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Easy Question about BG color

Feb 26, 2013 6:37 PM

Tags: #background #color #change

Hi  All,

Thanks for looking in. I have spen hours with my Class on Demand learning PS 6 Funny thing. I learned all kinds of things except what I wanted to know. How does one change the BG Background color of their layer?


My Steps:

File>New Layer> OK with parameters

New Layer is created.

I use the Rectangle to cover transparent layer. It fills the color with Grey. The color that is selected in the little box at the bottom of my tool bar.

I go to change the color and want to fill the color or change it to say Blue... It won't. What step am I missing to do such an easy thing?ps BG.PNG

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    Feb 26, 2013 6:41 PM   in reply to Netcommercial

    Your image appears to be in the grayscale mode, and thus you won't have color.


    Go to Image>Mode and press RGB Color

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    Feb 26, 2013 11:46 PM   in reply to Netcommercial

    R_Kelly is correct.




    If you were in a color mode it would have said that mode example RGB/8, CMYK/8,  etc.

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    Feb 27, 2013 5:42 PM   in reply to Netcommercial

    If you forget in the new document dialog or open an image that is in the grayscale mode into photoshop or just want to change the color mode

    and/or bit depth of any open document, you can go to Image>Mode.




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