Replacing Colors with the Replace Color Tool

It is very easy to change colors in a photo or object with the color swatch tool. Remember that Fireworks looks at color in pixels. No object has the exact color throughout. This is where the tolerance comes in. You want to play with the tolerance until you get the color variation that picks up all the color shades of the color you want to replace. The picture I am using for this tutorial was taken directly from the Fireworks help topics packaged with the program:

Color Replace Picture

This picture would be a lot more interesting if the flowers contained more colors. We will replace some of the flowers with a deep purple to give it more depth. The Replace Color tool lets you select a color and paint over that color with a different color.

Color Replace Tool

Color Replace Settings

If you don't want to replace all of the flowers with the deep purple, zoom in and make sure you don't select the area of the flower next to it. I choose not to colorize because I wanted to pick up the lines on the flower. Play around with the settings to see how each setting works on the color application. Here is my finished product:

Color Replace Colored

Here is another example of recoloring a shirt using the Recolor Color Tool:

Red Shirt
Purple Shirt Color

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