Photoshop has an easy way to audition colors in your quilts. It probably one of the easiest things to learn in the program. You can change the hue and saturation of an entire image or change colors individually. You can also “colorize”, making your image monochromatic. I chose this sample block for its variety of colors. I was interested to see how they would react as a group.
Here is the original which I posted recently. It’s a sample for my Zigzag Pizzazz class.
Here is the hue and saturation change.
I liked many of the monochromatic versions achieved through the Colorize slider.
Next I tried the photo of a poppy my friend Jeri gave me. Here’s the original.
Next I changed the Hue and Saturation. I liked the change of the poppy to orange. As you can see the background flowers change, as well. Everything white stays the same.
As much as I liked many colorized versions of my satin stitch block, I really didn’t care for the colorized transformations of the photo. I finally settled on this one in teal. This shows me how much you have to play with these PSE tools and that one tool doesn’t necessarily work well for everything. So what a great way to audition colors before starting a quilt.