We can change the colors of object in a photo in Lightroom. It’s actually quite easy and the results are very convincing. Watch the video tutorial first and use these written steps as a reference.
Go to the develop module in Lightroom.
Click on the mask button and choose brush
Usually when selecting objects, turn on auto mask
Its hard to see the red mask against a purple
To change the mask color, click the colored square in the mask panel
Choose a new color
When we are using yellow, I can easily see that the mask is missing a lot. The reason, there is texture and shadow variances in the dress.
Here is what to do when you aren’t getting a clean auto mask.
Turn off auto mask. Make sure you cover the entire object with the brush.
Now, change to Erase (or hold down alt/option)
Turn on auto mask
Paint outside the object and use auto mask on the eraser to clean up the edges
Now the entire object is properly masked
The mask only shows the selected area, it won’t appear in the image
There are 3 sliders that change the colors to anything we want.
First, use the hue in the mask settings to change the color itself to a green, or red or whatever you like
Use exposure to make the color lighter or darker
Use saturation to change the amount of color. Low saturation will give you a gray, or high saturation for a very vivid color.
If you want to change the color of an additional object, or backdrop in this case press + in the masks panel to add a second mask
Choose the brush
Because there isn’t much texture in the backdrop you can use auto mask on
With a large brush paint over the backdrop. Keep the cross hairs in the background color and the masking will be perfect. [ and ] keys change the brush size
Make the same hue saturation and exposure changes to select a new color for that background,
Here are some variations
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