How to change the color of an existing object

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This is a complete noob question, but I have watched video after video and can't figure out how to change the color of an existing object. I have different layers for the different text/images in my logo. It looks like this:



Each word is a different layer. My designer originally created this in illustrator and then created it into a .psd file so I could change the color to what I wanted. 

After I choose a color on the right hand side, how to I apply it, so I can change the color of the words or images?
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Those are vector smart objects. So either open the original child file and change the color there, or use an adjustment layer to change the color in the parent file.
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@Chris Cox How do I open the original child file?
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Double click on the smart object layer to edit it. Vector files will open in Illustrator.
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@Chris Cox Issue, I don't have illustrator. Is there a way to do it without Illustrator?
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Only if you have another application that can edit those files (EPS, PDF, AI, or SVG).