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Gimp Coloring

This is a tutorial for Gimp.
The name might be misleading, What I'll show you here is how you make the lines stick on one layer, and the background / color on another. :)
Then I'll take a little coloring in here too. :P

The screenshots are in swedish, but I think you can get it anyway. :)
And I'll probably explain a little too much, with much basics and so,
but take it as you are very smart instead ;P

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This tutorial is made by [Zab]

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First you open your image. :P



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Then duplicate the background layer, press the marked item down in the right corner, this is because I can't move it otherwise..;P



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And delete the original layer by pressing the other marked item, this is important; do not delete the 'background-copy'!. :)


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On Layer properties, choose multiply, it's on 'normal' before you do that.


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Make a new layer by pressing the 'new layer' thingy in the right corner, and then OK.


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Now, select the background layer-copy by clicking it.
Then press the button I've marked :)
You want to shift places on the layers, so the background-copy is on top. :)
Now your image will disappear, but don't worry, it's ok!


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Mark the new layer, chose the paintbucket tool, and paint that layer white. Now you'll see your image again! ;)

And now it's time to color!
- Gimp Coloring - the coloring

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2009-01-24 [ForeverNothing]: orrrr you can set the mode to multiply lol

2009-01-25 [Duke Devlin]: Orrrr you can shh. :P This is a perfectly good way of doing it, and it has gotten me a long way.

2009-01-25 [Zab]: The tutorial is about setting the mode to multiply ;) But you can't o that in a background layer. (Or couldn't at the time I made the tutorial)

2009-01-25 [ForeverNothing]: whats the need for a background layer anyway (sorry i'm new, i've only coloured a few things from it). What does it do?

2009-01-26 [Zab]: The ''background layer'' here are the lines and it becomes a backgoundlayer when you scan them in. Otherwise, it's nice with a backgroundlayer i you don't want the picture to get some weird colour due to transparency in jpeg or lack of colour that you can't see. It's also easier to colour if you can colour under the lines.

2009-01-27 [Duke Devlin]: Nyaha! [EDIT:] Sorry, that was really unhelpful of me. :P It's been ages since I read this tutorial, so I forgot what exactly it was getting at, but Wen, you shouldn't jump so quickly. :P

2009-02-03 [ForeverNothing]: ok ok... sorry *depressed* :P

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