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Photoshop Colour Replacement Tool paints with transparency. Why?

Photoshop CS3

8:46 pm on Feb 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I've got a very weird problem. I need to replace colour of a simple object in Photoshop.

I go to Brushes -> Colour Replacement Tool
set the Limits and Tolerance, select the new colour but when I start painting the new colour over the old one, it behaves very strangely.

Firstly, it paints with a semi-transparent colour. It is approximately 50% opacity.

Secondly, it only allows me to select a colour similar to the old colour. For example, if my object is green and I want to replace the colour with red - nah, it won't do it. Only other shades of green but no new colours.

All I want to do is replace green with red.

9:08 pm on Feb 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

You tried the layer colour replacement tool?

Image > Adjustments > Replace Color

There you should be able to select current and replacement colours I think...
9:16 pm on Feb 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Thank you for the suggestion. I just tried that. At first it looks like it should work but it doesn't. When I select bright red from the swatch popup, it changes the object from green to light grey. In other words it produces an identical effect as if I had set Lightness to +100
10:09 am on Feb 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Hmn. Do you have any layers or transparency/blend effects happening inside the PSD? Sounds like it could be picking from a range that's not visible...

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