Sign in to follow this  

photoshop mask

This topic is 3627 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

Hi guys, I'm using photoshop to create a 2 colour pattern. is it possible to change the colour of one of the colours in the image? At the moment i have 2 layers. Layer1: the background colour Layer2: the pattern of the 2nd colour Now, it's easy to chage the 1st colour. ie i just fill the first layer with a new colour. However, is it possible to change the colour in the 2nd layer and keep the pattern? Ive tried creating a 3rd layer that is a mask of the pattern. but i'm not sure how to blend it with the 2nd layer... or maybe there's an easier way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sorry, I don't understand the above (ie Ctrl-click layer didnt seem to do anything)

I've however created a mask layer by using the Layer/Create Clipping Mask menu

Seems to work a treat ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It's easiest to help you if you take a screenshot of your layers/image, and say what photoshop version you're using. Based on what you've said, it sounds like you could just adjust hue/saturation (it's in the menus).

But barring that here's how I would do it:
1. Create a new layer above the one you want to change the colour of.
2. Select the new layer and press Ctrl-G (makes it a clipping mask - shortcut may be different in newer PS versions). You'll know it worked because the layer will shift sideways on the Layers panel. This makes it only affect the layer that's beneath it.
3. Fill it with whatever colour you want and set the layer Blending Mode to Color.
4. Change the opacity of the layer however much you want it to blend in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Original post by LockePick
It's easiest to help you if you take a screenshot of your layers/image, and say what photoshop version you're using. Based on what you've said, it sounds like you could just adjust hue/saturation (it's in the menus).

But barring that here's how I would do it:
1. Create a new layer above the one you want to change the colour of.
2. Select the new layer and press Ctrl-G (makes it a clipping mask - shortcut may be different in newer PS versions). You'll know it worked because the layer will shift sideways on the Layers panel. This makes it only affect the layer that's beneath it.
3. Fill it with whatever colour you want and set the layer Blending Mode to Color.
4. Change the opacity of the layer however much you want it to blend in.


I agree, sounds like you just need to use the Hue/Saturation option(shortcut Ctrl-U, it's under Image > Adjustments), but could you put up a screenshot, I'm not sure we're getting everything. Is it not rasterized or something?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Here are couple of other ways -- as always in Photoshop there are at least 6 ways to do anything.

1. With Layer 2 selected, click on the lock button at the top of the layers pallete. It will look different in different versions of PS. For me on CS2 it says "lock" with four icons next to it, the one you want is the one that looks like a checkerboard. Click it. Now, every spot on your layer that contains a live pixel (including semi-transparent ones) will only be affected by whatever you do to the layer. If it is a solid color you are looking for, now go ahead and just fill the layer and only the spots that have a color already will have the new color.

2. Another option is to add a layer style to layer 2. In the layers pallette, double click on the layer. Select the "Color Overlay" style and then adjust the settings. Only areas that have a live pixel will be affected.

The other three ways listed above are cool, too.

Scott


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This topic is 3627 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this