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Multicolored Effect on Photo with #GIMP

Posted in GIMP with tags , , , , on 04/23/2010 by itsmeela

I just learned a cool effect but very easy to do!  It’s applying a colored effect on your photo.

Let’s get to work!

Create a new image. You can choose any size that you want. I made mine 200 x 300px to fit the image that I used. Then open your image as layer.

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Desaturate.  With the image layer selected, go to C0lor -> Desaturate.

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Photocopy.  Go to Filters -> Artistic -> Photocopy.  Then play with the settings to make it look like the one below.  The more black areas, the better.

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Select regions by color. With the use of the ‘select regions by color tool’, click on any of the black part. Your image should look like the one below.

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Delete your image layer.  Now you are left with your background layer with the dotted ‘marching ants’ outline of your image.

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Create a new transparent layer.  Set your Foreground and background colors.  Use red for the foreground and blue for the background. Then select the Gradient tool.  Set it to Normal at 100% opacity then choose FG to BG.

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With the use of the gradient tool, click on the picture then drag it making a line over your picture.  It can either be horizontal or vertical depending on you.  Your image should look like the one below.

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Then click Select -> None to remove the selection.

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We now have our final output.  Spot the difference.

Hope you enjoyed it! Thanks to my source!  😉

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