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Change Colors and Text in CS & Creative Cloud

Changing colors to design elements and text for CS users:
 
Photoshop offers several ways to change colors to the design elements and/or text on your Paper and Camera templates. The method you use depends on personal preference, the look you are trying to achieve and sometimes how the template was designed. Here are the best methods to change colors:
 
Option #1: Color Overlay- Color overlay is located in your layers palate. Simply right click on the layer in which you are wanting to change color, choose "blending options," then "color overlay." You can then use your dropper to pick a color or use a hex number for a specific color. Click "ok" when finished.
 
Option #2: New Fill Layer- New Fill Layer is located in the top horizontal menu bar. Click on "layer," then "new fill layer." From here you can choose a solid color, pattern fill, or a gradient. Choose "solid color" and click "ok." You can now use your dropper to choose a color or for a more precise color you can add a hex number. Your entire template will now turn the color that you chose. Next, make sure your new fill layer is directly above the layer you wish to change color. Now right click on the color fill layer and choose to "create a clipping mask." Your color is now changed.
 
Option 3: Hue/Saturation- to change color using hue/saturation first make sure you click on the layer you wish to change colors. Now, go to "layer," "new adjustment layer," and choose hue/saturation. The hue will change the color and the saturation with determine the intensity of that color. When you are finish click "ok."
 
more helpful tips:
-remember you can always utilize your opacity.
-If, for example, "overlay" was used on text when it was designed you will need to either use overlay to adjust the color or remove overlay and use a preferred method if you desire.
 
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