Curve Set VII

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    Alrighty, here is curve set 7 for GIMP. The picture featured is Summer Days

    This time I thought I'd do a full tutorial description , as I have tweaked my editing a little bit.
    Follow the lime green numbers.

    1. In red, you can see an arrow pointing to the gradient tool. Make sure this is selected. The next few red arrows point to things you must change. The mode must be set to "Overlay", the Gradient must be set to "FG to BG (RGB)" (and the little box beside the gradient picture must be check marked) and the shape must be set to "Radial".

    2. Click the middle of the photo, hold down your mouse button, drag the mouse to any outer corner of your image, and then release. Then your gradient will show up. It should be lighter in the middle and darker on the outer edges.

    3. In the "channels, layers undo" box, select the thumbnail of your image, right click, and scroll down to "duplicate layer". A second thumbnail should appear above the first. Select this thumbnail, and then click the tiny downwards arrow across from the word "Mode" (which is kinda at the top of the channels, undo layers box). Scroll down and click the word overlay, and then set the opacity of this layer to 50%.

    4. After the changes in step 3 are made, your image should have well defined highlights and shadows.

    5. Go to the top main bar of GIMP, and click the word "Colours" then scroll down to the word "Curves" and click that. Make your graphs look like mine by pulling at the graph curves. Switch between graphs by clicking the arrow beside the word "Channel"

    6. Click "OK" at the bottom of the curves box, and you should arrive with the finished product.

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    1. josemanuelerre 56 months ago | reply

      thanks as always for your help!

    2. juanfra684 56 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the tutorial! :)

    3. avalilly 56 months ago | reply

      ahh interesting. I don't normally check the RGB side of curves that much. I'll have to try this sometime!

    4. WΛHID 56 months ago | reply

      So great what u can stumble upon here on flickr...thanks to some fiine contacts like urself! THANKS, I actually never used these, but now I dare to !

    5. * AnitarrR * 56 months ago | reply

      Yay! Thanks a lot for sharing this and for all this explanation!! :-D

      EDIT: I did my version using your settings... Again, thanks a loooot for this, I think I'm in love with the final result :-)))

    6. pimontes 56 months ago | reply

      Thanks , love it!!

    7. Ritxy 56 months ago | reply

      Thank you for share :-)

    8. megandeanok 56 months ago | reply

      Steps one through three were very useful. Thank you!

    9. Fabio Sabatini 56 months ago | reply

      thank you for sharing!

    10. Sibbzisaurus 56 months ago | reply

      oh my god, you are a genius have been trying to find decent gimp tutorials and tips, thanks so much! x

    11. simply.crafty 55 months ago | reply

      Love your curves sets! It is kind of you to share!!!

    12. Hollogram 55 months ago | reply

      Love it!

      i tried it and it doesn't look exactly like it
      but i like the result

    13. Cassiarta [deleted] 54 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much, this helped me a lot xD

    14. fpbandiola_11 51 months ago | reply

      thanks thanks thanks!!!

    15. john.purvis 51 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much for sharing.

    16. Raymond's Glass Eye 39 months ago | reply

      Many, many thanks!!

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