How To Remove All Of One Color In Photoshop

Gaining expertise in Photoshop is more complex. The application has many functions, which might take a lot of time and effort to comprehend. If you’re a beginner, you likely have a long road ahead before fully utilizing Photoshop’s capabilities.

Traditionally, the Magic Wand tool removes all of one color in Photoshop, but it’s not as effective. For this tutorial, we will remove all one color in Photoshop using the Magic Wand and Color Range tools.

Keep reading below as we take you through more information.

Removing a Color Using the Color Range Tool

You may choose and change a subset of colors in a picture with the Color Range tool. After your selection has been defined, it only takes a few simple steps to replace or remove it. Although not the simplest function to use, it is easy, and with only a few attempts, you will understand how it operates.

For more information on how to remove all of one color in Photoshop, watch this video below:

Step 1: Load Image

  • To begin, load your image in Photoshop.
  • It is recommended to duplicate the layer once you have your image because doing so will make it simple to fix any problems. In order to choose the color more easily, it would also be a smart idea to zoom in on the precise areas of the photograph.

Step 2: Select Tool

  • After completing this, choose Color Range from the toolbar.

Step 3: Adjust Settings

  • From this point on, you may adjust a number of settings to remove a certain color successfully. Here, you should choose the eyedropper tool (the standard one) and click on the color you wish to delete.
  • The Fuzziness should then be adjusted to meet the selection accuracy. This modifies the color range and the number of certain pixels which will be deleted. Feel free to try a few different approaches; this may need some experimentation.
  • Utilizing the “localized color cluster” option is another alternative. It controls the distance between each deleted color and the sample point. This is useful when you have many items with similar colors and wish to include/exclude them from the selection. 

Step 4: Delete Color

  • After making all the necessary adjustments, press Delete to delete that particular color completely.

When you look closely, you will see that all of the shadows and gray regions have also been eliminated in addition to the simple white color. The procedure is the same whether you want to remove a color from the foreground or the background.

Replacing the Deleted Color

You can then select a different color to replace the erased one. Simply add the new color to a new layer after creating it. Your new color should seem completely unaltered if the chosen color range was successfully removed.

It’s possible that after removing a certain color, some sizable black or white regions will start to seem semi-transparent. This doesn’t imply that you did something wrong and you can quickly repair it.

  • Ctrl + Shift + I (or Command + Shift + I on a Mac) will create a new layer below the semi-transparent portions while the color range is chosen.
  • By pressing Ctrl + Shift + E (Command + Shift + E on a Mac), you may combine the layers by filling the layer with the item’s color that lost its transparency. 
  • The image will become normal again, and you may continue altering it.

Removing a Color Using the Magic Wand Tool

Here’s a brief tutorial on how to use the Magic Wand tool to attempt to erase a color. You may have different levels of success.

  • Launch Photoshop and choose the Magic Wand tool from the menu.
  • Then, click on a region of the image that has the color you wish to delete. Holding Shift while clicking on a portion will add it; holding Alt while clicking on a section will remove it.
  • The tolerance level, which is used to establish the color range relative to the selected pixels, may then need to be adjusted.
  • The picture will then be inverted by pressing Ctrl + Shift + I.
  • From here, open the Layers window, select the image layer, and then add a layer mask.

Now that the color should be gone from your image, you may add a new backdrop layer if needed.


Even if it’s not the easiest task, it is possible to remove all entries of the same color from a picture, and you can become used to these features rather quickly. Once you’ve done it a few times, it will come naturally to you, and you’ll be able to do it right away.