Hue Shift Overview
Changing the color of your product to other colors in photoshop seems like a great way to save a bunch of money. However, we’re very cautious about accepting jobs where Hue Shifting is a part of the order and there is a great misunderstanding about the ability to accomplish this with professional results.
What Can & Cant Be Hue Shifted?
- A dark blue can shift to a dark red very easily without issues. However, a dark blue struggles to shift to a light red and the bigger the difference, the more it falls apart and looks fake.
- A color within a complex pattern or text & cannot easily be shifted to another color. Like if the text is red & the background is pink, the pink could not be shifted without manually selecting each letter resulting in hours of work.
Pricing & Ordering
We typically only agree to Hue Shifts once we’ve seen the product and can evaluate the possibility in person. We will need the actual product anyways to make the hue shift so that we can see the actual color we are shifting too.
- Standard Hueshifts cost $15 per photo which includes the cost of clipping.
- Advanced Hueshifts cost $80 an hour in 15min increments.
This time is so unpredictable, we only can estimate this portion of the project after we’ve seen the product.
Adding Color to clear items Can Look Bad
If an object doesn't have any color ( white, black or clear ), it can't be hue shifted to another color. The only way is to add color to the item using a method called Colorizing. Colorizing tends to look fake and is not recommended.
Instead, have your white, black and clear items photographed separately and then photograph an item with color and hue shift that image to the other colors.