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Using Luminar’s color tool and masking to quickly change the background color of a photo.
Selecting a background color for a portrait isn’t always easy. Sometimes you don’t have a choice and are forced to use what’s on hand. In cases like there, here's how to use Luminar’s Color tool to target a specific color enabling you to change it.
Step 1: Change the color of the background by selecting the Color tool.
Select red (the background color) and adjust the Hue Shift until you get the desired color you want. Notice how it also changes the color of the subject’s skin. Don’t worry, we will address this next.
Step 2: Apply a tool mask to remove the effect on the subject. Select brush from the dropdown menu.
Change the mask settings to Erase and set the opacity to 100 percent.
Mask out the effect on the subject. Use the left and right bracket keys to adjust the size of the brush. Use keyboard shortcut X to switch between Paint and Erase.
Click the Done button to apply the mask.
How simple was that! By targeting a selective color, we were able to change it. This tool is also useful when you want to make selective colors more vibrant or to tone them down.
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