White Balance Post – Processing with GIMP
This tutorial is all about lifting colours and putting life back into those flat looking photographs. By adjusting the White Balance you can change the Kelvin of your photograph, this can create a warm or cool effect.
First open your image in GIMP!
Then, go Colors –> Color Balance:
Now, it may vary for different photographs!
However, move the sliders as shown below, this will reduce the amount of blue and green in the image, therefore allowing more red to give a ‘warmer’ look.
Then to saturate the sky a little:
Create a new layer: ‘Vignetting‘ with Soft Light Mode:
Use the Gradient Tool (FG Only gradient), with Black as the FG, stroke as shown on both side of the image:
For more on using Gradients to saturate the sky, please checkout my other tutorial: http://www.scottphotographics.com/using-gradients-for-photos/
That’s it, a very simply post-processing method to lift your photo from bland and flattened colours!