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Colorizing A Black And White Texture With Photoshop Color and Gradient Overlay Layer Styles

In my Summer Color Wash mini collection, I’ve included a Black and White version of the texture. By using a Color Overlay or Gradient Layer Style in Photoshop, you can create unlimited color variations.

I so liked the gradient overlay version I created in the video that I added it to the collection as a bonus.

This collection has changed and now includes 3 new textures.

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10 Responses to Colorizing A Black And White Texture With Photoshop Color and Gradient Overlay Layer Styles

  1. Jessica June 1, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    Very nicely done — I really like the gradient overlay at the very end. I wonder how a gradient map adjustment layer clipped to the texture layer would work? Hmm…
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  2. Donna Luker June 1, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    I like these washes ALOT!! Thanks!!

  3. Sharon June 28, 2011 at 11:43 pm #

    I was going for something very different (a linen textur that I could color) but the tip to do a color overlay got exactly the effect I wanted. You are right, it ads more contrast and I just wasn’t finding that solution, so thank you. :]

    • Leslie Nicole June 29, 2011 at 5:46 am #

      Glad that helps, Sharon. I’m going to do a follow-up post at some point as there are several ways to colorize and depending on the image / texture one might work better than another. This is a good one though.

  4. Taryn Pyle February 14, 2012 at 2:52 am #

    I love your floral pictures. I notice that all your flowers have a white background and I am wondering if they start that way? Are you photographing in studio against a white background or are you clipping the photo out of the photo and filling it with white? I am very new to this and if you can share your technique I would love to know. If not, no worries, I certainly understand. Let me just say that that all of your work is so stunning!

    • Leslie Nicole February 14, 2012 at 8:03 am #

      Hi Taryn,

      Yes, I mostly photograph in my studio and usually against a white background. I’ll also occasionally use a light colored background, but white gives me the most options. You could clip out a flower from a bsuy background, but it’s so much more work and usually not as satisfactory. I have on rare occasions, taken a sheet of white foam core into the garden to isolate a flower, although when photographing in the garden, I usually just try to throw the background out of focus. Thanks for your comment and question!

  5. Gina April 1, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    What’s the best way to do this in Elements? Thanks.

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