Newbie Photoshop question

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by HawaiiMacAddict, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2006
    On one of my Macs of course
    Aloha everyone,

    Please be kind, as I am a complete noob when it comes to Photoshop. I have several icon graphics, all of which I would like to be the same color, but all of which are slightly different shades of the same color. How can I, using Photoshop CS, adjust the RGB value of each so that the primary color matches?

    Mahalo in advance for your response,

  2. Claytoniss macrumors regular


    Apr 9, 2007
    if i was in hawaii

    It would be hard to be in hawaii and be on a computer.

    Theres several ways to tackle this, just like anything in photoshop.

    I would put all of your icons in the same photoshop file on different layers. You could adjust hue/saturation. You could put color overlay on all the layers, by going to layer/layer style/blending options.

    A lot of ways to do this, But if you are new, explore diff ways to make this happen. Off the top of my head I can think of ten different ways to do this. The best advice is to start keeping the files consistant from the get go so you don't have to go back and make corrections later.
  3. Mac Wiz macrumors newbie

    Mac Wiz

    Jul 27, 2007
  4. rajfantastic macrumors member


    Jun 9, 2007
    i would use image > adjustments > match color

    if that didnt work, i would:

    1. open all of the images
    2. convert each one to grayscale
    3. adjust the levels/curves on each one so they look the same
    4. convert each one back to rgb
    4. add a new layer to each file, fill with your desired color, apply the color blend mode
  5. Abraxsis macrumors 6502


    Sep 23, 2003
    What I would do is put them all in a single file w/ multiple layers as was suggested.

    Then go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation. At the top of the box there is a drop down where you can limit what color range the changes apply to (ie. Reds, Cyans, Blues, Greens, Yellows, etc.) then adjust each layer until the color match.

    You could even use "Colorize" and the same box settings to change the color widely over the entire spectrum.

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