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BlueDragon
05-03-2013, 11:28 AM
Hello there.
This will be a simple Gimp tutorial on selective colouring. The technique I use is very basic, but it's very easy to do and you can get some nice results from it.

Oh, before I forget, my Gimp is in my native language (Dutch), but the options should be the same. (Even though I'm not 100% sure on the names of them)

Without further ado:

1) Import your image to Gimp:
http://puu.sh/2M5AN.jpg

2) Make a duplicate image. (Either by pressing Ctrl+D or by using image->duplicate in the toolbar)
http://puu.sh/2M5Bh.jpg

3) On the duplicate image, select image->mode->grayscale to make it black&white.
http://puu.sh/2M5Cn.jpg

4) After doing this, select image->mode again, but this time choose RGB.
http://puu.sh/2M5De.jpg

5) Take the gray duplicate image and drag it to the original image, adding it as a layer on top of the original image. Make sure the gray layer has an Alpha Channel (transparency)
http://puu.sh/2M5Fr.jpg

6) Now, select the gray layer and start erasing parts from it. I myself prefer to use the lasso tool to select an area to delete it, but any other erasing option would work as well:
http://puu.sh/2M5IP.jpg
http://puu.sh/2M5Js.jpg

That how it's done, the end result should look something like this:
http://puu.sh/2M5M4.jpg


Like I said before, this is the basic way to do it, I'm sure someone more experienced could produce something fancier, but I'm not really able to do that =P
Anyway, thanks for reading, and comment should you have any questions =)

Sulitan
05-03-2013, 12:45 PM
my Photoshop version (i thought i would tweak it a bit)
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/9652/33681713.png

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/9276/33681713.jpg