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Old 04-09-2011, 07:41 PM
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Question how do you recolor overlays?

or better yet, how do you use them?

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.

please help
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:59 PM
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Default Re: how do you recolor overlays?

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
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:15 AM
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Default Re: how do you recolor overlays?

Thanks for the tutorial. Tracy!
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:31 AM
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Default Re: how do you recolor overlays?

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
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:14 PM
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Default Re: how do you recolor overlays?

Thanks Tracy,I love to learn new things.

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