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How could I change this splatter from white to a different colour?

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Aug 31, 2021 Aug 31, 2021

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Hi

 

I currently have an area I added with a splatter brush that's white, and I want to add a bit of an orange tint to it. The blend layers aren't really doing the job, and obviously, adding a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer has no effect to the white. I have tried selecting the area with the Lasso tool and adding a Solid Colour, but that just fills in the entire selection. Similarly, I can't select the content of the layer to make a mask from it as it says there aren't enough pixels.

 

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Apart from adding the splatter with a different coloured brush, is there any quick trick that will allow me to change the white?

 

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If the splatter is a Layer of its own the Layer Style »Color Overlay« might suffice.  If the splatter has been merged with the background I would recommend determining the channel with the best separation, then using Blend if-settings and a Color Overlay Layer Style on a Group. (And a Layer Mask.) 

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Is the brush application on a Layer of its own? 

Could you please post screenshots with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Options Bar, …) visible? 

 

Edit: »Similarly, I can't select the content of the layer to make a mask from it as it says there aren't enough pixels.«

What exactly is the warning and what is its relevance? 

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Yeah, the brush strokes were done on a separate layer. Unfortunately, I don't remember the exact brush I used as I have a LOT of them. ^^;

 

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And the warning comes up if I hold Ctrl and try to click on the layer to make a selection of it for a mask.

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That warning is not really relevant, it just means that the Selection would not produce »marching ants«, it could still be used as a Layer Mask for example. 

If an object is on a Layer of its own it is more efficient to Clipping Mask Adjustment Layers to that Layer instead of giving the Adjustment Layers Masks to affect those objects. 

 

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Yeah, like I mentioned in my first post, I tried that. But because the colour was white, a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer had no effect, even clipping it to the layer.

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If the splatter is a Layer of its own the Layer Style »Color Overlay« might suffice. 

 

If the splatter has been merged with the background I would recommend determining the channel with the best separation, then using Blend if-settings and a Color Overlay Layer Style on a Group. (And a Layer Mask.) 

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Perfect. The Layer Style/Colour Overlay works perfectly. Thank you. 😄

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