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Design Illustrator Foundations Adding Color and Type Type Tools

Jeffrey Hall
Jeffrey Hall
9,065 Points

Using textures and colors on text

I have a textured background that I would like to apply to a set of text and I would also like to change the color of this background. I have been trying to figure out the steps in order to keep the texture but change the color of the text, but can't seem to get it to work. A list of steps would be greatly appreciated.


3 Answers

marsha grasett
marsha grasett
9,995 Points

In photoshop you can change the color of the whole image with

  • Hue/Saturation -with the Colorize box checked

You can target like colors and change only them using Image/Adjustments/Replace color .

Let me know if this helps.

Were you looking for a way to add the texture to the text? One way to add the texture to the text in photoshop would be this: -Create a layer with the texture (I'll call it texture) -Create a layer with the text (I'll call it text)

Move Texture above Text > hover your mouse over between the layers while pressing the alt/option key. you should see your cursor change to a black circle above a sort of greyed circle. > click to apply the texture to your text. This will cause the bottom layer to become a sort of mask. you can then move the text layer around until you find the texture you like. Hope that helps.

Joshua Huey
Joshua Huey
Courses Plus Student 6,364 Points

One option for the type would be to turn the type into outlines (shift+ctrl+o) and then turn the text into a compound path and then clipping mask it over the background. I'm sure there is an easier way but off the top of my head that is one way of going about it.