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This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to create a Vivid Colourised Bit Map. 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 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, from the top menu, choose Colours and then choose Threshold. And from the subsequent Threshold dialogue box, change just the setting highlighted below, and then click OK.





3/
From the top menu, choose Colours and then choose Invert.



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Now, from the top menu, choose Colours and then choose Colourify. And from the subsequent Colourify dialogue box, click a Solid Colour you like the look of, (or find a Custom Colour of your choice), and then click OK to apply it to your Image.



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Congratulations, your Colourised Bit Map Image is complete, 
and it is ready to save - top menu, then File then Save As. GIMP 2.8 - File then Export.

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