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How To Change The Color Of A Shirt In Photoshop

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How To Change The Color Of A Shirt In Photoshop

How To Change The Color Of A Shirt In Photoshop

If you are someone that is getting into photo editing and using the Photoshop application, you might be left wondering how to do certain things to your images.

One of the most common things that people do in photoshop is change the color of things in the photo, but how do you do that?

If you are looking to change the color of a shirt in Photoshop, then there are a few things that you will need to know in order to get started.

This is a simple task once you get the hang of things, but learning how to do it properly is really important if you don’t want your photo to look odd.

In this article, we are going to tell you everything that you need to know about how you can change the color of a shirt in Photoshop.

In order to help you to do this, we are going to provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to change the color of a shirt while using this application. Just keep reading to find out more.

How To Change The Color Of A Shirt In Photoshop

If you have been trying to figure out how to change the color of a shirt in Photoshop, then you have come to the right place.

We are going to tell you exactly how to do this in this article, so you can start editing your photo the way that you want to.

Step One – Open Photoshop

The first thing that you will need to do is to open the Photoshop application by clicking on the Photoshop icon. Once you have loaded up the software, it is time to get started.

Step Two – Create A New Document

Now that you have Photoshop open and ready to go, you will need to create a new document. To do this, you will need to click on ‘file’, which you can find in the top left corner of the screen.

You will then need to click ‘new’ from the options provided, and a pop up window should appear. 

You can then go ahead and name the file, and adjust the width and the height in pixels. The last thing that you need to do for this step is to select a suitable resolution of the screen.

Step Three – Open Your Image

Next, you will need to open the image that you want to edit by dragging it into the Photoshop software or going to ‘file’, ‘open’, and selecting the correct file. 

Step Four – Changing The Color

Now, you will need to click on the ‘select’ option that is provided at the top of the screen in the taskbar. Once you have done this, click on ‘color range’.

A pop up window will appear, and this allows you to select the colors in your image using an eyedropper tool.

You will also need to select the fuzziness level, which tells the software more about how closely it needs to match the color.

The greater the level, the more it will pick up different shades of the color. 

You should select a suitable range of fuzziness levels, but keep in mind that the more fuzziness that you select, the more that the eyedropper is likely to pick up unwanted areas that you don’t want.

You will be able to see three types of eye droppers.

The one with the plus sign allows you to select multiple colors, the one with the minus sign allows you to remove the colors, and the one with no symbol will only select one color at a time.

Step Six – Selecting The Eyedropper Tool

The eyedropper tool that is best to use in this situation is the one with the plus sign. You will need to select it while holding down the shift key.

When you do this, you will be able to select multiple colors at once. 

Lighting and shadows in the photo can lead to different shades of any shirt color, which is why this is the best tool to use.

You will be able to select the entire shirt, and you can see what you have selected in the preview screen. Once you have finished the selecting process, you will need to press ‘ok’ to complete and apply the action. 

Step 7 – Using The Two Tone Circle

The next thing that you need to do is to click on the two-tone circle, which reads ‘create new fill or adjustment layer’. Hold down the shift key and click on the two-tone circle.

Now, select ‘hue and saturation’ from the dialog box while holding down the shift key. 

A new dialog window will appear, and you can either rename the layer as ‘shirt;’ or leave it as default. Now, press ‘ok’ once you have named your new layer.

A color window will then appear, and you should tick the ‘mark the colorize’ option in the window.

Now, select the suitable requirement of ‘hue’, ‘saturation’, and ‘lightness’ to suit your image. The final image will appear.

Step Eight – Making Additional Changes

You can further change the color of the shirt and create more images simply by right-clicking on the ‘hue/saturation’ layer and duplicating it.

After you have done this, you can adjust the colors by clicking on the layer thumbnail.

You should always remember to hide the other ‘hue/saturation’ layers by clicking on the eye icon.

Once you have created all of the color layers, you can switch between different color images by hiding and unhiding different layers.


Now you know everything there is to know about changing the color of a shirt in Photoshop. You can edit the entire image using this software, and it is really easy to do once you have all the right steps that you need.

You can even record the steps that you have used to change the image and apply it to other images that aren’t so different if you want to save time and get it all done at once.

Camden Taylor

Author Camden Taylor

Camden is ARTURTH's Chief Editor, Senior Graphic Designer, and artist from the Pacific Northwest.

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