There are many different ways to recolor an element (PNG file). In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to adjust the hue/saturation. Although you can use this to recolor all of your elements, this procedure is best used when recoloring textured elements.
In this tutorial, I am using one of my doilies that you can download here, just for this tutorial.
Hue/Saturation Adjustment (textured elements):
1. With your image open, click on the “Foreground Color” at the bottom of the side toolbar and choose the color that you want to use.
2. Across the top, click on Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation. (In Elements, Enhance>Adjust Color>Adjust Hue/Sat.)
3. Click on “Color” in the bottom right-hand corner of the Hue/Sat. window.
4. Slide the Lightness and Saturation to reach the desired color.
This will only change the color, and not the textured. Zoom in on the image to 100% and take a look of the texture.
There you go! You have successfully changed the color of your textured items using the hue/saturation option through Photoshop.
For another way of recoloring your elements in PNG files, click here.