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    how to make photos always the same color

    I'm making a web site and the header is light blue. When you click on a link you always get a new picture and the text that goes with the link.

    I want the pictures to have the same color as the header, how can I always get the same color?

    I know that I can go to Color balance and adjust the colors there but I can't always get the same color and sometimes depending on the pictures original color I want to be able to make it "more" blue.

    Are there any other ways you all are using?

    TIA

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    not sure exactly what you are trying to do, but i have a fair idea, (assuming your using Photoshop) open the image then go to image>mode>grayscale, hit ok on the prompt then go to image>mode>duotone select type as duotone and leave the first selection as black, click on the white box and select the blue you want, then hit save. next time you want to do it to another image all you have to do is select load.

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    Thanks a lot. That's what I've been trying to do.

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    Glad i could help :0)

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Jeremy W.'s Avatar
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    Personally I'd use an Adjustment Layer that way you can easily reproduce it:

    PS6:
    Image > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation
    PS5.x:
    Image > Layers > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation

    Then hit "Colourize" and pick your colour. Now all layers below that adjustment layer will all be the same colour
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    Originally posted by Jeremy W.
    Personally I'd use an Adjustment Layer that way you can easily reproduce it
    how is it easyer to reproduce??

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    That's easy. Use the AL on the original image, then you can copy the AL to any other image. Because you have an absolute colour definition, and other image can match the original absolutely
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    Originally posted by Jeremy W.
    That's easy.....
    ahhhh the world is soooo much clearer now...

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    I would personally just use hue and saturation too, with the 'colourise' ticked, and then save the setting with the project for archive.

    To automate this further, you could save the h&s settings as an action, then you just play the action, rather than having to copy the layer across... now we are getting automated and lazy!! You could even batch process a whole bunch of images, right down to the compression! I would personally go through each, and tweek in the 'save for web' export window to maintain quality, and optimise file size though.
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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Jeremy W.'s Avatar
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    The actual reason I suggested the AL instead of an action is twofold:

    1. My actions are too many as it is
    2. He said he wanted to be able to adjust certain images to be slightly different shades of blue, the AL would allow him to do so while still referencing the original shade, an action would not
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