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Old 08-25-2012, 04:43 AM
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Replace color misses highlights

I just tried to replace the color of a red car to make it a pale yellow. I did the normal lasso selection of the car, used the eyedropper to select additional various shades of red. I included the highlights when I made the selection and it appeared that the selection image showed that the highlights were included. However, the highlights are stubbornly clinging to the pale pink highlights of the original color even though the rest of the color change was successful. How do you include highlights when doing a 'replace color'. By the way, I had initially changed the car color from red to a neutral gray and the highlights were changed correctly. It's a bit of a mystery.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:27 AM
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Re: Replace color misses highlights

well you did replace the 'color' but since there was no darkness to the color it still appears white.

try using a selective color adjustment layer instead or recovering highlights in camera raw or a levels adjustment layer that darkens the highlights might be all you need...

good luck!
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