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What is the correct way to change the color of an element in GIMP?

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I marked an image element with magic wand in GIMP and then used bucket fill to dye it in another color.

For some elements it worked well, but other elements were damaged (became more "aliased" or the bucket fill "spilled" to other adjacent areas and elements).

What is the correct way to change the color of an element in GIMP?

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To make the selection you get with the magic wand to follow your object more accurately, you can adjust the tool settings.

Two of them are particular useful:

  1. Threshold, if the selection of the magic wand is too big or too small, tweaking this parameter is a good starting point.

  2. If you don't find a good value for the threshold to distinguish your object from the surrounding, the next thing to try is changing the select by method. Try to find a property in which your object differs from the surrounding. E.g. if one is red and the other green, try with the Red method, if one is dark and the other is light, use the Lightness etc.

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The free selection indeed helped me in the select; about the actual dye action, please update if you ... (2 comments)

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