Here you can change the color levels bars to change the color on the image. If your photo is a passport photo like the example above which typically has a flat background color you can use fuzzy select tool.
Click the select by color tool button in the upper right corner of the toolbox window or press shift and o simultaneously.
How to change the color of a picture in gimp. In gimp open your image whose color needs to be changed. Open your image in the gimp program by using the open option in the file menu. Select alpha to selection.
I also use the additional selection tool scissor select tool in this example to select the shadow area. In this tutorial we will going to show you how to easily replace and change the color of an object in gimp in a realistic way for this gimp tutorial we will. Step 3 click the color in the image that you want to replace.
This type of selection tool will select areas based on color similarity. Click on the color to select from your choice of colors use the scroller and the grid line to select from the available shade of colors. When you finish the outline you ll see dashed lines around your selection.
Use the free select lasso tool with your mouse and draw an outline around the area to recolor. To select the visible portion of your image right click on the image layer in the layers dock. Gimp automatically selects the same color throughout the image.
Using the color balance to change colors. In this gimp photo editing tutorial i show you how to recolor your photos using a combination of background erasing methods and layer modes. Make sure the new transparent layer is selected on the right hand side and not the original picture.
Click on the colors menu in the menu bar and choose the color balance option in the list. Now from the menu bar click color colorize when the dialog box opens click on the color tab that displays color setup.