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Need help to brighten up this photo

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37 minutes ago, Trinity said:

One way would be to select the gold area and use a highlights and shadows live filter to adjust as required.

 

thanks for the suggestion. Regards

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If you don't mind some slight changes to the image you can always copy/paste/manipulate from other (lighter) areas of the image


 

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Create a Curves adjustment layer (or Levels, or any other adjustment or live filter) and then restrict its action by using a Luminosity-based blend mode. Try using a “darks” luminosity mask using the macros linked below.

 

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I used a Curves Layer and a Levels Layer.

The Curves Layer is shown below, and has a "Darks 3" luminosity mask attached. It also uses a "Lighten" blend mode.

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The Levels Layer is below, using a "Lights 2" luminosity mask and a "Multiply" blend mode.

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Here is the final version:

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Of course, you can add additional Adjustments on top of this to "punch up" the colors a bit - Curves, Contrast, HSL, etc.

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7 hours ago, carl123 said:

If you don't mind some slight changes to the image you can always copy/paste/manipulate from other (lighter) areas of the image


 

crown2.jpg

thanks for your help

 

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