Photoshop Elements (PSE) Easy Color Overlay Tutorial

Photoshop Elements (PSE) Easy Color Overlay Tutorial

February 21, 2012
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If you’ve ever wondered how to colorize a simple shape in Photo Shop Elements (PSE), this is the tutorial for you! It’s a fairly simple process. I did this as a quick reference for someone who inquired on how to do it, so the screen-shots are not re-sized. Just click on the images to see them in full view.


1. Open the image you wish to colorize and click on it’s layer in the layers panel on the right.

2. Go to File Menu>Layer>New Fill Layer>Solid Color

3. In the next dialogue check the box that says “Use Previous Layer to Create Clipping Mask”

4. Select color from color picker or add your own hex value in the box labeled #

That’s it! 🙂




    1. Little Birdie Blessings February 22, 2012 3:25 pm

      Thanks so much for the photoshop tutorial, keep them coming!! I'm pinning it so I can refer back. ~ Abby

    2. Susan Smith February 22, 2012 6:46 pm

      Oh thank *you* Abby! I'm discovering that PSE is quite different than regular PS, so I may have to modify some of my resources to accommodate PSE users.

    3. Linche February 23, 2012 7:09 am

      Yes, Thank you, Susan! I've always used PSE because I'm just at home making graphics for my message board (and my own amusement 🙂 So I've never felt I could justify spending so much more money for PhotoShop.
      By the way, I fell head over heels, lol, for your Glitter Glue Styles and use them as often as I can. I'm hoping you'll do more of them in other colors {cough}hint{cough}! Anyway, I love your work and enjoy your site.

    4. Umar Rashid June 19, 2012 9:31 am

      Nice post! Make me relax that i was searching of such kind of technique from long time. Thanks .


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