Changing Object Colour in Lightroom


A still life image of reading glasses on a purse accompanied by a rose.

The other day I walked you through the steps of a still life image I created with a Texture in a post called Reading Glasses. Today I am going to take that image one step further and change the colour of the rose.

  • Using Lightroom, with auto mask switched on I highlighted the rose using the Local Adjustment Brush with flow and density set to 100.
  • Increased Temp to 1
  • Exposure to 0.43
  • Saturation to -47
  • With Fine Adjustment checked I used a hue of -149.8
  • Using a new adjustment brush I lowered the flow and opacity to around 69 as you could see a red tint on the cloth and purse.
  • Set Exposure to 1.87
  • With Fine Adjustment checked I changed the Hue to -139.4
  • And set saturation to -47

The Hue slider is powerful.. you don’t have to Use Fine Adjustment.. you can uncheck the box and you will find the colour changes quicker and then fine tune the colour by checking the box. I however like to keep the Fine Adjustment Box ticked as it gives you far more control.

By changing the Hue from -149.8 to -94.8 I changed the colour to a purple shade

A still life image of reading glassed on a purse accompanied by a rose.

You can also add a colour overlay to achieve a different colour using a Fine Adjustment Hue of -149.8 and a Colour of H135 S78%, I created a more teal colour for the rose.

A still life image of reading glasses on a purse accompanied by a rose.

So if you want to change colour of an object, remember you don’t have to jump into Photoshop… you can give Lightroom a whirl.. by playing around with the Hue and Colour adjustments… Remember you don’t have to use them together, you can use either of them.

By setting the Fine Adjustment to 0 which gave me back the red rose… and keeping the green Colour… the rose turned out to an pale orange colour.

A still life image of reading glasses on a purse accompanied by a rose.

By using a gradient filter to affect the whole image and the Fine Adjustment Hue set to -26.6 I changed the hue across the whole image.

A still life image of reading glasses on a purse accompanied by a rose.

Until next time… have a great week everyone xx

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