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Jamie Lynn Crawford

Selective Colorization

Would someone care to explain the lengthy process of hand coloring black and white photos through Gimp? This is very much appreciated.

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6/16/2007 6:14:04 PM

Mary Anne Frey
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2006
  Hi Jamie! I don't know much about Gimp, but from what I understand, it is a free download, and with that, I'm not sure if you will be able to do selective color. The way I do it in Paint Shop Pro X is to copy a photo, paste as new image, desaturate, then copy and paste the BW image on a color image as a new layer. Then I use the eraser tool to remove the BW layer to reveal the color layer underneath. Then layers get merged for the final product. Hope this helps!

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6/18/2007 4:09:44 PM

Gorham P. Miscall   Here you go Jamie:



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6/19/2007 9:26:31 AM

Dr Silly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/28/2004
  You can selective color using Gimp. I do not remember how, but go on google and you can find out how. That is what I did when I used Gimp for short time. :O)

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6/20/2007 8:00:19 AM

Erin  Johnson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2007
  That fad died long ago, unless you live in small town where fads live a little longer.

I have noticed that alot of black clients enjoy this style of manipulation.

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7/17/2007 7:45:40 AM

Gerry    Sorry to bump an old thread, but I just read this in my emails *im a bit behind*.

I think the OP was asking how to turn a b&w picture into a color image, not turning a color image into a b&w picture with some color, but I could be wrong.

I believe the way to do this would be to create a new layer for each color on top of the original image, paint the color you want on the new layer, and play with the blending mode and opacity that best suits the image. Then repeat for each color.

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3/11/2008 11:56:57 AM

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