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How do I colorize a graphic correctly?

Oct 29, 2013, 02:36
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How do I colorize a graphic correctly?
So I have this black and white graphic below.

[Image: FINAL_anhydrite.png]

And I would like to change the white background to a particular shade of colour, say pink. Now because I'm not 100% sure how to do this I've just been using the paint bucket fill tool to change the colour. But as you can see below, that is not 100% correct as the shades of black that make up the graphic do not "add" to make up pink shades.

[Image: design.png]

I would like the result to be this:

[Image: 24_10_2013_10_03_46_AM.png]

I know I have to use something under the "Colors" menu but am not sure where to begin.

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Oct 29, 2013, 06:33 (This post was last modified: Oct 29, 2013 07:54 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: How do I colorize a graphic correctly?
Color to alpha filter does this nicely Smile

First
make an all pink background layer, put it under the carrot(arrows) layer

Then with the arrows layer selected/highlighted in the layers window go to:

Colors > Color to Aplha
- Pick color white if its not picked already, tadaaa!

My result with your image in this animation (coming soon!)

Click image to see animation (6 frames in total)


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Oct 30, 2013, 05:31
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RE: How do I colorize a graphic correctly?
Thank you very much
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