How can I change the color of this black icon to orange, as shown in this image?
How can I change this black icon to the same shades and colors as this orange / gold icon?
I think most of the answers are overly complicated.
It's been a while since I've used photoshop, but you'll want to pick one of two color adjustment tools. Either 'Colorize' or 'Hue/Saturation'.
Then simply adjust the color and saturation and brightness until you get a match.
No need to redraw anything or use layer masks.
On Photoshop CS5: 1. Click on the layer with the black graphic 2. From top menu: Image > Adjustments > Selective Color. 3. On Selective Color palette: a. Preset (drop-down list) > Custom. b. Colors (drop-down list) > Black. 4. Now adjust color sliders.
This works on any black graphic and will colorize it so that the grey feathered edges will be lighter shades of the chosen color, and the black center of the graphic will be a darker shade of the chosen color. Once the item is colorized, you can further adjust the colors with any other functions from the Image > Adjustments list.