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Changing colors within a template

Changing the colors of design elements is quite easy, and there's a few different ways, depending on the element.  Simply follow these steps:
PHOTOSHOP CS AND NEWER
Most non-vector design elements will have a solid color fill layer linked directly above them in the layers palette. To change the color of that element, simply double click the colored box next to the words ""X" COLOR" and choose a new color.
If the layer you want to change does not already have a solid color fill above it, simply create one!
1. Select the layer of the element you would like to change in the LAYERS palette
2. At the bottom of your LAYERS palette you will see several little icons.  Choose the "Make adjustment layer" icon (it is a tiny circle filled with half black and half white)
3. Click this icon and choose "SOLID COLOR".
4. Choose the color you would like to make the element when the dialog box appears.
5. Now, from the top right drop down menu in your layers palette, select Create Clipping Mask. This will fill your design element with the selected color while leaving the rest of the template alone.
6. For layers that have a texture built in, you will need to change the blending mode to "Color" at the top left of the layers palette.  (It will currently be set to "Normal")
7. To change the color again, simply double click the colored box next to the words "Color Fill "x"" and choose a new color.
Repeat these steps for any subsequent design elements.
SOME DESIGNS ARE IN THE FORM OF SHAPES, WHICH ARE VECTOR LAYERS. 
This makes it very easy to change the color on the fly. Here's how:
1.  Choose the graphic that you would like to change in the Layers palette.
2.  Now, double-click the small box of color next to the name of the layer.
3. Choose the new color when the dialog box appears.
4. Click "OK".
IS THERE ANOTHER WAY TO CHANGE THE COLOR OF A LAYER (IF IT HAS A SEVERAL DESIGNS, ETC. BUILT INTO IT)?

Sometimes you will encounter a layer that has a texture or designs built into it that a color fill will not work for.  In this case, we use the Hue/Saturation slider.

1. Select the layer you would like to change in the LAYERS palette.

2. At the bottom of your LAYERS palette you will see several little icons.  Choose the "Make adjustment layer" icon (it is a tiny circle filled with half black and half white)

3. Click this icon and choose "Hue/Saturation".

4. Slide the "Hue" slider until you find a shade you like.




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