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Oct 6, 2011, 08:40 (This post was last modified: Oct 6, 2011 08:40 by icor1031.)
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Change Color?
I scanned a logo that was designed with a pen. I've cleaned up most of the 'spots' from the paper, being not pure white.

Now, I would like to change the color. It was black, how do I change it to red or blue? I can't flood fill as you would imagine, because not every pixel has the same brightness.

Thanks.
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Oct 6, 2011, 10:21
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RE: Change Color?
Bucket-fill it the logo but put the bucket-fill tool in Multiply, Screen or Overlay mode. This will take in account the value of the existing pixels (each mode takes them in account a bit differently, so test them to find which works best for you).

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Oct 6, 2011, 22:53 (This post was last modified: Oct 6, 2011 22:53 by ofnuts.)
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RE: Change Color?
Come to think of it, I doubt you'll have a really good-looking logo that way. Designing on paper and scanning in is OK, but the next step is to redraw your logo in Gimp (or InkScape) using the scan as a guide: load your scan, add a transparent layer over it and draw on that layer. This is also a good technique to recover a clean, large size logo from a smallish, degraded one: http://gimpforums.com/thread-unpaid-need...ng-3d-text

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Oct 7, 2011, 04:06
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RE: Change Color?
Darn, that's far out of my skill range..
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Oct 7, 2011, 06:30
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RE: Change Color?
Fairly easy actually... see http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Bezier_Selections/ and http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Drawing_Shapes/

The Path tool is something that is completely overlooked by beginners, while it's the secret behind professional looks.

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