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Hand tinting

Like transparent inks, Elements’ Color Replacement tool allows you to tint your images.

1 Choose the tool

Start by clicking and holding the Brush tool icon to reveal the submenu, as shown above. Choose the Color Replacement Tool and set your brush to 100 pixels with 0% Hardness. This will ensure that your brushwork looks more true-to-life.

2 Paint with the Color Swatches

Rather than use the standard Color Picker to choose colors, open the Color Swatches palette through the Window menu. Begin by clicking on a midtone orange, as circled above. The Swatches palette stays on the desktop, making color changing fast.

3 Paint over your image

Paint with your brush and notice how the underlying image detail remains even after repeated applications with different colors. Keep changing color to make the tinting look realistic and eye-catching.

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