Photoshop to Paint My House

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Michael73, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Michael73 macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2007
    I have a quick PS question. My wife and I are planning on getting new siding for our house. The current color of the house is dark blue but we're considering other colors.

    I opened a photo of the house in PS CS5, added a new layer and started to "paint." The second layer I adjusted to around 47% opacity so that the lines of the siding showed through the new color. I know this is a quick and very dirty way of trying out a new color, but there must be a another way to see the true color of what I'm painting on while still letting the architectural design of the house through.

    Any ideas about how to try out different paint colors on my house?
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus


    Oct 13, 2007
    You can probably get better results by selecting the sides of the house and going to Image > Adjustments > Replace Color. You can select the sides of the house from there and then use the Hue, Saturation, and Lightness controls to find colors you like.
  3. jared_kipe macrumors 68030


    Dec 8, 2003
    Use the shape tool to outline the wall/area you want to be painting. Fill with desired color.

    Change shape layer to have mode 'Overlay' and 100% opacity.

    Use the same selection to desaturate the background in that area, and possibly lighten.

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