On 2/17/2011 11:24 PM, Suntot wrote:
>> On 02/17/2011 03:00 AM, Suntot wrote:
>>> Well, I am new at this. Not even sure if what I am attempting is possible. 
>>> I am trying to change a specific color in an image. If I use 'color 
>>> selection' the edges don't change color. So I am trying to use color to 
>>> alpha... But, when I select by color, it seems to select all similar color 
>>> in the area, thus when I add a new layer it does the change the color I 
>>> wanted to change, but it also changes the rest of the image with a similar 
>>> color tone. What can I do to precisely select a specific color or portion 
>>> of an image with color to alpha?
>> Color-to-alpha only applies to the selection, so you can restrict its
>> effects by doing a selection first. For instance to remove a background,
>> use the wand to get a rough selection of the background, grow the
>> selection by  a couple of pixels so that it includes the edges of the
>> foreground, and perform color-to-alpha.
> I tried doing a selection but since both colors are similar it selects all. 
> Changed selection thresholds and it still doesn't work. Here is what I am 
> trying to change: 
> http://www.weddingclipart.com/wca/edittemplate.do?template=218069
> I am trying to change the colors of the scrolls on the wedding invitation. 
> The dark blue into a red, the lighter into a black. Yet I can't seem to get 
> it to work flawlessly. Please help. thanks
I would use Select by Color tool, and adjust threshold in the Tool 
Options Menu.

Then bucket fill.

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