Post # 1
I just bought an image from istock that I love for some invitations and have been able to manipulate the size on Inkscape, but not change the color. Does anyone know how I can do this on Inkscape? If I can’t, what free graphics software can I try? I tried downloading Illustrator last week, but it said that my screen resolution is not enough. How do I change that?! Please help!!
Post # 3
If you do get illustrator you can just click on the item and find the color you want and use the fill tool (usually). That’s what I did with mine. You might really have to play around with it though. Good luck!
Post # 4
In Microsoft Publisher it is also very easy to change the color of an image. Just copy and paste it into a document and then right click it –> "Format Picture". In the "Picture Tab" of the window, click "Recolor". From the pulldown color menu, you can either pick a standard color or click on more colors to create a custom color. It sounds like a lot of steps, but it is actually very simple.
I work with GIMP and Photoshop and I sometimes find it easier to manipulate the color of a graphic or clip art in Publisher and then copy and paste it into my new GIMP or Photoshop document. The "magic wand" selector in those types of programs is often difficult to set on a sensitivity so that it will pick up the parts of the graphic that you want recolored and not pick up those parts you don’t want recolored. Hope that makes sense!
Post # 6
For me, I find this easiest to do on Microsoft Word. Copy and Paste the image into a NEW Document, and then "click" on it, choose "Format Picture" and you will then click on "Recolor Picture", it will give you many variations in contrast as well….but the colors are limited. This works FAST and easily if its standard colors with differentvariations .
You can also control the contrast and brightness within this same menu. Good luck, and have fun! Let us know how it worked for you!