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Old 10-06-2010, 06:07 AM
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Colouring Black and Whites in CS5

I had no problem colouring old black and whites in CS3 and 4, but now in CS5, I find that when I have selected a colour and applied it to a layer, then brushed it into say for instance a ladies dress, before, I could double click the colour thumbnail in the layers stack to open the colour picker and change the shade. Now I cant do that.
Does anyone know a workaround please that doesnt involve going back to Edit - Fill -Colour etc. etc.
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Ali
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:12 AM
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Re: Colouring Black and Whites in CS5

Ali, you can type Crtl+Shift+N to bring up the Layers Properties dialog box or right click your mouse on the layer in the layer palette and select Layer Properties.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:43 AM
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Re: Colouring Black and Whites in CS5

Thanks Murray, but dont see how this lets you change the colour of a layer. There must be an easy way to bring up the colour picker to change a layer filled with colour???
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:58 AM
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Re: Colouring Black and Whites in CS5

Ali, sorry, I thought you wanted to change the color of the layer in the layer palette. To change the color of the actual layer, you have a number of options.
- You can type Shift+F6 keyto bring up the Fill command, then choose Color from the pull down and chose your new color.
- You can double click on the layer to bring up the layer style dialog box and check the Color Overlay box and set your new color.
- You can click the color swatch from the tool bar, chose a new color and type Alt+Backspace to automatically fill in the layer with the new color.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:26 PM
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Re: Colouring Black and Whites in CS5

guys, this is not a restoration question but rather a how to photoshop question. please put these things in the right place. moving to the photoshop forum.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:31 AM
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Re: Colouring Black and Whites in CS5

Thanks mistermonday, much appreciated.
Sorry Kraellin, guess because Im used to colouring old photos I have restored, didnt think away from the restoration thread - can see I should have!!
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