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Color Tutorial by BloodMoonEquinox Color Tutorial by BloodMoonEquinox
November 23, 2012

Another tutorial! :boogie: This time is on how to change the color of an image.

I forgot to add in the tutorial itself, to get the rainbow effect, you just select a rainbow gradient, set it to linear, and drag it across the flower. It conforms to the transparency lock just like the solid color does.

I'm sure there're already tutorials like this out there, I just discovered this method on my own a few months back. It might not be original, but hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. :)



EDIT 12/29/12: OMG I got a DD! :squee: I was wondering why I had 250+ feedback messages this morning when my average is around 30! :XD: It'll take me awhile but I promise I'll give thank-yous and llamas for everybody! :hug: Thanks so much to ^PirateLotus-Stock for featuring it! :iconsquishhugplz: :heart:
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WinterNyx Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Photographer
Very nice. I love how simple it is to understand nice work :)
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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:iconwinternyx:
WinterNyx Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Photographer
Not a problem! :glomp:
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TrinitySage Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I featured your tutorial in my journal today!
Here's the link if you'd like to check it out - fav.me/d6k39b7
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! :happybounce:
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TrinitySage Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you're welcome!
thank you for sharing your tutorial!
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, me again ^^;

I followed the steps but when I get to changing the foreground colour, there doesn't seem to be an option for changing it to black :(
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
There are multiple ways of changing the foreground color--if you double-click the foreground color box in the toolbox (those two boxes on top of each other in the middle of the toolbox, the top one is foreground) a new dialogue box will pop up where you can choose your color, either by the slider or entering a value on the side. Next to those two boxes on top of each other is a tiny icon version of the two boxes; just click that and it resets your colors to default. :)
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hmmm...I'll give that a go. Thanks!
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winxlover12345 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
this tutorial will help me a lot in the future.
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student General Artist
That's great to hear! :thumbsup:
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Portalpup Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I dont have the layers list/tab D: , how do i get it? ( i have version 2.11 of GIMP)
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
In the top menu bar, click Windows>Dockable Dialogues>Layers. :) I think that Crtl+L (on a PC) and Cmd+L (on a MAC) will also open the layers panel.
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Portalpup Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you :3
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm stuck on Step 4. I can't seem to find the Change Foreground Colour box :(
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
It's in the middle of the toolbar on the left-hand side--double-click the two overlapping color boxes, and the color dialogue box should pop up. :)
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I found it! Thanks so much again :)
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Uh, this is lame, I know, but is there such a tutorial for Photoshop CS2? (I got it fo free)
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I think with a bit of tweaking, you could probably adapt this method to work for Photoshop. :) I've never used CS2, only CS5, so I don't know how advanced the CS2 is compared to CS5 and GIMP. Try searching for a coloring tutorial in the Resources and Stock Images gallery, or check out some of the tutorial groups here in deviantART such as #TutorialsClub or #ArtistsHospital. Perhaps someone there might know how to help you! :D
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, OK.

CS2 is less advanced than CS5. Not sure how advanced in relation to GIMP.

Good idea, thanks! :)
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crazystarshiine Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Much easier/more effective way:
adjust levels
adjust hue/saturation

boom.

desaturating the rose just gets rid of all the great mixtures of colors and turns the shadows black...
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes, that works as well! :) Often when I do that, though, the gradation of colors becomes pixellated. Since I like having very dark, dramatic shadows in my photomanipulations, the black shadows don't bother me too much. :) Whatever floats your boat, you know! :D
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crazystarshiine Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tru dat! :)
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jimsta26 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for the tips!
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
You're quite welcome! :D
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cozacam Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome, very helpful, especially for beginners :)
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Great to hear! :happybounce: Thank you!! :D
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
useful ^^ thank you
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :happybounce:
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PhoenixFluff Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice tutorial!!
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!! :happybounce:
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Marzipan-x3 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Congratulations on the DD! :hug:
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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Captain-Sol Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Thank-you so much for the tutorial! I had to try this out as soon as I saw this, [link] :D
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
You're so welcome! :happybounce: I'm glad that it worked out so nicely for you! :D
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appocrea Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Greetings, fellow GIMP user.
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Greetings! :alien:
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MomoHinamoru Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Artist
i need a rpg maker tutorial plz
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm sorry, but I don't know anything about RPGs. :)
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MomoHinamoru Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Artist
:(
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Day-night-sleeper Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So in def.....
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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Day-night-sleeper Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem.....


so pretty....
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MrsVenetiaShellhorn Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats on the DD!
this is so very helpful!
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!! :happybounce: I'm glad you find it useful! :aww:
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XDemiseEmoGirlX Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hi! congrats for the DD, its amazing :)
have a nice day :heart: (:
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! :happybounce:
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rosebfischer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the tip about lock transparency. That's awesome.
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem! :D Lock transparency is a huge timesaver, especially since GIMP doesn't yet have a "clipping mask" option like Photoshop does (at least, not to my knowledge! ;))
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rosebfischer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, neither does Paint Shop Pro, but I think it does have a lock transparency option.
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