I am trying to apply the Clouds filter (Filter>Render>Clouds). I selected a darker blue for the Foreground and a lighter blue for the Background. However, when I apply this filter, the clouds are being rendered in black & white. What am I doing wrong? Is Elements "misbehaving"?
It looks like you are working with a 16-bit file. When you apply the Clouds filter to a 16-bit file, you will always get black & white colors. Just go to Image>Mode> . . . and select 8-bits/Channel. Once your image has been converted to 8-bit, the clouds will be rendered in the Foreground/Background colors of your choice.
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