Color Reduction and Pattern Re-Coloring in Photoshop

rose pattern in millions of colors rose pattern in four colors rose pattern in three colors rose pattern in two colors

Reduce Color - Section 6

The Final Color Reduction

Mouse over or tap to see the results of the color reduction.

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the rose pattern in millions of colors

The reduction and changes we see above are from 6 colors to 4 colors. Some of the colors will probably have to be adjusted to produce depth using 4 colors.

Rose pattern with 6 color table

In reducing from 6 colors to 4 colors, we will be adjusting some of the red values so that we can create that feeling of depth.

Video Instructions

In the brief 6 minute video below, we will go through these steps together. This should takes us about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. We are again using our artistic ablities here so the time spent can vary.

The next section, Section 7 will show us a cool technique for simplifying the image using Layer effects along with some other tools.

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