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Greyish / older looking effect: how to accomplish with GIMP?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by B-Twien, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. B-Twien

    B-Twien New Member

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    Hello all,

    I am new to this forum and looking around for some good GIMP learning stuff...

    There is so much material online that it kind of "dazzles" me.

    I was wondering if somebody would know a page / link where is explained what is being done to the 2 pics below:

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    I like what is being done to the pics, and am not looking for a tutorial on how to make a pic b/w or old looking.
    This is different, it is almost like "selective color changing"?

    Thanks for any input!

    btw: if there is a plugin / filter I could download some where that has an effect like this: even better!
     
  2. David Wood

    David Wood Moderator Staff Member

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    Colors > Hue and saturation. Turn down the saturation. This should work if a understand the question.
     
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    @ David Wood,

    Thanks for your answer, but with the saturation down I loose more the color, than I get the greyish / old looking effect right?
     
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    David Wood Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes turning down the saturation will remove most of the color. Don't turn it down all the way or else you will only have a black and white picture. You can also try making a new gray layer and turning the opacity down to around 8 or 9
     
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    work with curves! not only value, but also red, blue and green! that worked for me, i'll upload it in a minuite!
     
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    @David, leave the photography stuff to me, i know what i am talking about! ;D :wilber:
     

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