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Please could i have some advice on the best way in Affinity Photo to deal with halos, typically in landscapes where a dark skyline is against a bright sky?

 

Many thanks in advance,

 

Bail

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You could create a new Pixel Layer with the Blend Mode set to Darker. Select the Brush Tool and then use the Eye Dropper to sample the colour of the sky. Painting over the Halo using the Brush Tool should darken the Halo effect.

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You could create a new Pixel Layer with the Blend Mode set to Darker. Select the Brush Tool and then use the Eye Dropper to sample the colour of the sky. Painting over the Halo using the Brush Tool should darken the Halo effect.

 

 

 

 

Thank you very much. it works a treat!

 

PS Re other query above, Halos can occur at dark/light boundaries and are exacerbated by over sharpening. this was not the case here as a slight halo visible before sharpening.

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You could create a new Pixel Layer with the Blend Mode set to Darker. Select the Brush Tool and then use the Eye Dropper to sample the colour of the sky. Painting over the Halo using the Brush Tool should darken the Halo effect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This method works as I mentioned above but only for small areas of halo. it's limitation is the need to constantly change colours since even a seemingly uniform blue sky exhibits a subtle gradient towards/away from the light source.

 

I have found a better solution on the internet called "Removing halos using Photoshop" which is a YouTube clip by Dan Hughes. This method merely requires making a simple Lasso selection of the halo plus surrounding area, then CMD J to put selection on a new layer, then blend mode to Darker Colour, then Black to foreground colour, then V to select Move tool, then use arrow keys to move whole selection a few pixels.

This completely removes the halo and can cope with large lengths of halo (one side of mountain for example). Obviously the other side of the mountain has to be a separate selection.

 

 

Hope this helps others facing the same problem

 

Best wishes

 

Bail

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