Color replacement

Learn how to use the Primary, Secondary, and Tolerance settings for Colors

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Written by Craig Wright
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You can use the Photoroom editor to replace the main two colors on each object layer. For example, you could change the color of a logo from shades of blue to shades of red.

A t-shirt with a predominantly blue logo and a t-shirt with the same logo, but the blue replaced with red

Note: You can only replace colors that have Hue and Saturation. For this reason, you can't replace many shades of black, white, and grey.

When you edit a design, each foreground object layer has Color settings. This type of color selector is designed for replacing colors and it has Primary, Secondary, and Tolerance settings with a color slider.

This type of color selector is only available on iPhone, iPad, and Android versions of Photoroom. It works in the same way on all three versions. For instructions, see Replace the primary and secondary colors.


Replace the primary and secondary colors

To change the color of an object by replacing the primary and secondary colors:

(Video shows Photoroom on iPhone)

  1. Either create a new design or select Your Content and then choose a design to work on.

  2. Select the object layer that contains the colors you want to change.

  3. Select the Color settings.

    They show the current:

    • Primary color. This is the color that appears most on the layer.

    • Secondary color. This is the color that appears second-most on the layer.

  4. To change the Primary color, select the Primary color circle and then use the slider to choose the color you want.

  5. Use the Tolerance setting for the Primary color to control how many shades are replaced:

    • High tolerance means that a wide shade of colors will be replaced

    • Low tolerance means that only shades that are very close to the Primary color will be replaced.

  6. To change the Secondary color, select the Secondary color circle and then use the slider to choose the color you want.

  7. Use the Tolerance setting for the Secondary color to control how many shades are replaced:

    • High tolerance means that a wide shade of colors will be replaced

    • Low tolerance means that only shades that are very close to the Secondary color will be replaced.

  8. Select Done.

Note: The color selector is designed for replacing the primary and/or secondary colors. There may still be colors from the original image present in the image, depending on the Tolerance levels.

Note: Black, white, and grey color shades do not have Hue or Saturation. They are not detected as Primary or Secondary colors and so you cannot replace them with other colors.


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