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Old 07-10-2013, 10:08 PM
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Recoloring a wall, maintaining realism

Hi all,

I call upon the wiser minds once again for some guidance.

A client has asked me to recolor a wall to match the color of a table cloth. It is a shade of green.

I've tried adjusting the hue using masks to no avail and I've tried a brush on low flow and opacity but, as I expected, using a brush kills the texture in the wall.

If I wanted to recolor the wall do I have to paint over it and recreate the gradients myself using curves or is there an easier workaround that I'm just not aware of? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you guys!

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Old 07-10-2013, 10:38 PM
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Re: Recoloring a wall, maintaining realism

This is how I would go about doing it. I created a new layer on top of the base layer. Then sampled the color of the table cloth. Grabbed the paint brush and painted away. Then under layer mode you choose color. Of course, in this sample the mask isnt perfect, as I did it in 5 min but you get the idea.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:59 PM
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Re: Recoloring a wall, maintaining realism

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This is how I would go about doing it. I created a new layer on top of the base layer. Then sampled the color of the table cloth. Grabbed the paint brush and painted away. Then under layer mode you choose color. Of course, in this sample the mask isnt perfect, as I did it in 5 min but you get the idea.
That works pretty well.

Thank you for the suggestion!
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:00 PM
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Re: Recoloring a wall, maintaining realism

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Old 07-10-2013, 11:12 PM
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Any idea why the color comes out so much lighter? Almost yellowish? Same thing happens to me. Any way to get a more true color representation?
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:21 PM
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Re: Recoloring a wall, maintaining realism

Use Adjustment layers to fix that issue. I would use the curves to darken and color balance adjustment layer to bring in some green. You may have to play with it a bit. Make sure these adjusment layers ONLY affect that layer in PS by masking or hitting the " Cllip" button in the properties tab.

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Old 07-10-2013, 11:29 PM
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Re: Recoloring a wall, maintaining realism

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Use Adjustment layers to fix that issue. I would use the curves to darken and color balance adjustment layer to bring in some green. You may have to play with it a bit. Make sure these adjusment layers ONLY affect that layer in PS by masking or hitting the " Cllip" button in the properties tab.
I was thinking of doing that. Just gave it another try and it gave acceptable results. Thanks again
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:30 PM
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Re: Recoloring a wall, maintaining realism

Here you go...

I used 1 adjustment layer, HS, I attached the settings.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:49 PM
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Here you go...

I used 1 adjustment layer, HS, I attached the settings.
I like this too! I feel like I lose more texture this way though.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:54 AM
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Re: Recoloring a wall, maintaining realism

Used Bretoucher's method and darkened the new color a little to closer match table cloth.
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