LC #42 Pipers Alley

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10-17-2005, 04:59 PM
Say I have a background colour, which is brown, and I have a full colour photo and I want it to be saturated by the brown colour how would I do that in Photoshop 7?

example here using Photoshop CS and Indesign (

10-17-2005, 06:57 PM
Use Blend Modes.
Its hard to tell which one will work being able to see the images.

10-18-2005, 04:56 AM
make a new layer above you pic, fill it with brown color, and start toggling through the blending modes, you could also desaturate the color photo to clear all color.

10-19-2005, 03:51 AM
Probably you'll gain the effect you want by "Colour" Blending Mode.

10-19-2005, 05:18 AM
I colorized my parents black and white wedding photo for Christmas last year after reading this tutorial on the Wacom site (LINK ( Try creating a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and set it to colorize.

Good Luck!


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