Slices of Life: The Blog of Urbin Photography

Observations by Photographer Mark Urbin

Selective Colorization using GIMP

Photoshop can be a tad expensive, so a lot of photographers turn to GIMP, an open source digital image editor with many of the same features.

A common trick of digital editing is Selective Colorization.  That is where you have a single color in an otherwise black and white photo.  Here is a straightforward tutorial on how to do that in GIMP

Here is an example.  Note the red on the belt.

Selective Colorization example

Here is another example and two more.

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January 29, 2009 - Posted by | Black and White, How To, Martial Arts, People, Photography | , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. I love this picture Mark. It’s lovely. I tried Gimp about 6 months ago, but I’m not tech savvy enough for it I guess. Wish I was. You do beautiful work. GBU Reland1

    Comment by Duliece Melton | January 29, 2009 | Reply

  2. Thanks! GIMP is a useful tool, but doesn’t have the support that Photoshop does. It also doesn’t the $600+ price tag of Photoshop either. This process is pretty straightforward, at least I found so, and it gives some insight into the power of layers.

    Comment by Mark Urbin | January 29, 2009 | Reply

  3. […] A nice way to touch up Black & White photographs and fairly easy to do.  […]

    Pingback by More post production work. « Slices of Life: The Blog of Urbin Photography | February 4, 2009 | Reply


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