Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tutorial: Recoloring using Mat of the Month Club Papers

This tutorial will show you how to recolor the Mat of the Month papers to match your favorite kits! This tutorial is written for Photoshop Elements.
1. Open your file in Photoshop Elements. You may want to duplicate this file so you don't accidentally save over the original!
2. Insert a new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N) above your paper and fill it with the desired color. 
3. Change the blend mode to color.
4. Your paper will now look like this. Look at the areas that were black. Are they the color you want them? Not yet...they are still too dark. So we have to lighten them. Don't worry about the rest of the paper. We'll worry about that in a minute...
5. Duplicate the color layer and change the blend mode to Screen. (If you want to darken the color, you would set the blend mode to Multiply.)
6. Now to take care of the background because It's quite green. Duplicate your original paper (Ctrl+J) and bring it to the front (top layer).
7. Change the blending mode of this layer to Overlay. Now the background isn't as green as it was!
8. I decided to duplicate the Overlay layer again to see what effects it would have and liked this version better. You can also adjust opacity and other blending modes to see what you like. All done!
9. Here is the same technique (same settings and everything) using the paper with the black background.
Happy recoloring!

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