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Color removal...

Sep 24, 2012, 00:41
Post: #1
Color removal...
Hello. I already know about the Select-->By Color and then Edit-->Clear method of removing all of a certain color from an image. The thing I was wondering was what would be the best method in Gimp to select only certain portions of a certain color in an image and have them cleared out, not all of that color. I attached an image to this post. In that image, I want to only remove the white background, not the white in the eyes of the white in the hands. If someone could help me on this, I would really appreciate it. Thanks.
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Sep 24, 2012, 00:44
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RE: Color removal...
Hmmm. I guess I am not allowed to attach files to my posts. Oh well. Still, I would really appreciate it if someone could help me. Thanks again.
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Sep 24, 2012, 06:03
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RE: Color removal...
You can mix selections by addition, subtraction and intersection. Typically in your case, I would:

- select the white use Color selection
- change tools to "Free selection",
- depress the Ctrl-key (add a "-" sign to the pointer)
- select and area around each eye

You can also save you various selection to channels, and then combine them using the operations above. See the "Selection" link in my sig.

Note: "Color selection" selects according to proximity to a given color, close colors get partially selected, and if you if you delete/clear something partially selected, it becomes partially transparent.

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Sep 25, 2012, 12:41
Post: #4
RE: Color removal...
Thanks for this excellent reply. You means I can also crop the images and color them with different color. Right? Can I use the same tools for changing the face as well?

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