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Grayscale to color

Jul 20, 2012, 13:13
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Grayscale to color
I want to change a grayscale image to color how do i do it?
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Jul 20, 2012, 14:37
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RE: Grayscale to color
If you want to restore something close to the original color, by painting over the grayscale, add a layer in "color" mode and paint on it. It will keep the details from the grayscale image.

If you want fun, "Colors/Map/Palette map", or "Colors/Map/Gradient map"

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Jul 20, 2012, 17:20
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RE: Grayscale to color
(Jul 20, 2012 14:37)ofnuts Wrote:  If you want to restore something close to the original color, by painting over the grayscale, add a layer in "color" mode and paint on it. It will keep the details from the grayscale image.

If you want fun, "Colors/Map/Palette map", or "Colors/Map/Gradient map"

Can you give me some steps to do this because that doesnt work. Colors/Map/Palette was cool though lol
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Jul 20, 2012, 19:44
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RE: Grayscale to color
- load your grayscale image
- add a transparent layer over it
- put this layer in "color" mode using the layer mode selector at top of Layers list:
[attachment=1311]
- paint on that new layer:
[attachment=1312]

See also attached XCF for layers and layer modes

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Jul 28, 2012, 08:15
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RE: Grayscale to color
(Jul 20, 2012 19:44)ofnuts Wrote:  - load your grayscale image
- add a transparent layer over it
- put this layer in "color" mode using the layer mode selector at top of Layers list:

- paint on that new layer:


See also attached XCF for layers and layer modes
Eyah just cant thrive on cola mode if eyah wanna get some diffelent effect, Tongue , Vj-
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