Turn your photo from This …..to…..this using Gimp!!!
Many people have asked how I do color highlighting on my photographs. I have made a video tutorial for you to help you learn how to create those color highlights on your black and white photographs using a free program from Gimp. Many people are under the impression that you have to have some big, fancy program like photoshop to create crazy, beautiful photographs but that simply is not true. All you have to know how to do is work with what you got and all I got is a free program. Please don’t be under the false impression that if you spend a lot of money on a photography program that your photos will automatically become fabulous, the program doesn’t make the photos the artist makes the photos. I hope to create a handful of videos that will help you create fabulous looking photos with a program that is free instead of with some expensive program that none of us will ever own.
Here are the steps to creating color highlights in a black and white photograph.
1. Open image in Gimp.
2. Select layers>new layer>white
3. Select Fill Bucket> Black> click white layer on photograph to fill in white with black.
4. Select Mode on layers drop down list on the left hand side> choose Color which creates the black and white effect.
5. Select eraser> choose brush size by double clicking eraser> start erasing part that you want to stay in color
6. Select Image> Flatten Image
7. Save file.
If you would like to see more video tutorials on anything from photography to makeup to household duties, whatever you want a video explanation of all you have to do is either send me an email (thedomesticdiva at gmail dot com) or leave a question in the comment section of this post and I will try to get a video made for you.
If you use this tutorial make sure you come back and leave a link to the photograph that you created color highlights on so that we can all go check out your work. I would love to see how you guys use this tutorial and make it your own.