No More Careless Slips for Product Recolouring and Colour Matching

How Do I Do the Editing by Photoshop?

No More Careless Slips for Product Recolouring and Colour Matching

Expert photo editors and retoucher spent a lot of time working on spins. Spins are tasks of selecting a product, change colours or position of materials in a photo. It is a very demanding work and only seasoned photo editors can have this kind of expertise.

What I am going to describe in this article are in following categories:

Color Matching: This involves matching the colours with the actual product

Recoloring: Applying different variety of colours on the same product image

Photography considerations:

The first of this photography starts off by capturing the photo itself. It’s very crucial that you maintain the quality of images. During the photo shoot consider that images will be post-processed. To be precise capture the product photo for changing or swapping colours.

You can set up a beauty dish with diffusion over the product. It increases the visibility of the product and increases focus on the product. You can add a softbox with diffusion with your setup. Then you should suspend the product from a suspended gauge wire connected to a stand. Put the wire through the product. This will make it easy to bend and get any angle you want to shoot a photo.

The raw image is the best option for recolouring and colour matching as editing in photography. The raw image gives you complete control without losing any detail information. You can start working on the raw image using the Adobe Camera plugin for Photoshop.

How do I do the Editing?

In product photography, you always want to change the background of the photograph. Here, I am telling you the way I do my recolouring and colour matching.

I always use the pen tool to change the background. Then clean the image up by removing the defects with clone and stamp tool. Before starting to colour the image, I use the dodge and burn tool. To clean the image further t rid of extra colours using saturation.

Color Matching

colour matching & recoloring

You have to use the colour card when taking the product photo. Otherwise, colours will not come out as they are in the real product. Color matching is getting the colour of the image on the computer screen to the match the colour in real life. Since my blues cooler the product


Recoloring is much more similar work like colour matching. But has one important difference. Instead of matching colours, it changes the colour to create a different version.

There are many ways in Photoshop to go with this task. One of them is hue/saturation tool. If the image is open in RGB mode, go to the Hue/Saturation option. You can change the RGB part of the colour moving the arrow to the right and left. This will change the all the colour at once in the product. But if want to only change one colour in the product. You can use the selective colour to identify each colour.

Deowan Shimul
Shimul has a diverse set of skills. He discusses high-level strategies, business proposals and development. Synchronizing a great teamwork, he eats, drinks, lives with Photoshop. Thus, he blogs regularly about Photoshop tips and tricks.

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