4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 9, 2018 10:21 AM by norman.sanders

    Changing color

    gtsolid Level 1


      I have a black text to be converted in red. Obviously is not editable, it's a jpeg from the web.

      Using Color replacement tool i can't modify anything, what can i do?

        • 1. Re: Changing color
          Ged Traynor Adobe Community Professional

          You could use the Color Range to select the black, hit CTRL + J to copy that to a new layer, then CTRL click on the layers thumbnail to make it active then hit Shift + Backspace to bring up the Fill dialog box, select Color from the Contents drop down menu and then just select the red colour you want from the Color Picker





          • 2. Re: Changing color
            mark@headTrix Adobe Community Professional

            You can try using the magic wand to select the text


            Screen Shot 2018-03-09 at 9.49.04 AM.png

            Then you can select HUE/SATURATION Adjustment Layer which will also add a mask

            Screen Shot 2018-03-09 at 9.49.16 AM.png

            Then you can CLICK the "Colorize" checkbox, lower the lightness slider, increase the saturation slider a bit, and change the Hue slider to change to your desired color.


            Screen Shot 2018-03-09 at 9.50.45 AM.png

            Hope this helps!



            • 3. Re: Changing color
              dannyg34842029 Level 1

              Ideally for a finished product you'd want to obtain the typeface and re-type the text, but a "quick and dirty" way to do this is make the text into a layer mask. (*this only works if you have the black text on a white background in your jpeg)


              • First, copy the layer with the text into your clipboard (cmd/ctrl + A, cmd/ctrl + C)



              • Create a new layer and with it selected, click on the layer mask button. (The white rectangle with the black dot inside, to the right of 'fx')

              Screen Shot 2018-03-09 at 12.44.06 PM.png


              Option/alt + click on the layer mask:

              (the white box that appeared next to your new layer thumbnail)

              • Paste your image into the mask (cmd/ctrl + V)

              • Invert it (cmd/ctrl + i ) [This tells the mask to *show* the text, and *hide* the white background]

              • Exit the mask and select the actual layer, and fill the layer with whatever color you want the text to be



              This also works to knock the text out to become an image:


              Good luck

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              • 4. Re: Changing color
                norman.sanders Adobe Community Professional & MVP


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