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How to colourise in 2.8

Jun 30, 2014, 01:51
Post: #1
How to colourise in 2.8
Hi All

Just upgraded from Gimp 2.0 to Gimp 2.8 and can no longer colourise anything. In 2.0 it was about two commands and ten seconds, but that facility seems to have gone in 2.8 and I would really appreciate some help. I have searched YouTube for help but got nowhere.

My goal is simple: I have a black and white image, and I want to colourise part of it. That's all I want to do. The image is of a house and I want to make the front door of the house blue while leaving the rest of the image black and white. In 2.0 this was very simple - select the area you wanted to change and then choose color>color balance and you were done.

Very grateful to anyone who can help me out!

Regards & Thanks in advance.
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Jun 30, 2014, 07:15
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RE: How to colourise in 2.8
(Jun 30, 2014 01:51)doodledardle Wrote:  Hi All

Just upgraded from Gimp 2.0 to Gimp 2.8 and can no longer colourise anything. In 2.0 it was about two commands and ten seconds, but that facility seems to have gone in 2.8 and I would really appreciate some help. I have searched YouTube for help but got nowhere.

My goal is simple: I have a black and white image, and I want to colourise part of it. That's all I want to do. The image is of a house and I want to make the front door of the house blue while leaving the rest of the image black and white. In 2.0 this was very simple - select the area you wanted to change and then choose color>color balance and you were done.

Very grateful to anyone who can help me out!

Regards & Thanks in advance.
Welcome,
I can do what you say in 2.8, so check your Image->Mode is not Grayscale and is set to RGB.
If that is not the issue, then post the House image so we can help to solve your issue.
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Jun 30, 2014, 19:30
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RE: How to colourise in 2.8
fluffybunny2 & ofnuts

Many sincere thanks to you both. Thanks for your suggestion about using the color tool in this way, ofnuts - I found it to be just what I was looking for. As you can tell, I was cheating using the color balance tool so I'm pleased I have a superior method now. The image was set to RGB by the way, so not sure what was going on, but perhaps it was down the dark and humourless path of "layers" where I get lost so often...

Regards and thanks!
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