Colorize Comics, a great new filter from G’MIC

A few days ago I saw from G’MIC post at Google+ , there was a new filter : Colorize Comics , it was a very interesting filter, basically this filter can colorize your black and white picture (B/W) just by applying some colors in it, then the filter will do its job ; to extrapolate the colors into that picture.

Oh btw, G’MIC is a famous plug-in for Gimp, it has many amazing filters, until now it has more than 400 filters ! and you can have chat with G’MIC developers in Gimp Chat and Google+ , and off course they’re very helpful and friendly.

So how to use this filter ?

first, you have to install G’MIC, it’s very easy, just go to and download it.

After installing G’MIC, just open Gimp, go to menu bar : Filter – G’MIC ,there you have it !


But what happen if  there’s no Colorize Comic filter in G’MIC ?

No worries, you just need to update your G’MIC plug-in , just press that little blue “Refresh” button, and automatically G’MIC will update its new filters.


So first I tried to draw a picture :


then Add New Layer on the top of previous layer, with layer type : Transparency , then stroke some colors in that transparent layer just like this :


With that transparent layer selected, go to menu bar : Filter – G’MIC , then choose Color – Colorize Comics , on the left side you need to choose Input Layers to All , and just press Apply 

To make your B/W visible, you need to move that layer to the top, and change the Layer Mode into Multiply, and here’s the result :


Okay so this filter works very well in my childish sketch 😳 , but will it also work with “advance” picture ?

So I loaded my eye sketch, and I applied that same method to this pic :


And here’s the result ! Wow, awesome ! :mrgreen:


So for the conclusion, this Colorize Comics filter is very interesting and useful, especially for those who are too lazy to color some pictures 😀

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