Layer Style: Color Overlay
I'm going to want to go in and I want to as a layer effect I want to change the color of the layer without actually affecting the artwork on the page which is where the color overlay comes in the color overlay allows me to very simply and very easily just change the color of everything on that layer I want to do the color overlay it's basically just like picking color from your colors watch and just overlaying it on everything so with this I'm gonna go in and I'm going to pick a different color here you know maybe do a green and everything is down in the green and now you see my satin effect doesn't look very good so I chose a yellow for the satin but it can also control the opacity so some of the original color shows through plus I kenbrell end this color in any one of thirty different ways so I could blend it so that it becomes lighter I could blend it comes darker or hard lighter soft light in all these different ways I'm just going to leave it in normal like that so color overlay i...
t's great for type you've put type in and it's a different color you just want to change it just put a layer effect on their collar overlay affects everything on that layer what if you have color overlay and then the blood mode you put in overlay two totally different things, okay, color overlay literally means I'm affecting and overlaying the entire thing the entire layer. When I used the overlay mode here, this is basically taking what's underneath and blending it together in a certain way. Ok, so it is the same word, but it's, technically, not so if I do soft, light, there's, hard, light, there's, linear light, there's, penlight. This green is then in these different modes, overlaying and affecting what's going on. So an overlay is a color overlay means it's, just affecting the entire layer, and then this overlay mode totally different. I don't know the exact terminology for this, overly when it comes to the term blending mode, but I'm sure we're looking out.
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