You aren't doing anything wrong. The color replacement tool doesn't work like a normal brush. If you have a very light hued color that you're replacing, the replacement hue will change but the color won't be stronger. This tool is pretty broken in PSE 7, unfortunately, but there are plenty of other ways.
You can use Replace Color, the smart brush, a hue/saturation adjustment layer, etc.
I have photoshop elements 7 for windows 7 64-bit
I had the same problem that i am trying to replace a green in a logo with black but it gives me gray instead. Barbara B: could you please explain how to use "replace color" as you have referenced? that sounds to me like the same as the failed color replacement tool but is it something different?
I tried to use the smart brush-lipstick tool but that didn't work.
please help? Thank you!
> Barbara B: could you please explain how to use "replace color" as you have referenced?
Not sure I understand. My suggestion was to use another way, like a targeted hue/saturation adjustment layer (select what you want, new hue/sat layer, change the sliders). Color replacement tool has been broken for several versions, but Adobe doesn't seem to care much, and I can kind of understand that, since there are so many other ways to do it.