I have a photo with a section of the background in a shadow. I would like to lighten it as I want the focus of the photo on the boy in it, and I think the dark area distracts from accomplishing that. I would like help on the best way to select it and to lighten the coloring.
I have tried using parametric selection in dt, but that has left a thin line on the right side of the shadow unselected. I have also tried Free Select in GIMP, but haven’t been able to make a smooth transition from the dark area to the light area.
So far I have just tried increasing the exposure of the area, but I don’t like the color. As I have little experience in modifying color, I am interested in tips on that.
I am posting the relevant section of the photo because I don’t wish to post the whole photo of the boy, a grandson. I haven’t asked permission to do that because it will be a surprise gift if I get it to look like I want it.
IMG_3629 191013 2133.tif (37.5 MB)
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If I have created a problem by posting a tif, I can change it to a jpg.