This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to create a funky photo conversion using the Curves Editor. To work along, you are welcome to download the Start Image I am working with Here. Unzip the file and open the image onto GIMP’s workspace.
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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.
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Launch GIMP & Organise Its Workspace & Palettes
Open your Start Image onto GIMP’s workspace - File then Open - Ctrl then O.
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).
Now, from the top menu, choose Colours and then choose Curves.
Now, from the subsequent Curves Editor dialogue box, click two Points (little circles), over the Diagonal Curve, as illustrated below.
You can revert the Diagonal Curve back to its original form at any time by clicking the Curves Editor’s Reset tab. This is found at the bottom of the Curves dialogue box.
Now that you have clicked two Points along the Adjustment Curve. Hover your cursor over the right-side Point, and gently tug it towards the left. This bends the Horizontal Line (the Adjustment Curve) - as demonstrated below.
Now, gently tug the left-side Point towards the right-side - as demonstrated below.
For personal results, it’s important to experiment with the Curves Editor. Perhaps clicking and manipulating additional Points along the curves, until you are happy with the outcome.
When you are happy with your Funky Curve result, complete the conversion by clicking the following OK tab.
Congratulations, your work is complete, and it is ready to save - top menu, then File then Save As.
Now you are more familiar with this technique, you can enliven photographs by creating personalised Funky Curve Conversions.
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