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Colour changing

Mar 7, 2012, 16:22
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Colour changing
Hi there! I'm fairly new to GIMP and I'm having problems.

I'm trying to change colours using the fill tool, but I only get different shades of grey, whatever colour I change it to. I've tested a couple of things and can't work out how to alter this... likewise, the defult patterns also come out in black, white and grey... anyone help please?

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Mar 7, 2012, 17:04
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RE: Colour changing
Make sure that you image is in mode RGB ("Image/Mode/RGB") and change it if not. Indexed-color images (GIF) can't have more colors that what is already in the color map, and grayscale image can of course only get black/gray/white .

Btw, coloring a grayscale image using color fill isn't the good way. A good way is to:

- add a transpernt layer over the layer you want to color
- put that mayer in "overlay" mode using the selector at top of the Layers list
- paint on that layer


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