Use Color Balance with the GIMP Application

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Steps

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    You should have the program open and an image ready to use.
    You can refer to our other tutorials to find out exactly how to do that.
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    First click "Colors" in the horizontal menu at the top of the screen.
    "Toolbox" may cover the menu, but you can move it.
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    Click "Color Balance..." It has a grey icon with red and white dots inside.
    A dialogue box will appear where you can specify your preferences.
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    Click the "Preset" drop-down menu to select a preset.
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    You can choose to adjust the "Shadows", "Midtones", or "Highlights" values by clicking the radio button next to them.
    The default selection is "Midtones".
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    After that, you can adjust the color levels by clicking and dragging the scrollers.
    These are between "Cyan" or "Red", "Magenta" or "Green", and "Yellow" or "Blue".
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    You can also adjust these levels by manually typing numbers in the text boxes.
    The text boxes are to the right of each scroller.
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    In the lower-left corner of this dialogue box, make sure "Preview" is checked.
    This will allow you to view any changes as they are made before you apply them to the image.
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    Clicking "Reset Range" will reset all of the color levels back to zero.
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    To save the preset click the plus icon at the top of the screen.
    The icon is next to the "Presets" drop-down menu.
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    Once you are satisfied, click "OK" to apply the changes.
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