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Change black background of image to a color


Question

This was a black and white image that I inverted in Photoshop with command/control+i. enter image description here

I want to convert everything that is black to a color. How would I replace the black with a different color?

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8/26/2013 6:02:00 AM

There is a very simple way to do this in Photoshop. Because you've inverted the image you can now use the Screen Blending mode and this will knockout the black in your layer. Underneath your layer you would implement whatever color background you like to replace with the black.

This works because the Screen Blending mode essentially acts as an inversion of the Multiply Blending mode-- which means of course when you invert your image you would have to apply the inverse of Multiply to knockout the black.

Blending Mode enter image description here

2013/08/26
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8/26/2013 6:00:00 AM