Adjust a Curve in the GIMP App

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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to adjust curves in GIMP in Windows 7.

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Steps

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    You should have GIMP open and an image ready to use
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    You can refer to our other tutorials to find out exactly how to do that.
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    First, click "Colors" on the top-left side of the window
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    If the menu is hidden by "Toolbox", then just move it
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    Then, click "Curves..."
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    A dialogue box will appear.
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    You can choose a preset if you have one from the drop-down menu
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    If you make a preset, you can save it by pressing the plus sign just next to the arrow of the drop-down menu
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    Next, click the "Channel" drop-down menu
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    Click the color channel that you would like to adjust.
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    Click the "Curve type" drop-down menu
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    Click "Smooth".
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    Click and drag the curve points on the graph to change it
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    Experiment with the curve to get it how you want.
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    Make sure that "Preview" is checked
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    Click the "Curve type" drop-down menu
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    Click "Freehand".
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    You can draw the curve on the graph now
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    You can reset all of the options by clicking "Reset"
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    Once you are satisfied with the changes, click "OK"
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