Use Color Balance with the GIMP Application
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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to adjust color balance in GIMP in Windows 7.
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.
First click "Colors" in the horizontal menu at the top of the screen. "Toolbox" may cover the menu, but you can move it.
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.
Click the "Preset" drop-down menu to select a preset.
You can choose to adjust the "Shadows", "Midtones", or "Highlights" values by clicking the radio button next to them. The default selection is "Midtones".
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".
You can also adjust these levels by manually typing numbers in the text boxes. The text boxes are to the right of each scroller.
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.
Clicking "Reset Range" will reset all of the color levels back to zero.
To save the preset click the plus icon at the top of the screen. The icon is next to the "Presets" drop-down menu.
Once you are satisfied, click "OK" to apply the changes.
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