Got a black and
Want to paint some color on it!
Quick-testing colors for
aesthetics and compatibility
Create an empty layer above
our original image. Set the blend mode on this new layer to Overlay.
Go slop on some paint. Back off a goodly distance
from your screen. Squint hard so you can only see the blur of
colors, and not any particular details of the image. At
this point, if you aren't gagging or vomiting? Hey, you
might be onto something! :)
Turn off the visibility on the image data layer and check your
colors layer for colors compatibility.
Happy with your test colors?
Then go ahead and clean everything up with the eraser.
Those sloppily applied colors are painted onto their very
own layer, making clean-ups a breeze. Remove slops and
smears with your eraser, or, right-click the image title bar
and "CUT" to wipe the entire layer's contents
away, and begin anew.