Simple colour replacement tip to bring out a stock product

10 April 2014


digitally replacing colour to enhance photo

digital editing replacing colour to enhance photo

replacing colour to enhance photo

replacing colour to enhance photo

Digital photo editing to enhance products is commonly used to increase sales. Here is a simple tip on bringing out a stock product during the photo retouching process. Recently I received a batch of furniture stock photos to retouch. The client mentioned that he was disappointed by how the furniture got lost in the photo, as unfortunately the wall and bed in this case were almost identical in colour. I suggested that even a subtle colour replacement retouch on the wall would help bring out the furniture. So out with the trusty pen tool, masking out the wall to create a vector mask of the furniture. Next select the colour the client has specified in the foreground colour picker, then select the wall colour using the background colour picker. Select the brush tool, drop down to the the colour replacement brush (with a tolerance of around 32) and paint over the wall. It is not a huge difference (the client wanted to keep the tones soft and pastel like), but you certainly can see the bed details far more clearly. Hopefully these simple photo retouching tips are useful to you, especially in speeding up your workflow.

Great – thanks Chris. Invoice paid. Have a good rest of the weekend and I’ll be in touch again soon. Best wishes, Jason, Director – Redmile London Ltd

Hi Chris, Thanks its all good. Please send the invoice. Warm regards Cameron Sinclair, Director – Carter Sinclair Australia

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