Photoshop Variations Tool
Now that I have my barn star, what is my next step. One of several ways to alter the star is to change the color of the star to match the color scheme of your current project. Let's work on the barn star by changing it from the gray color to a rust color. PhotoshopR has several tools for this task. One easy-to-use tool is the Variations tool. This tool works on the contents of a single layer in the Layers palette. So, we will want to select the layer containing the star and then click Image - Adjustments – Variations. This will open the Variations dialog box.
At the top of the dialog box, you will see two previews. The left preview is the original star and the right preview will display the updated star as we make color changes. Below this are the boxes that we will use to "mix our colors". In the center is another update preview. To the right are the boxes that let you lighten or darken the star. We will use a combination of these boxes to build our rust color.
You will want to experiment with different combinations until you get the results you need. If you don't like a combination of colors, just go back to the original star by clicking on the upper left box. For our rust colored barn star, we used the following combination.
2 More Red
1 More Green
1 More Red
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