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blending 3 colors into 1 different color

Apr 10, 2012, 20:42
Post: #1
blending 3 colors into 1 different color
hi guys,

I'm a big newbie if it comes to photo editing and I found myself with a little problem.
in this post I attached a picture, this picture is related to this topic.

If you open the picture and see it u see 3 dragon heads, one white, one blue and one red.

what I am trying to do is make the centre orange and let those 3 colors blend into orange.

that's why the topic name '3 colors into 1 diffrent color'.

I tried things with the circular flashlight effect (sorry dont know the name of the effect)

but the goal is that only the colors change and NOT the background.

does anyone of you have a tutorial for this ?

sorry if this is unclear for you, I just dont know how to explain it that well.

regards


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Apr 10, 2012, 22:30
Post: #2
RE: blending 3 colors into 1 different color
1) Separate the dragons from the background using the method show there: http://gimpforums.com/thread-proper-subj...44#pid8044
2) This should give you dragons on a transparent layer. You can add a full black layer below to obtain the original image.

Then:

Method 1:
- make a circular selection, the size of where you want half transparency
- "Select/feather" the selection and give half the width of the transition
- Select the dragons layer in the Layers list
- Lock the alpha channel the layer with dragons ("lock" checkbox at top of the Layers list)
- Bucket fill the selection with orange

[attachment=1076]

Method 2:
- set the foreground color to orange
- select the foreground-to-transparent gradient
- Select the dragons layer in the Layers list
- Lock the alpha channel the layer with dragons ("lock" checkbox at top of the Layers list)
- start the blend tool, set to radial shape
- click on the center and drag to where you want the orange to disappear

[attachment=1077]

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Apr 11, 2012, 11:06
Post: #3
RE: blending 3 colors into 1 different color
thanks alot

this was a great help Smile

awesome job there !
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Apr 12, 2012, 10:22
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RE: blending 3 colors into 1 different color
it's me, zhoriax again ...

I found a little problem on the picture, if you look at the posts before u see that every dragon has some kind of tail, one red and two blue ones, one of the blue tailes needs to be white, how do I change that without redoing it all over ?
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Apr 12, 2012, 10:32
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RE: blending 3 colors into 1 different color
Keep the alpha lock on (I assume the dragons are still on a separate layer with transparent background) and paint over with a brush. No need to be accurate since the alpha-lock will take care of the "spills".

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Apr 12, 2012, 11:38
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RE: blending 3 colors into 1 different color
problem is, the image is flattened, and if I open the picture as layers, I cant change it
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Apr 12, 2012, 12:27
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RE: blending 3 colors into 1 different color
Start over, and learn to never, ever, flatten an image... (always keep the XCF if you spent more than 10 minutes), and use "New from visible" when you need to work on merged layers). Flattening is implicit when exporting to "flat" image formats anyway.

If you start completely over, then use Method 1, but after making your circular selection, use the quickmask mode to edit it, and paint with black the dragon tails you don't want to change. This will remove them from the selection and they won't be repainted.

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Apr 12, 2012, 16:24
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RE: blending 3 colors into 1 different color
(Apr 12, 2012 12:27)ofnuts Wrote:  Start over, and learn to never, ever, flatten an image... (always keep the XCF if you spent more than 10 minutes), and use "New from visible" when you need to work on merged layers). Flattening is implicit when exporting to "flat" image formats anyway.
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