I am using the adjustment layer Hue/Saturation and have the Colorize option checked. I guess it adds a layer over the entire image which then you can move the Hue bar left and right. What I am asking is how to use the foreground color for this? I want to color match this to a specific color. How would I do this?
Set the foreground color to the color you want before implementing the Hue/Saturation adjustment (as an adjustment layer or simply as an adjustment).
By default, the moment you click the
Colorize option, the dialog box will default to the foreground color.
- Set foreground color
- Create new Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer
If you expect a kind of automatic color pipe from the foreground color adjustment dialog to your art layers, forget it. Or get some unknown piece of add-on software which does the trick.
I guess you actually want a possibility to copy a color for the colorization exactly from the selected foreground color indicator, from another image or to input it numerically. For it do not use Hue&Saturation adjustment layer. Insert instead of it a layer which has blending mode color and the layer is filled with the wanted color.
If you want to colorize only a single layer, you can do it non-destructively also by inserting Layer Style = Color Overlay. Use in it's dialog blending mode Color for the same affect as by having a colorizing layer. You get a possibility to copy the color with a picker. Take it from the foreground color indicator.