How to Replace Colors in an Image: The Ultimate Guide

Replacing colors in an image can be an arduous task if you don't know where to start or how to go about it. On the other hand, there are endless possibilities for what an image can be. You can brighten, whiten, darken, or even completely change the state of an image. Perhaps it doesn't have to be as mindboggling as you think if you know where to start and how to go about it.

There are various software that are available online to help you replace color in images and without which it would be impossible to do so. Thanks to technological advancement, replacing colors in an image is a task you can perform with the touch of a button.

It is therefore interesting to know that when a certain color in your image doesn't make you happy, you don't have to hate the whole image. Instead, you can change the colors that you don't like.

Why might you want to replace colors in an image?

Replacing colors in an image is an act which changes the state of an image into something different or alters the light that an image reflects. Whether you are whitening, blackening, darkening or lightening the color of an image, you are changing an image from a given state to a different state.

Photography presents a whole new way to tell stories through images and, as a result, there are different colors for different stories. There are certain colors that tell a warm and sunny story, while others tell a somber story. Conjuring these colors to tell a story is an art which requires replacing colors in images depending on the story being told.

There are many reasons as to why you should want to change or replace colors in an image. A certain color of your image can be distracting and make you hate your image. An idea of how the whole image can be if certain colors could be changed may inspire you to try a change here or there.

How to replace colors in an image

There are several steps involved when it comes to replacing colors in an image using Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

  1. Open the using Corel PHOTO-PAINT
  2. Go to "Edit" or "Find and Replace objects": this will in turn open the "Replace" wizard dialog box for more options
  3. Select "Replace a color" in the "Replace wizard" dialog box and click next
  4. Choose the color which you want to change and change it and then click the drop-down menu on the "Find Color" panel
  5. The next step is to select the "Eyedropper" tool which is found near the bottom of the color palette panel
  6. Once the "Eyedropper" is selected, move the mouse cursor over a red-leaf in the drawing before clicking "Sselect-the color" panel
  7. On the "Replace" panel, click "Choose new color" and then select "100% black" which is found on the color options and choose "Finish"
  8. Your next step is the "Find and Replace" option, which in turn opens the "Choose Replace All" in the menu and replaces all the red
  9. Repeat the previous steps so as to replace the orange, leaving you with a 50% black and 20% yellow
  10. After all the colors have been changed and you can now print your image


Replacing colors in an image is an art that requires technology to make it easier and more successful. The availability of color editing software such as Corel PHOTO-PAINT makes it look simple, and indeed it is. Such software makes it simpler to achieve your desired image color with its step-by-step guide towards the image color of your choice. It is amazing how, with a touch of a button, you can change or alter the state of an image into something entirely different.

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