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How to adjust the brightness of a partial region

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by inneist, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. inneist

    inneist TPF Noob!

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    in a picutre?

    Through numerous graphics programs, I can easily change the brightness as well as the contrast level of a whole image. But sometimes I wish to be more specific in a certain area within the photo and do the adjustment only there. Haven't figured out how-to so far. Any tips?

    I use GIMP, but if you know the answer in Photoshop, that's equally helpful. Thank you in advance.
     
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    What you need to do is first of pick a selection tool. Something like free-hand lasso or circle. Then adjust the feathering. The amount will depend on the size of the picture. Make a selection a little bigger than what you want lighted. The right click to go into the menu -> layer -> levels or curves.

    Or you can make a selection and then go menu -> selection -> feather and then lighten
     
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    That was quick. You are great. :)

    I jot down your instruction and will make a try later. Many thanks!
     
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    No problem :thumbup:
     

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