I have this image that I edited to make into a background so that it repeats. It is a scan of a tablecloth. I have been trying to get it to be yellow in Photoshop for over an hour, but every time I try to change something related to color, it only changes the lighter parts of the image. Ideally, I would like the black to be a pale yellow, and the white to be a bit paler, and the brown to stay brown, but for it all to have a washed out effect, making the differences subtle. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thank you.
Here is a link to the image: http://i41.tinypic.com/o8gu28.jpg
Well, I discovered the answer to my question, I guess asking it made it more clear what I was seeking. Anyway, here is what I found:
Start a new layer Fill the layer with the desired color. In the Layers Palette Blending modes pull-down, select: * Lighten * Screen * Linear Dodge and the image will take on that color. Experiment with the other blending modes to see if it can be improved upon. Once you've achieved the look, simply flatten and save.
I didn't realize that trying to change black to a color was different than other colors.
There you have it.