the colour match command in Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop CS
have found using the match colour command to get elements to
match a layout has been a real bonus find. A good example of
this use is in the journal cover I made for the Pass the Pixel
kit - I wanted some photo corners, and chose some black ones
I had on file. They are special ones for me as they were scanned
from my late Mum’s album, but somehow they just looked too black.
I fiddled with layer styles for a bit then hit on the idea of
using the colour match command, matching them to the clasp –
the result was four matching photo corners, looking like old
as you are working the target (i.e. the image which you want to change the colour of)
must be the active
open a psd file with the image you would like to match - the
target (in my case the photo corner) on a different layer
to the source of the colour (in my case the clasp).
one of the photo corner layers as the active layer click Image
> Adjustments > Match Colour
small screen will open up. In the drop down box labeled source select the file name of your
the drop down box immediately below this labeled layer, select
your source - in my case this is clasp layer. You may need
to move this screen aside a bit to see the results - if the
effect is not quite what you wanted, adjust the sliders above
– I chose to fade the effect slightly.
you are going to want to use the same effect again, you can
now click on “Save Statistics” then save it in a sensible
place where you can easily find it again! I did this as I
knew I was going to want the same effect for the other 3 photo
click OK, and there you are!
complete my project I simply moved on to the 3 remaining photo
corner layers & simply selected the statistics from my
saved file – see the final result below
Play around & you’ll be surprised at how
very useful it is – Enjoy!