Selective Color. [GIMP]

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I will change this:

To This:

First open you image:

Then Press Ctrl + D to Duplicate the Image.
Now you will have two images. Make the duplicated one (the one that says untitled) black and white:

Then Do This:

After you have done that, press Ctrl + A then Ctrl + C. After that close that window.

Then Add A Layer:

Leave The Pixels How They Are and Make Sure you have the transparency clicked on.

Now after you have the background press Ctrl + V it should look like this:

After that press the little anchor button in that menu under the layers.

Now it should look like this:

Now add a layer mask by doing this:

Then Select The Brush Tool:


Now brush what ever you want in the picture:

And Voila!

Any Questions? PM me.

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Very nice. :)

By JennyThePirate on Nov 8, 2009 5:52 pm


By theerinkal on Apr 15, 2009 8:25 pm

i tried saving the pix many time, but it gave me back the original pix.
how r u supposed to save it?
teach me, pls.

By sakira89 on Dec 6, 2008 4:53 am

thankz 4 da tutortial it really helpz

By EmoSceneQueenx3 on Aug 9, 2008 9:02 pm

how do u add a layer? I pressed Ctrl+L but everytime i do dat and press Ctrl+v it doesnt work

By char_fan09 on Jul 14, 2008 2:24 pm

awesome! i love gimp! i'm gonna try this later! :D

By letthemeatcake on Jun 27, 2008 10:29 pm

you forgot what to do after you put in the ADD LAYER MASK. :/

By beautifulreaction on Feb 12, 2008 5:33 pm

wonderful =] thanks

By Cataclysm on Jan 23, 2008 6:38 pm

its called GIMP

By speakerboxx123 on Jan 14, 2008 7:10 pm

what kind of photo/paint shop do you have?=]

By ChristinaxNguyen on Jan 13, 2008 11:13 pm
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Submitted on Dec 15, 2007
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Approved on Dec 17, 2007

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