How To Colour Paper Templates?
Posted 23 April 2010 - 04:14 PM
I was just wondering about the scrap simple paper templates? I noticed that they are black and white and was wondering how you use these? Do you colour them yourself? And if yes, how do you do that? Is it easy? Are they like a background paper that you colour to match your other papers?
Posted 23 April 2010 - 04:57 PM
The easiest way to color a template is to create a color layer above your paper layer and then change your blend mode to "color" or "overlay." (Or scroll through your blend modes to see the varying effects. They are all different and can be combined and adjusted for unlimited variations. You can also create a gradient layer above your template layer and do the same thing with the blend modes.)
If your paper template has a pattern, you can use your magic wand tool to select each piece of the pattern and then fill it with colors via your paint bucket tool. I would do this in another layer, so that you can use your blend modes to preserve the paper texture.
There are probably at least a dozen other ways to recolor these templates, but these are just a few and the ones I use the most.
Posted 25 April 2010 - 10:41 AM