On this extensive video, portrait photographer Nathaniel Dodson (from the website tutvid) shows a quick and dirty way to change the color of an image and looks at a more flexible and advanced ways to change and create color in Photoshop in general.
This is a very extensive tutorial which is divided into different sections which Dodson summarize as follows:
- 01:27 – Get right to the tutorial (skip the intro banter)
- 02:07 – Creating and refining a selection
- 04:48 – The “basic” background color change
- 07:28 – The full Photoshop Retouching Course link
- 07:49 – Tweaking the “basic” color change and trying different blend modes
- 09:25 – Correcting a color fringe/reflection with masks and Hue/Saturation
- 11:15 – The ADVANCED technique starts here (explanation of LAB color)
- 13:17 – Gathering data and displaying in our Info panel
- 14:54 – Adding the first Adjustment Layer
- 15:17 – Building and matching the yellow color
- 18:26 – Masking the effect into just the background
- 19:06 – Building and matching the red color (more difficult!)
- 21:38 – Examining some issues with the red color and tweaking the Curve
- 22:31 – Splitting the color in the background. (Half red, half yellow!)
- 24:01 – Checking the color and tweaking the red a little more
- 24:52 – Explanation of why we worked in RGB and not LAB
- 25:57 – Wrapping it up!
This is by far not the first time we take a look at working and changing background colors in Photoshop – you can also check out “How to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop” and on “How to Select and Change Colors in Photoshop” as well as “LensVid Editing Tip: Replacing Color of an Object in Photoshop“. If you are interested in working with colors be sure to check out this page on LensVid.