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Changing Colours in Lightroom

Changing Colours in Lightroom Using New Hue

Previously, I showed how to Change Colours in Photoshop. For this Thursday Editing Tip, I cover how to change colours in Lightroom using the new Local Hue Adjustment tool.

Adobe Lightroom Classic newly added a Hue adjustment to the local adjustment tools (Brush, Gradient, and Radial Filters.) Many new users may not be aware of the power of this new feature, so I decided to discuss it in this article.

Changing Colour in Lightroom

This is the original colour of the car. I am going to change its colour in Lightroom.

Let’s get started Changing Colours in Lightroom.

  • Select the photo and go to Develop Modul.
  • Select the BRUSH tool

Changing Colours in Lightroom Using Brush Tool

Changing Colours in Lightroom
Brush tool is for Local adjustments
  •  Make sure to check and activate the AUTO MASK box. The Auto Mask makes the selection nice and tidy.

Auto Mask

changing colours in Lightroom
Auto Mask creates a cleaner selected area.
  • Start brushing the areas that you want to change the colours.
  • A Quick Tip: Check the “Show Selected Mask Overlay.” This option helps you to see the exact brushed areas.

Mask Overlay

  • After finishing brushing, remember to deactivate the Mask Overlay.
  • Then go to HUE slider and start changing colours to your liking.

Hue Slider

Hue Slider allows you to set different Hue to the selected areas
Hue Slider allows you to set different Hue to the selected areas
  • You can use more than one brush to apply different colour hues to areas.

Half Brush

I just Brushed the front of the car.
I just Brushed the front of the car.

Fully Brushed

The car is brushed and I set the colour to my liking.
The car is brushed and I set the colour to my liking.

Different Examples

changing colours in Lightroom
You can use more than one brush for more than one colour!

That is all done! Enjoy this quick tip. 

If you need more information, feel free to contact me. I would be more than happy to help.

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