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I want to see how wood kitchen cabinets would look painted white. I've selected an area, and made a layer via Copy> Desaturated> New Fill Layer>Solid color> multiply> and selected white...and the Color replacement tool still makes the cabinets grey. I'm using PhotoshopCS6 Extended.

I've attached the photo I'm trying to edit. I want to make the kitchen cabinets white while preserving the grain of the wood. (Thanks to all who replied; I'm new to this site so bear with me if my replies aren't in the correct spot).

kitchen 582

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    \$\begingroup\$ Do you mind uploading the original for us to see what you're working with? \$\endgroup\$
    – OnBreak.
    May 15, 2018 at 3:51
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  • \$\begingroup\$ The reason I ask for the original is because I find color replacement not really the best tool in the bag. Starting from the original gives people the ability to solve your problem with a method that they see fit - which may expose you to new tools and processes and is, overall, a much better way to get an answer. \$\endgroup\$
    – OnBreak.
    May 16, 2018 at 15:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ Also - Multiply is a part of the "dark" modifiers. This link should give you an idea of why it's not working using multiply: photoshopessentials.com/photo-editing/layer-blend-modes/… \$\endgroup\$
    – OnBreak.
    May 16, 2018 at 15:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ Does the link I provided solve your problem? \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    May 17, 2018 at 3:56

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Done in Gimp, but I believe you can do the same with PS

  • Add layer, set to "Grain merge" mode, reduce opacity (80%)
  • Paint in white on layer (you can adjust opacity later)

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Otherwise the GraphicDesign site of SE could be a better place to ask this question.

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You should check the "Opacity" bar, make it 100% on white and it will paint it in white instead of grey.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I believe my opacity bar is at 100%. It would be awesome if you would send me all the steps to make the color replacement work as I have to look up the steps each time I try to make the tool work. thanks! \$\endgroup\$
    – user75389
    May 19, 2018 at 0:59

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