Tuesday, July 10, 2012

How to Easily Change the Color of an Image!

Hey everyone!  It's Tuesday again, and you know what that means... it's time for another Technology Tuesday post!  This week, you voted for how to easily change the color of an image!  Honestly, it'll probably take you longer to read the tutorial than you actually change the image's color... that's how quick and easy it is to do!


Here's the poll... this one won by a landslide!


Now, onto the tutorial!  Like some of the previous tutorials, it uses Gimpshop, so be sure to download it so you can practice along with the following directions!  Gimpshop is the same program we used to give a picture a transparent background, blur out faces/names in a picture, and superimpose text over an image, so you may have already downloaded it.  If not, be sure to download it for free!






You can download this tutorial as a PDF by clicking this picture!
Note: This tutorial is hosted on Google Docs.  To save it from there, just open the file and click File > Download to save onto your computer!

Thank you again to everyone for voting!  Next week, I'll add a long awaited/requested tutorial to the poll... how to create frames for TPT items!  If this wins, I'll show you how to create frames like the one below really easily!  In the meantime, you can click the picture below to get a higher-quality version of the frame (for free, of course!)


23 comments:

  1. I love this tutorial!! Thank you so much!! I look forward to the next one. :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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    1. So glad you like it! And thank you for always voting and coming back to comment!!! Enjoy!

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  2. Awesome, thank you!! Are there any other cool things to do with this program?
    Vanessa
    Kindergarten Schmindergarten

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    1. So many! You can check out some of my other tutorials (listed in the post above) for other fun tricks, but I'll definitely be adding more in the future!

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  3. Your tips are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. omg thanks for the tutorial just downloaded it ...hope i dont get lost..thanks again girl


    Just Wild About Teaching

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    1. You won't get lost! I hope it all works out for you!

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  5. I love this! I can see me staying up late playing with this one. Thanks for sharing all of your knowledge.

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    1. It really is amazing and you can get so involved playing with all three bars and totally lose track of time! I'm definitely guilty of doing that before!

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  6. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial! Your little tips are greatly appreciated!

    Maria
    Kinder-Craze

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    1. No problem! I love your technology tutorials as well! It was your word verification tutorial that even made me realize that I had the verification enabled!

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  7. Always love your tutorials!! I use powerpoint to recolor my images because that's what I use to create my products but you can't jsut save the image from there! Love this!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300

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    1. True! PowerPoint has a lot of neat little tricks like that, but like you said, you can't save it, and it also gidoing it gives you limited color options... in gimp you can pick infinite colors!

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  8. As always.....fantastic tutorial!

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  9. Found you while blog hopping. Glad I did. Thank you for this wonderful post! I am new to blogging and creating my own stuff. I have been using pixlr.com to create things. Do you happen to know if this is similar to Gimpshop? Is one "better" than the other? One thing I would love to learn how to do is to take a digital snap shot of my freebies to post on my blog. Just sayin' :)

    Michelle

    http://owlsareahoot.blogspot.com/

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    1. Pixlr is very similar to Gimpshop! I wouldn't say that one is better, it's all a matter of preference. Personally, I use photoshop, but both Pixlr and Gimpshop (and PicMonkey) give it some stiff competition for free, but it's all a matter of what you're used to/ what you get used to!

      I have the snap shot/screen shot in the poll so be sure to vote for it! I hope to blog about it soon, so stay tuned!

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  10. Can it be done with a black picture? I can't seem to make it work. Thank you!!!

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    1. It actually doesn't work with black or gray images, only with color ones! There is a way to do it but it's far more complicated... I'll put it on my to do list for my tutorials though!

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  11. Oh my gosh you have MADE MY NIGHT!
    Yesterday I made my first ever clipart image (a kangaroo) and I've been trying to change his colour by using the Colour Select and Bucket Fill Tools... they don't account for shadows so it looked pretty terrible.
    YAY! I am so excited! Thank you!

    Teacher Kirra:Maestra Kirra

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