GIMP – Using Color Balance

We are going to start this with another photo from that same set as the last one. This time, we are going to use the Color Balance tool to brighten the reds and eliminate the turquoise in the photo.

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Lets start by opening the Color Balance dialog box.

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The three main sliders on this dialog allow for adjusting the levels of the six major colors. In my example, I’ve turned the red all the way up, and the magenta most of the way up in order to bring out the color of the truck. Turning up the yellow helped to prevent the magenta from being too strong, and it helped reduce the turquoise, as I was reducing the blue at the same time.

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Here is the final version:

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