placed that in Photoshop (, reduced the framerate to save space) and exported a gif.
Cool, I presume you are using a Mac then. Is there a Windows equivalent?
Yes, I work on Mac.
I don’t know about a Windows alternative but I assume there are a few available.
Thanks, I'll have to look into it.
I think I might be a little bit stuck and I was hoping you could help again, please.
I was trying to change the following image:
However, when I attempt to add a gradient layer as you have previously described I get the following results.
I assumed it was due to the background so I attempted to remove it using that background eraser tool. But it still didn't work and I didn't know how to make the background white again. Having given it my best shot my result fell far short of a usable image.
I don't suppose you have any idea about where I'm going wrong and how I might sort the problem.
Thanks again for your support.
Oooppss!! I just reaslised that part of the problem was that I had the background set to something other than white when I applied the gradient layer. However, even having changed the background colour back to white, when I apply the gradient layer the shadows in the image change colour. So what is the best method to change the background back to white and remove the shadows.
Thanks and regards