I have a black turtle tank (black wood) and I want to simulate what it would look like if we painted the wood a different color.
Original photo below
My attempt at doing it below
Any tips on how to do this?
To make the colorize process a bit more natural we have to make sure that at least some of the furniture structure is preserved from the source image. Therefore it may be needed to obtain an image where the shadows are lit brighter than on the example here. This can e.g. be done by exposure bracketing, and combining layers with different exposures. We may alternatively try to use a flashlight to make sure the turtle tank is better lit for more details.
At present the details preserved in the image given are far from optimal, and also they suffer a lot from JPEG artifacts.
Let me below outline steps to colorize a single object.
select the area using magictool which you want to change color
go to Adjustments select hue/saturation by adjusting adjust hue,saturation,lightness you can change the color....