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Colour Tint Photographs (Fill Layer) GIMP

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This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to Colour Tint an Image using a Colour Fill Layer. To work along, you are welcome to download the Start Image I am working with HereUnzip the file and open the image onto GIMP’s workspace.

Notes
You can quickly Undo a step at any time by pressing Ctrl then Z. Alternatively, click a previous Undo History snapshot - Windows then Dockable Dialogues then click Undo History. In addition, to Zoom in (or Zoom out) of your image; from the top menu choose View then select a Zoom Tool from
the subsequent drop-down list.

Launch GIMP & Organise Its Workspace & Palettes

1/
Open your choice of Start Image onto GIMP’s workspace - File then Open - Ctrl then O.

Note
Ensure the Layers and the Undo History Palettes are visible, and then drag them into position over your workspace - (Windows then Dockable Dialogues - then click Layers and Undo History).



2/
Now, create a Transparent Layer by clicking the following Create a new layer tab. Then name the New Layer something like Tint, and click OK.

            



3/
Then set the Foreground Colour Swatch to a colour you would your tint to be. I am selecting Blue.

           

4/
From the left-side Toolbox, activate the Bucket Fill Tool.



And enter the following settings into the Option Box.



Now, still working on the New Transparent (Fill) Layer, left-click over your image to Fill it with the Foreground Swatch.

               

5/
Understand Layers - Understand Blend Modes
Then change the New Transparent (Fill) Layer’s Blend Mode from Normal to Overlay.

               

Tip
For personal results, experiment with different Blend Modes and Layer Opacities.
 
6/
To finish, from the top menu, choose Image and then choose Flatten Image.



7/
Congratulations, your Colour Tinted Image is complete,
and it is ready to save - top menu, then File then Save As. GIMP 2.8 - File then Export.

Sharpen Tip
Your image will benefit from a Sharpening Filter: Filters then Enhance

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