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From complete black and white to color

Feb 23, 2011, 22:23
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From complete black and white to color
I made an image that has only two colors (not grayscale) only true black and true white. I want to know how to change these colors independently to whatever color. Basically what I did to this image was throw it in MS Paint and converted it to black and white. How would I change these colors? I'm friggin' brand new to this stuff, and I am sorry if this question has been regurgitated millions of times, but if you could appoint me to a thread that explains it then thanks a lot Smile.
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Feb 24, 2011, 01:18
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RE: From complete black and white to color
With pure black and pure white this is really easy. Use the select by color tool to select either black or white, and then use bucket paint on selection.

If you want to be fancier it is quite easy because once you have a selection the paint tools only paint the selected pixels, so you can for instance easily fill the white with a gradient, or do broad brush strokes without spilling over in the black.

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Mar 7, 2011, 03:18
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RE: From complete black and white to color
(Feb 24, 2011 01:18)ofnuts Wrote:  With pure black and pure white this is really easy. Use the select by color tool to select either black or white, and then use bucket paint on selection.

If you want to be fancier it is quite easy because once you have a selection the paint tools only paint the selected pixels, so you can for instance easily fill the white with a gradient, or do broad brush strokes without spilling over in the black.

Thanks a lot for the great help. It worked! GIMP kicks ass Wink
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