Post Reply 

Using colour overlay

Aug 23, 2011, 07:19
Post: #1
Using colour overlay
I'm trying to edit an image to make a white railway garriage green. I've managed to change the existing colours to make it flat, and I worked out how to make highlighting by painting which saved a lot of heartbreak, but now the overlay comes through as a really garish colour or obliterates all detail.

What is the best setting to colour something like this?

I'm aware people may need more detail or attached files to answer this, please tell me what I should add...

Andy in Germany
www.workbike.wordpress.com
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Aug 23, 2011, 14:04
Post: #2
RE: Using colour overlay
(Aug 23, 2011 08:39)ofnuts Wrote:  
(Aug 23, 2011 07:19)Andy_in_Germany Wrote:  I'm aware people may need more detail or attached files to answer this, please tell me what I should add...
Attach your file here, and a sample of the general color you're aiming at.

   

Here's the image, I'm aiming roughly for Ral 6001 Emerald Green

Strangely the black/yellow cheverons seem to have worked well enough.

Andy in Germany
www.workbike.wordpress.com
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Aug 27, 2011, 01:45
Post: #3
RE: Using colour overlay
Many thanks ofnuts. I'll look at is carefully when I'm no supposed to be working and see what happens.


(Aug 23, 2011 16:27)ofnuts Wrote:  My attempt:


  • Create selection for the altered area (I used a quickly done path, path to selection, plus feather 1px)
  • Duplicate original image, desaturate, and Colors/Colorify with requested color
  • Move recolored layer below original, and cut out original using selection. Not bad but lacks a bit of 3D
  • Duplicate original, move to top, invert selection and delete (keeps altered area), and set the layer mode to overlay or hard/soft light. Hard light with half transparency looks best (better than image above, which is overlay at full blast)

Full detail in attached XCF.

Andy in Germany
www.workbike.wordpress.com
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Oct 17, 2011, 12:34 (This post was last modified: Oct 17, 2011 12:37 by Andy_in_Germany.)
Post: #4
RE: Using colour overlay
Many thanks Ofnuts. Here's 'repaint 1.1':

[Image: KBRailcarfields.jpg]

The background isn't brilliant, but it'll do. I'll work on version two when I've got time.

I used your method, most of the time, but I got a bit confused now and again. It didn't help that the front and side were different colours and under different lighting conditions so I couldn't just treat them all as one area. Still, I've made a couple of steps for now and I'll keep working on it...

Andy in Germany
www.workbike.wordpress.com
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Change the colour of the water Hymer 1 86 Mar 28, 2019 14:34
Last Post: paynekj
  Colour picker - Colour Exchange Pixel size luke83 1 255 Oct 24, 2018 10:27
Last Post: paynekj
  Making a webcam overlay thefireman85 2 275 Aug 23, 2018 18:46
Last Post: thefireman85
  Enhancing and changing colour of textures chamferman 1 434 Apr 8, 2018 22:03
Last Post: paynekj
  Is the "Change Foreground Colour" window dockable ? Ceriano 2 620 Oct 14, 2017 17:22
Last Post: Ceriano

Forum Jump:


GIMP ForumPortalArchiveContactTermsRSS