You can change the color of any object in Photoshop by creating a hue/saturation adjustment layer, and using the sliders and the eyedropper tool (here’s a one-minute tutorial on the same). However, when the object is white, a hue/saturation adjustment layer doesn’t convert it realistically no matter how high you turn up the saturation.
In this handy tutorial, Photoshop instructor Unmesh Dinda from PiXimperfect shows you how to use blend-if, adjustment layers, and blend modes to change white into any other color realistically, even black.
Unmesh uses solid color fill layers and multiply blend mode to project the desired color on the white object. He then uses curves and blend-if to add dimension and depth to make the object look natural and realistic. Watch below.
00:25 – Changing the color of a non-white object
01:12 – Problems with changing white to any other color
01:44 – Making a selection of the white object
02:42 – Converting white to a bright color
05:38 – Converting white to a dark color
Download sample image shown in video.
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