When blending a texture with an underlying photo, it’s sometimes desirable to alter the color of the texture, but not the photo. Fortunately, a clipped Hue/Saturation adjustment layer makes this process straightforward. In this example, we’re working with a copper-colored handmade paper texture from Photographers’ Textures Collection Five overlaid using Multiply mode.
I like the overall look of the montage, but the texture color can be improved. This is where a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer comes into play. Click on the Hue/Saturation icon in the Adjustments panel. At this moment, any changes we make will affect both the texture and the underlying photo. To isolate the changes to just the texture, choose Layer>Create Clipping Mask. Now, move the Hue slider to alter the color of the texture.
I prefer the mocha color to the copper one, but since we used Multiply mode to blend the texture, the highlights in the original photo appear muddy. To learn how to deal with muddy highlights, click here.