How to Change Outline Color in Photoshop

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The outline of this butterfly drawing has been changed using Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop is a photo editing software that allows you to professionally touch and enhance images with ease. Using Photoshop is easy after you get the hang of it, and one easy task to practice is creating layers. Creating layers allows you to do simple tasks such as changing the outline of an image to a different color. This endeavor doesn't take very long and adds artistic pizazz to your drawings or other images.


Step 1

Open the image you wish to alter with Photoshop.

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Step 2

Right-click the image and select "duplicate layer." Confirm the layer.

Step 3

Select the bottom layer by clicking it from the tray to the right-hand side of the screen.


Step 4

Select the "adjust" tab from the top of the screen. Select "hue and saturation" from the drop-down menu.

Step 5

Slide the color bars to create the bottom layer as the color of your choosing. Color ideas include pink, green and deep purple, but you can create virtually any shade with the slider tool.



Step 6

Select the top layer from the tray on the right of the screen.

Step 7

Select the "magic wand" tool from the left-hand side of the screen.

Step 8

Click the outermost edge of the image, clicking the outline of it. The "magic wand" tool will instantly select the entire outline of the image.


Step 9

Press the "delete" button on your keyboard. The original outline of the image will disappear and the new colored outline will appear. Save the image to complete the task.

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