How To Select and Change Colors In Photoshop

In this video tutorial, I will walk you through three methods that allow you to select and change colors in Photoshop.

When editing images, there will likely be a time that you’ll need to change the colors of an object in the image.

Maybe someone is wearing the color shirt, or you would like to see what your car would look like in a different color.

Whatever the reason, you’ll need to know how to change colors in Photoshop.

Luckily, this process is not very difficult as long as you have a good image to work with. 

1. Color Replacement Tool

In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll learn all about the Color Replacement Tool (nested under the Brush Tool); the Color Replacement tool allows you to easily change the color of an object in a photo without a lot of trouble or hassle. 

The Color Replacement Tool, however, is not the most professional tool that you can use in Photoshop to change colors since it is a destructive tool.

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But it works well for simple projects, and it’s an easy tool to use and understand. It’s definitely worth giving it a try before moving on to more advanced and time-consuming methods if you are a beginner.

2. Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer

You can use the Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer to change the color of an object by first making a mask around the object. Then click on the colorize checkbox and adjust the hue.

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3. Hue/Saturation (On-image Adjustment Tool)

You can select the On-image adjustment tool in the Properties panel and click a color in the image.

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Drag left or right in the image to decrease or increase the color range saturation, including the pixel you clicked. Hold Ctrl (Mac: command) to change hue.

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Randy Arnold

Jesus, Love the tutorials. I was working yesterday with the PhotoShop 15.5 using Text and went to my Blending Options and noticed the new and improved Stroke was not there. Did they forget this or did they hide it somewhere else and my old eyes can’t spot it.

Randy Arnold

Thanks, Jesus, I found the fx before I saw the comments. As for Blending Options we are both right. Right click the layer and at the top the first item is Blending Options and when you select it the Dialogue box says Layer Styles but once again inside the box is Blending Options. Thanks again for taking the time to answer this personally.

Lou Mareno

That was a very kool tutorial,Thank You


Watching a lot of your video tutorials. Excellent confidence builders, feeling like a pro.
Thanks Jesus.


Great tutorial! Can I ask you how you made the before & after slider on he bottom of the page?


Thank you!


Waw! Your tutorial made my day. My English is not the best but i worked with a translator and understood everything!

ThAnk you very much!


I came across your tutorials for the first time yesterday. They are excellent, easy to understand, and you get right to the point. Thank you for making it easier for some of us!!!


Hi I am at work and need to change the color of a chair to a material we have in our system. I have a photo of the color needed to change to but I am unsure how to change it.

Rajon Poddar

Great tutorial, I will be able to change the colour of my own photos or my e-commerce product photos.