How do you do the "gritty" effect on gimp like on picnik?
- B KLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
You can get a very similar effect in GIMP quite easily.
Open your image first, then right click the background layer in the layers palette and choose duplicate layer.
Now click TOOLS > GEGL OPERATION > choose the C2G operation - leave the settings at the default, click OK - this will make the layer black and white.
In the layers palette set the layer mode to Overlay.
Click on the coloured background layer to select it, then click COLORS > HUE-SATURATION and pull back the saturation slider to about -60, click OK.
If the effect is too harsh, you can limit it's strength by selecting the black and white layer, and reducing the layer opacity with the slider.
Note: The GEGL C2G operation can take some time to show the preview especially if it's a large image, so be patient.
- Anonymous3 years ago
Gritty Photo EffectSource(s): https://shrinkurl.im/a0H8Y