6 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2013 7:33 AM by charles badland RSS

    Edges not smooth after recoloring

    RoseyMagnolias

      I am a novice in photoshop and I've been going crazy trying to accomplish what seems to be an easy process. I received an illustrator file of a logo that I'm trying to work on...it has several issues that I'm trying to fix...in photoshop because I have no idea how to use illustrator.

       

      My major issue is recoloring parts of the image while keeping the edges smooth. It's currently brown and I just need it black. I have tried the following methods:

       

      Magic wand the brown part and create a new layer via copy

         -using brush to simply paint over it

         -using paint can to fill the selection - anti aliased, I've changed the tolerance a million times

       

      Use straight paint brush to trace over it, using a soft edge brush

          -my hand isn't steady enough to do it

       

      Magic wand and create new layer then do and over lay

       

      Converting it to black and white

          -it turns gray

       

      Adjusting layer hues, contrast, etc

       

      I've googled how to soften edges and have found nothing that accomplishes the simple task of changing it to black... Please help!! :-|