Image of wood, want to keep grain visible and the same, just want to change colour ??

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by a_newsreader, Aug 3, 2005.

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    a_newsreader Guest

    Please help,

    We are a door manufacturing company and we have some pictures of doors
    in our catalogue which aren't like the reality.

    For example, we have a range of around 5 doors where they should all be
    the same colour, yet only one of them is correct in terms of reality,
    the others are not.

    So when we show our customers the catalogues of the doors, we need to
    keep explaining that all the doors are the same colour as door number
    C01 (for example).

    The design and grain on the doors is correct, but the colour of them

    We can't afford to have photography done, and we know it's very simple
    to do in Photoshop.

    The question of course is how ??!!

    Thanks for any help anyone can give.
    a_newsreader, Aug 3, 2005
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    Björn Hein Guest

    There's indeed a possibility to do this. Though I'm using the German Version
    of PS CS I'm trying to explain how. In the Picture-Menu there must be
    somthing like "fit in". It's there in the menu, where you can choose for
    example the brightness and the contrast. Here you can find a option "Same
    color" or something like that. This should solve the problem if you choose
    the right options (help file is help-fully ;-)
    But this options ist existing only in the CS and the CS2-version.

    Björn Hein, Aug 3, 2005
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    a_newsreader Guest

    Hi Bjorn,

    I'm on Photoshop 6.0. Would it be in my version ?? I don't know of a
    Picture menu nor of a 'fit-in' option.

    What I am playing around with is adding a new adjustment layer and
    using "Selective Colour". That seems to be the best for me dso far.
    a_newsreader, Aug 3, 2005
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    edjh Guest

    Photoshop has lots of tools to tweak color with. I think a Curves
    adjustment may be what you need. Do it as an Adjustment Layer so it will
    be more editable.
    edjh, Aug 3, 2005
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    tacit Guest

    You can choose the correct color as your foreground color, then use the
    Paintbrush in Color mode or use the Edit->Fill command in Color mode.

    You may also be able to change the color using the Image->Adjust->Curves
    or Image->Adjust->Hue and Saturation commands.
    tacit, Aug 3, 2005
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    Bill Hilton Guest

    The design and grain on the doors is correct, but the colour of them
    Here are two ways of doing this ... I'm pretty sure these are unchanged
    from Version 6.

    1) Select the layer with the door on it and do Image / Adjustments /
    Replace Color. In the dialog box you can select a 'fuzziness' so start
    with the default and click with the eye dropper on the image to select
    a color. If you get too much reduce fuzziness, if too little increase
    fuzziness (maybe read up in Help on 'Replace Color' for the other

    Once you have the colors selected then move the Hue, Saturation and
    Lightness sliders to change the colors.

    One disadvantage of this method is that it's harder to make small
    changes later so method 2 is similar but more complicated and flexible

    2) Start over ... do Select / Color Range, which will give you a
    selection based on color, using the now-familiar fuzziness slider ...
    once the selection looks good click OK. Now make an adjustment layer
    of type Hue/Sat (Layer / New Adjustment Layer /Hue Sat if you don't
    know how to use the icons at the bottom of the layer palette). Now
    adjust the hue, sat and lightness to get the right color. You're
    basically doing the same thing as with Replace Color except it's split
    into two steps and you can re-edit and fine tune the adjustment layer
    as often as needed, so method 2 is more flexible.

    Bill Hilton, Aug 3, 2005
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    Hunt Guest

    And, if you set the Mode to Color (Drop-down at the top of the palette) in the
    Adjustment Layer, other aspects of the correction will be held safe.

    Hunt, Aug 3, 2005
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    Mike Russell Guest

    Good suggestions from Bill Hilton, Tacit, and others on how to do this in

    If you will be doing this very often, you may want to check out
    Curvemeister's color pinning feature. You can create a color pin for each
    wood type that you need, and drag it onto the color that you want to change.
    There are a couple of pins included with the demo version for various wood
    Mike Russell, Aug 3, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    I'm a photographer. I need some new doors, but I can't afford them.
    Maybe you'd like to come along and fit them for free?

    Presumably, someone did the photography in the first place? And who
    holds the copyright?

    And you're a commercial organisation, presumably in the business to
    make a profit - so why should you assume that people should help you
    for free?

    I don't mind helping individuals, but I'm damned if I'm going to help
    do another photographer out of work.


    Hecate - The Real One

    Fashion: Buying things you don't need, with money
    you don't have, to impress people you don't like...
    Hecate, Aug 3, 2005
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    johnboy Guest

    Tell the lazy butthead photographer to get with the lazy jerk who makes the
    things and create a true product represention. It ain't your problem. If you
    want to make it your problem, then multiply your fee by 400%. Others will
    chime in with the How To.
    johnboy, Aug 4, 2005
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    Larry Linson Guest

    at wrote on 08/03/2005 3:03

    Then hire someone to do it for you.

    You do make a profit on your doors, right?
    Larry Linson, Aug 4, 2005
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    a_newsreader Guest

    I guess one will always attract these types of 'clever' responses.

    Erm, we aren't asking for FREE photographs, besides, they were taken
    abroad and all we have are the photoshop files (which we own - if
    that's okay with the police).
    a_newsreader, Aug 5, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    No, it's not clever - nor is trying to get free work done because
    you're incapable of doing professional work. If you want it to look
    professional, hire a professional - I assume you don't give doors away
    to DIY people who can't make their own?


    Hecate - The Real One

    Fashion: Buying things you don't need, with money
    you don't have, to impress people you don't like...
    Hecate, Aug 6, 2005
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    johnboy Guest

    So have them FIXED abroad.
    johnboy, Aug 6, 2005
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    Larry Linson Guest

    at wrote on 08/05/2005 3:50

    Good, then hire a professional to fix your "professional" photos, Dufus.
    Larry Linson, Aug 6, 2005
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    a_newsreader Guest

    You're an arsehole. And a very thick one at that..
    a_newsreader, Aug 6, 2005
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    a_newsreader Guest

    Which is what I'm trying to do.......sheesh.
    a_newsreader, Aug 6, 2005
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    a_newsreader Guest

    Are you related to Hecate ??
    a_newsreader, Aug 6, 2005
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    Bill Hilton Guest

    You're an arsehole. And a very thick one at that.

    If you post a question on a NG and get 10 answers you'll usually find
    two of them are good answers, six are repeats of the two good answers
    and two will attack you in some way for even trying to post such a
    dumbass, stupid question (regardless of what the question was).

    The secret to happiness when posting questions is to learn from the two
    good answers and ignore the rest :) Don't let it get to you man ...
    Bill Hilton, Aug 6, 2005
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    Larry Linson Guest

    at wrote on 08/06/2005 2:08

    No that is not what you were trying to do, you were attempting to get free
    info so that you could fix the photos yourself.

    Hire someone that is a professional to fix your bad photos.
    Larry Linson, Aug 6, 2005
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