How To Change Color In Photoshop Elements

Photoshop Elements (different from Photoshop) provides many useful features for Digital Image Processing. Changing the designated colors in your image is one of these features. Maybe you need to change the color of your shirt or the color of a product for your work; Photoshop Elements gives you that ability. So, how exactly can you change the color in Photoshop Elements?

It is possible to change the color in Photoshop Elements by using the color replacement tool. We can use this “Replace Color” command to change the color in your image. The eyedropper tool, also known as the color picker tool, helps choose a color from existing colors in the image.

If you want to change the color in your image in Photoshop Elements, our article will guide you through each step.

Changing/Replacing Color In Photoshop Elements

To begin, open the image file which needs the color changing in photoshop elements. Then:

  1. Go to the  Enhance Menu.
  2. Then click on Adjust Color and select “Replace Color.” It will open up a “Replace Color” Dialogue Box. You will see that it has a lot of options.
  3. Now either choose the “Image” option or the “Selection” option. This will show you a preview of the selected image in the display.
  4. Now click on the color picker tool, which is also known as the eyedropper tool. It selects or copies the color from the area you select and saves its color for later use. In this case, we will select the color we want to change through this tool. 

After selecting the color we want to change, look at the Replace Color panel, where you will notice two changes. You will see that the two color boxes that were originally white/blank are now filled with the color that you selected. 

If you are having a hard time locating these options, the following video may help:

Another change is that the black and white rectangle will show the spots and places where the color you selected exists in white color with a black background. This shows that any changes in color will apply to that area.

Now it is time for editing in color. 

  1. You can locate the Fuzziness slider on top of the rectangle; we will use this to fine-tune the selection. 
  2. This will determine the range of the color tone. 
  3. You will see this change in the black & white rectangle, as it shows the parts of the image that will be influenced by the color change. 
  4. Proceed to the bottom of the panel and click on the “Result” color box. 
  5. This will show you the colors you can change the selected color to. 
  6. You will see the preview on the left as you choose your desired color. 
  7. Click OK on the dialogues box once you finish your color change. 


Learning to change color in Photoshop Elements can come in handy even if you are not a professional designer and just want to edit specific parts of your image for your blog or profiles. Hence, we explained in detail how you could change any color in your image to your desired color.