Posted 10 May 2005 - 01:47 AM
Here is a picture of a beautiful moth we observed at our office building.
You can download this picture and use it for the tutorial if you would like, or use your own!
Duplicate the image and convert the Background Layer to grayscale by selecting Layer | Colors | Desaturate. Rename the layers if you want, but we'll only be using these two.
Now make the Upper Layer active and set its Layer Mode to Color like so:
Here's the fun part! Grab a brush (I used a very large brush because I've got a lot of "uncoloring" to do) and start painting. Everywhere you brush, your color image will become uncolored. Keep brushing away those areas you want to "remove". For the highly detailed areas, pick a small, fuzzy brush and zoom in really close.
That's all there is to it. Now can it get any easier? :w: How'd you do?
Here's my final product.
Keep on GIMPing!!
Posted 20 May 2005 - 10:42 PM
Also, for bandwidth purposes maybe instead of displaying the entire original image you could just link to it.
Posted 20 May 2005 - 11:08 PM
You'll still have to manually extract the details you want, however.
As far as the picture, that was Ali's request. If he ok's moving it elsewhere, I'll modify it. :l:
Hope this helps.
Posted 25 May 2005 - 05:12 PM
Posted 23 June 2005 - 01:55 AM
There's a 100 ways to skin a cat. I was just providing a tutorial to show the use of the layer "color" mode.
Posted 24 September 2005 - 02:15 AM
I also think it looks kool like this. It looks like its been cut out of a magazine.
Posted 25 April 2006 - 08:45 PM
can you select parts of the butterly to be greyed?
One guy did a skater, as you can see above. If I did that photo...I'd want the sweat shirt (Hoody) and shoes to be colored while the rest of him is greyed. Is this possible?
A detailed tut on this would be great. Thanks.
Posted 23 June 2007 - 11:56 PM
pixkid@macmini~$ open -a Gimp.app bash: you want fries with that pixkid@macmini~$ echo No thank you, I am on a diet. bash: you make me feel unloved with your excuses pixkid@macmini~$ echo What? Are you insinuating that I do not eat your food? When did shells ever execute commands relevant to cooking? bash: shells duh ever think of seafood pixkid@macmini~$ echo No fair, stop searching puns, you have Lynx and Google to use! bash: ugh you humans are so annoying bash: logout [Process completed]