Converting a greyscale image to a single solid colour with Photoshop, while preserving transparency
I have a grey scale image, with transparency. How can I convert this to one solid specific color, and preserve its edges/transparency?
As an example of what I'm trying to achieve:
If I understand your question correctly:
First, make sure that you are in RGB mode. (image > mode)
Right-click the layer you want to convert to a solid color, and click blending options.
In this window, go to the color overlay tab on the left, and in the right pane choose a color.
Looks like this. (image from here)
Is that what you were looking for?
Select All and Copy (cmd/ctrl+A, then cmd/ctrl+C) and then create a new fill layer (
Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color). Click ok on the first dialogue box and then select a color.
Now your layer panel should look like this:
Now alt-Click on the
Layer Mask of your fill layer (the white box next to the layer thumbnail). Now you can directly edit the layer mask: Just
Paste the b/w-image you copied before in the now empty, white workspace (cmd/ctrl+V) and invert the â€œcolorsâ€ by pressing cmd/ctrl+I.
You can leave the layer mask mode simply by clicking anywhere in the layers panel. Now you just have to delete your original black and white layer and youâ€™re done.