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HOW TO REPLACE + CHANGE COLORS IN PHOTOS WITHOUT PHOTOSHOP

If you use stock photos, or even if you take them yourself, I’m sure you’ve been heartbroken over beautiful photos that just don’t match your branding. Even if the tone is slightly off or one color is too overpowering, it can throw the whole image off.

Today I’m going to walk you through my trick for easily and quickly changing the colors in an image to match your scheme!

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CHANGING THE COLOR OF ELEMENTS IN PHOTOS

1. Go to Pixlr.com/e/ and upload your photo.

2. Select the brush with the arrow. This is color replace tool.

3. Select the color you want to change your object to by clicking the circle at the bottom of the toolbar. 

4. Paint over the object to change it’s color!

5. You will likely have to play with the settings on the top bar. Adjust brush size, opacity, and tolerance. Tolerance controls how much of the color to change – so if there are a lot of similar shades near each other and you only want to change one, you’ll need a lower tolerance to only change the color you want – and if you wanted to change them all, set your tolerance higher!

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CHANGING THE COLOR OF SOLID OBJECTS

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1. Go to Pixlr.com/e/ and upload your photo.

2. Select the paint bucket FILL tool + then select the color you want to change your object to by clicking the circle at the bottom of the toolbar. 

4. Click the object to change it’s color!

5. If the bucket fills too much or too little of your object, undo your change + adjust the Tolerance setting (in the top bar beside the paintbucket icon). Higher tolerance will color MORE of your object. Lower tolerance will color LESS of your object. 

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That’s it!

Even though Pixlr has it’s flaws, it’s still my preferred way to color my photos most of the time. I love that I don’t have to load up Photoshop – I can quickly and easily make modifications in my browser so I can get right back to work! I hope you found this helpful. Stay tuned for more editing, business, and photo turorials every Monday. 

HAPPY EDITING! xx

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  1. Thanks. I was looking for a step by step guide on how to do this!

    ~Arushi

  2. B. Lodermeier says:

    I find all these tools to change color on a dress, and paint brush and erase not very good.
    And really frustrating to try to use these tools. Surely there has to be an easier way to do this!

    • meghan says:

      These tools definitely have a bit of a learning curve but once you play around, you’ll find they’re quite easy to use! There is an easier way, but unfortunately the truly easy ways are often in programs you have to pay for. It’s super simple to do this with Photoshop or Procreate, but you have to pay for both of those programs. If we want to do things for free, we often have to take the long way around! Thanks for reading + I’ll keep my eye out for more free solutions that might be simpler 🧡

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