PSD Updating Editable Color Layers

Here is a sim­ple tuto­r­i­al on how to update editable col­or lay­ers in a Dig­iluxe PSD (Pho­to­shop) tem­plate.

BEFORE you open a paid template, you will need to download & install the fonts listed on the instruction sheet that came with your template. (Unfortunately, I can not provide direction for installing fonts as the steps vary depending on your specific model of computer) 

Once you have installed the required fonts and downloaded your template from your Etsy Purchases Tab — begin with step one.


  1. Open Pho­to­shop!
  2. Click FILE > OPEN and nav­i­gate to the tem­plate you saved and then CLICK > OPEN.


To allow for the most flex­i­bil­i­ty,  most of the design ele­ments, flat­tened type, accents and icons that are fea­tured in our tem­plates are col­or editable. This allows you to per­son­al­ize your tem­plate to coor­di­nate with your pho­to col­ors or per­son­al style.

Lay­ers that allow for col­or changes fea­ture an icon that is a col­or filled box on the very left of the lay­er.

To change the col­or of an editable ele­ment lay­er, DOUBLE CLICK on the col­ored box on the indi­vid­ual lay­er you want to edit and the COLOR PICKER will appear. You can use your mouse to click any­where in the large box of col­or to select a col­or there OR click with­in the rain­bow bar next to the big col­or box and more col­or options will appear. To enter a spe­cif­ic col­or num­ber, use the RGB box­es or the # box at the bot­tom. CLICK OK and the new col­or will be applied.


The gold lay­ers with­in our tem­plates are not direct­ly editable, due to licens­ing restric­tions, but a col­or editable lay­er of the EXACT SAME ele­ment or flat­tened text will be locat­ed direct­ly below the non-editable gold lay­er.

If you would like to use anoth­er col­or, rather than the gold, sim­ply turn OFF the gold lay­er, by CLICKING the eye on the far left of the lay­er. Then go to the lay­er direct­ly below the gold lay­er, turn “ON” that lay­er, by CLICKING the eye on the far left of the lay­er. Con­tin­ue using the direc­tions in STEP TWO above.


Repeat the steps above for all of the editable col­or ele­ment lay­ers that you would like to change.

NEXT TUTORIAL: Using Photo Clipping Masks

Thank you for your busi­ness!