Fairy Wing Overlays: How to Change Colors in Photoshop

Fairy Wing Overlays: How to Change Color in Photoshop - Pretty Actions Tutorial

Fairy Wing Overlays: How to Change Colors in Photoshop

Hello pretties!  I know you're all excited about the Fairyland Photoshop Collection coming out (I will admit...I've been playing with it for hours already!) and we wanted to make sure you have all the cool info on what this set can do.  So here we are writing this fun post for you all to enjoy! 

My guess is that if you have this collection already, you have had some fun applying different fairy wings, adding fireflies and sun rays, and even sprinkling fairy dust liberally over a lot of your images, I will admit...I've been doing this too!

Fairy Wing Overlays

The Fairyland Photoshop Action and Overlay collection is just so much fun to play with and it's never been easier to create whimsical images.  But don't just take my word for it, we're going to teach you how to change the color of the fairy wing overlays and even add your own custom colors, so let's dig in and get started, shall we?

After running your Apply Fairy Wings action, you will see this in your layers panel:

Fairy Photoshop Actions Panel from Pretty Actions Fairyland Collection

You can see that the action already comes with six colors built in.  To turn one of these colors on simply click on the empty gray box the the far left of each of the labeled adjustment layers.  To add more of an existing color simply click on the color layer and bring up the opacity.  At the top of the Layers Panel you can see a percentage labeled Opacity - just click on this to bring the opacity up to deepen or enrich the selected color, voila!

How to Add a Custom Color to Your Fairy Wing Overlays

If you are ready to venture a little on the wilder side and add your own fairy wing color, then keep reading...it's super easy to do!  Simply click on any of the color layers in your adjustment layer after running the wing applicator action (pictured above). Then turn the color layer on by clicking on the empty gray box directly to the left of the layer and then double click inside the color box or layer icon (pictured above) to the right of the eye.  You will see the color picker box appear.

Photoshop Color Picker used to Change Colors in Photoshop

Simply click anywhere within this color box to select your desired color!  If your background is darker, it is usually best to stick with lighter wing colors and of your if your background is lighter you may want to try a darker color!  Isn't that easy?

If you are more of a video person, we've included a video tutorial for you below. Enjoy this super fun video on selecting and adjusting your own fairy wing color that we've created just for you!

Fairy Wing Overlays: How to Change Color in Photoshop Video Tutorial

You can find Pretty Actions awesome Fairyland Actions and Overlay Collection right here 

And to add even more magic and fun to your photos, be sure to check out Pretty Actions Flower Overlays and Actions Collection and Bubble Overlays and Actions Collection!

Do you have any questions or comments about changing the color of your fairy wing overlays?  Leave us a comment below - we would LOVE to hear from you!  And PLEASE SHARE our Photoshop Color Change tutorial using the social sharing buttons.

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