How to recolor your prints in Adobe Photoshop

Even if you are a total novice in the design software applications, I assure you that with these actions, you will have the ability to develop beautiful colorways for your style prints. Easy-peasy.

Are you seeking to upgrade that best-seller print to a kickass return this season? Or you simply purchased a brand-new artwork from the print shop and wish to match your collection? Maybe you are just curious and want to evaluate out a brand-new colorway for your selected print?

If your answer is yes on at least one above question, then it is your lucky day: you have actually come to the right place.

Step 1 - Open Photoshop

You will need Adobe Photoshop installed. For vector prints, you can recolor artwork straight in Adobe Illustrator. Still, today I'm going to show you a straightforward way to adjust the color of any image using Photoshop.

Step 2 - Use Hue/Saturation tool

There are lots of methods to recolor artwork in Photoshop. I'm going to reveal you among them, the Hue/Saturation tool. This tool permits you to change the colors, saturation, and lightness of your print.

Replicate the first print file to prevent long-term modifications in the initial print. Open the duplicated information in Photoshop and do the following:

Choose Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation, or open an existing Hue/Saturation adjustment layer.

Hue: drag right or left to adjust the hues.

: drag right to increase the amount of colors and left to turn it back to greyscale (less color).

Lightness: drag right to add whites to the image and drag left to add black.

To learn more, check this fantastic tutorial on how to use Hue/Saturation in Photoshop

Step 3 - Create your own color palette

Pull a color palette from your personal photographs

If you like fun and easy stuff, you will, for sure, find them here. Besides, you will come up with a very unique color palette.  And uniqueness is one of the most essential things in our everyday life, right?

Go to Adobe Color and click on the menu Extract Theme. Then drag and drop your chosen photograph. It will immediately come up with a color palette. If you would like to change the color harmony, you can do it with the Color Mood option. It is on the left side.

Create a color palette from one main color

Let me admit you, this my favorite one and I use it most of the time. Do you wonder why? Well, I often have one color that I just can't stop thinking about.

So, if you are like me, obsessed with one specific color every time and want to see what are its best matches, simply copy the hex code to Adobe Color and see the colors that it comes up with. Pretty simple, right?

Step 4 - Search for color trends and inspiration

Design Seeds

Design Seeds is an online community for color inspiration, there are also beautiful palettes. Enjoy it!

More Color, Please!

This is a Pinterest board where I regularly save my favorite color mood boards and color trends. If you do not use Pinterest yet, start now as you will be amazed at how simple and easy it is for use.

5. Designer Inspo ❤

And last but not least, see how fashion designer Alexis from Lexbreezy Hawaii created fabulous colorways for the plumeria print I exclusively designed. As Coco Chanel once said: "beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself".


Hey, do you enjoy recoloring your prints? What's your process?

Write in the comments below 👇🏽

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