>On 02/17/2011 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:
>> 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
------big snip --------
>Conceal the trickery by flipping the clipart vertically :-)
>Unless someone has a better solution?
You can get a 'reasonable' result in Gimp. The colours actually select quite
well and I found painting over with a large brush better than a bucket fill.
Still those annoying pixels around the dark blue area spoil it.
A better solution?
Best results by far were with inkscape so maybe OP should consult the inkscape
my attempt here http://imgur.com/UPWO2
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