View Full Version : how do you recolor overlays?

04-09-2011, 07:41 PM
or better yet, how do you use them? :DD

i checked the tutorial and found how to blend them into the papers. but i can't find any that says how to change them from black and white to colored. :o

please help :)

Ambowife Designs
04-09-2011, 07:59 PM
I use photoshop and when I want an overlay a different color to the original I will if the overlay is a png file with transparent areas, clip a color layer to the overlay layer using my alt button.
or if the overlay is a jpg I will put a color layer below the overlay and then change the blend mode of the overlay layer to soft light or overlay or even Luminosity. I might even use several duplicate layers of the overlay to build it up gradually. then I might merge the layers to create a new overlay if I am going to use that color overlay version a lot.

Hope that helps some Joy :)

Scrappy Diva
04-23-2011, 10:15 AM
Thanks for the tutorial. Tracy!

Twin Mom Scraps
04-24-2011, 08:31 AM
i am using PSP X2 and i use the manual color correction tool...I LOVE IT! i can get colors exactly, without the torturous use of a color wheel:)

04-25-2011, 08:14 PM
Thanks Tracy,I love to learn new things.