How to Change the Color of a JPG in Photoshop

By Daniel Ketchum

Adobe Photoshop is perhaps the best known and mostly widely used program for photo editing and image modification. It is employed worldwide by professionals to produce any number of effects. One very useful skill to have in Photoshop involves knowing how to change the color of an image or part of an image. This will work with any version of Photoshop.

Step 1

Open Photoshop. Select "File" and click "Open." Then browse to the JPG that you want to change and open it. Determine what objects in the image you would like to change the color of.

Step 2

Select the "Magic Wand" tool from the tool bar. Make sure that "Contiguous" is selected in the options at the top. Hold down the "Shift" key, and click on the area you want to select. If you don't select the entire object you want, continuing holding down the "Shift" key and click on the remaining areas you want to select.

Step 3

Select "Image," then Adjustments," and click "Hue/Saturation." Click in the box next to "Colorize." Now move the "Hue" and "Saturation" sliders to produce the color change. You can see the effect of the sliders previewed. When you have the color you want, click "OK."