Change one color to another

Posted on 2011-05-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
How do I change one color to another?

See attached image.

Step 1 is greenish.

I want to create versions of Step 2 and Step 3 that also have the greenish background.

Question by:knowlton
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    Expert Comment

    Are they different layers? Is the text and the background one image? Or are they layered?

    If they are different layers, use the Color Overlay. This is probably the fastest way.

    Double click the icon of they layer you want to change, a pop up windows shows up.

    from there you can choose the menu item that says "color overlay". You can make it whatever color you want, as well as using the color dropper to select the color from anywhere else on the canvas.

    However, if the Select Books and the background image are ONE FLAT layer, you will have to take it from an entirely different angle.
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    Author Comment

    It is just ONE image.
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    Author Comment

    My attempts so far have left the letters looking fuzzy and ugly.
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    Accepted Solution

    Do you know what font it is? Do you HAVE to use this font?

    The logical thing would be to just do the background and simply overlay a new font on it. This will be the fastest.
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    Author Comment

    Let me spend some time and see if I can pick it apart.

    I guess it does not need to look IDENTICAL.

    So far it seems like even money....creating it from scratch or trying to manipulate the existing image.

    I'll update here when I finish.
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    Assisted Solution

    by:David Brugge
    Try this.
    Load colors
    Then go to Select > Color Range
     Select > Color Range...
    Deselect any stray pixels
    Load background colors into the selection
     Load background
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    Author Closing Comment

    I ended-up just doing the entire thing over, building the pieces and then layering them into a composite.

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