Thursday, July 5, 2012

GIMP Tutorial - Chocolate Cream B&W Photo Edit

Well, this is it. My very first post on Paper Heart Camera. I am really excited to be here, and even more so that the other wonderful ladies here think that I have something worth contributing. I could probably go on and on about this, but lets just get to the good stuff.

Today I am sharing a GIMP tutorial with you. If you don't know, GIMP is a great, free option when Photoshop is just not something you can afford at the moment. Once you figure it out, you can pretty much do all the same things in it that you would do in Photoshop.

Today I am going to share a video tutorial on how to re-create my Chocolate Cream BW Action in GIMP.

Here is a before and after of the action:

And here is the tutorial:

This was my very first video tutorial, so hopefully you were able to follow. But, just in case, here are the steps.
1. Open your image in GIMP and duplicated the background layer.
2. Go up to Colors - Desaturate and choose average.
3. Go back up to Colors - Levels and move the black slider a bit to the right to bring out the blacks more and add a bit more contrast.
4. Add a new layer and fill this layer with a dark brown color. Set this layer on blending mode Soft Light at 100% opacity.
5. Add another new layer, but this time fill it with a light creamy color. Set this layer on blending mode Overlay at 85%.
6. And that is it!

I hope you enjoyed this little GIMP tutorial!

Desirae R


  1. This is great. I wish I knew how to make the video tutorials. So cool. I am so glad that you can share gimp stuff. Thank you n

  2. Making this video pretty much took me all day to figure out! I had so many issues. That being said... I think I may have figured out a more solid direction of what I want my blog to be because of it.

  3. Excellent. My son switched to a computer that can't support Photoshop & so now he's using Gimp. He's going to love learning how to do this. Thanks!!

  4. I have never even heard of GIMP - very cool. Thanks for sharing this!!!

    1. It is very good idea. You can edit the photographs and do whatever changes what you want. You can easily get this tutorial to edit the images.

  5. I have never heard of GIMP and I definitely can't afford Photoshop. I will have to check it out :)

  6. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.


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