In this Adobe Photoshop CS3 tutorial, learn how a color in an image can be changed easily with the fill command.
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A great way to change a color of part of an image is by using the Fill command. The first thing you want to do is make sure that you’ve set the foreground color to the color that you want to apply for the fill.
So go ahead and click for you Foreground color, chose the color that you want and then click OK. Okay, next thing is as you want to select the part that you want to change. So I’m going to go ahead and I am going to change the very center of my flower. Now you can use the Marquee, the Lasso Tool or the Quick Selection Tool. I am going to ahead and use the Magnetic Lasso Tool. I am going to zoom up so I can see it; make my selection and I don’t need to be real precise here because I’m going to go ahead and change it if needed. Now you really just wan to get the outline right now. So I can go ahead and go up to Edit and then go to Fill.
Now I could choose to use the Foreground Color. I can also choose to use the Background Color, a different Color, Pattern, something from my History, Black, 50% Gray or White. I am going to actually go to Color and I can actually pick a new color here and I’ve changed my mind, I think I’m just going to use a black. Okay.
Now we could also choose a Pattern here, this is where we would change the pattern. Now Blending, you have all your Normal Blending modes that you could choose from if you’d like to use one of those.
You can also change the Opacity, so if you’d like to keep it partially transparent, you could do so. I’m going to go ahead and mine is going to be very light fill because I want it to be transparent. So I get a little bit of the brown coming through. So I am going to go ahead and click OK. And it’s hard to see because I did set it to be transparent but I do have a little bit of the fill here, you could see a black phase, so what it did is it got my—the middle of my flower a little bit darker in filling it. I of course could do something more dramatic if I like and I could go ahead and I could change something totally outrageous here. 100% so it’s going to be solid color, click OK and I’ve totally changed it to fill just part of my image with a different color.