Photoshop: How do I replace white areas of an image to a different color?

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I think I have tried everything I could find online but there are so many different opinions, etc. and none of them seem to work.  Is it Hue/Saturation?  Is it Overlay?  Is it Replace color?  All I need to know is how to change the white areas of a PNG file to another color.  I can change background fine but the areas that are white do not change.
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I'd need more info, but you might try
1. "Select->Select Color Range" and use the eye dropper on the white area
2. When you have a selection made, go to "Layer->New Fill Layer->Solid Color".
3. In the dialog change the blend mode to "Multiply" and change the color to whatever you want (you can change the fill color later by double-clicking the thumbnail in the layer panel).

This will make a color fill layer, in multiply blend mode, with a mask only showing where you had selected (the white).
Multiply blend mode makes everything underneath it darker, so if it's a color on white, it becomes that color.

Further info on layer of "alpha" masks can be found here: http://designshack.net/articles/graph...
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Wow, thank you so very much!!!