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Hi Affinity pros,


I am struggling already some time with a supposedly simple problem: I have a photo of a wooden plane (see attachment), which was taken with flashlight. In the middle of the plane is a nasty glowing area. I try to get rid of that.


When I try to reduce the glow the picture becomes either blurry or the area tends to become grey instead of brown.


Any idea, what I can do? Thanks in advance for any advice!







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Try the shadows / highlights filter.


I had a go but no doubt a bit more tweaking would help.




select the area first, obviously.

Windows PCs. Photo and Designer, latest non-beta versions.

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Hi, do you have an ambient shot? If you do then the option to to layer and paint in a WHITE mask, at low opacity should do it.





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Use Select Sampled Colour to select most of the bright spots in the centre of the image, then switch off View Pixel Selection and play around with an HSL layer using the different colour channels and blend modes.

Infinite possibilities, just depends how long you want to work on it.

AP file attached, you can switch the HSL layer on and off to see the effect it has

Edit: Forgot to mention, with the HSL layer you are mostly, just looking to change the Saturation and Luminosity values







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