Foto Friday: Spotted in GIMP

Learning photo manipulations. Apparently none of the cool kids use the photo right out of the camera any more.

Base photo:
Spotted exercises base

Quickmask tutorial:
Spotted exercises edges

Clearing the background:
Select by color only worked so far. All of the other colors – water, railing, buildings – have corresponding bits of color on the main figure. Who knew.
Spotted exercises background

Adjusting the color:
(This is for the Blithe Traveler, who says she likes pictures that make her blink.)
Spotted exercises color2

Threshold:
Dunno what it means but it looks neat.
Spotted exercises threshold

Text:
Spotted exercises text

Result:
I can make simple changes, but get lost when the tutorial assumes a step. Random button pushing yields interesting but non-significant results. Not really seeing the point. Guess I’ll remain uncool a while longer.

Categories: Photography

2 replies »

  1. Did you notice the pole coming out of Spot’s belly? Gotta watch out for backgrounds. I can’t do all the fancy stuff either, i just make sure i get what i want in the camera as much as possible. Kids today are born knowing how to do this stuff.

  2. GIMP has a rather vertical learning curve, could be worse, you could be using imagemagick on the command line.

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