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    Default Lightening a part of a photo ?

    Hi everybody,

    I imported an image and i need to lighten a corner of it where it is dark , how to do it please ?

    Thank you much .

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    Default Re: Lightening a part of a photo ?

    Draw a white filled shape over the area you need to lighten (dodge), then feather it slightly and apply transparency until you reach the level you desire.
    Group the image and shape, then export as new bitmap.

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    Default Re: Lightening a part of a photo ?

    Hi

    Actually, I do this all the time. I just clone my photo and then add a linear transparancy set to bleach, and then reclone as many times as necessary, if you wish you can change the direction of the transparancy inbetween clones. The included sample has been cloned three times on top of the original......frank
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    Default Re: Lightening a part of a photo ?

    Thank you for the answer .i did that but i can see the area i draw clearly with edges colors are not gradients, can i apply a gradient light fill instead ? how ?
    thank you much

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    Default Re: Lightening a part of a photo ?

    you can try this:

    make the clone and give bleach as Frank [seagull] suggests - group these and make a bitmap copy
    place this bitmap copy over a copy of the original bitmap and give a linear transparency to the top one [EDIT: typo: need to give transparency to the top one regardless or you wont see the bottom one ] - or both - need to experiment here depending on what you want to achieve
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    Default Re: Lightening a part of a photo ?

    Sledger and Seagull, I am having no success with either of your methods. However, using the Photo Enhance and Clip tools and pasting the clipped piece on top of the original photo and feathering as desired gives some nice results.
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    Default Re: Lightening a part of a photo ?

    Thank you guys !

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    Default Re: Lightening a part of a photo ?

    Quote Originally Posted by -=Drifter=- View Post
    Sledger and Seagull, I am having no success with either of your methods.
    Sure Bob, we all have our own methods.
    Of course very much depends on the original source file. But I find my methods satisfactory for many tasks.
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    Default Re: Lightening a part of a photo ?

    Thanks, Sledger, for the tut. I just couldn't get it to work. Placing the white rectangle BEHIND the photo is quite interesting.
    Playing around with the Photo Enhance, Clip (crop), and then Slice or Intersect tools can produce some interesting effects also.
    (I can't even come close using Frank's method to get the brightness and clarity that he did.) [Oops! I just did, after re-reading his directions. I wasn't cloning the original to start with. BOTH of your techniques are great! Thanks, guys!]
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    Default Re: Lightening a part of a photo ?

    I am finding the capabilities of this new photo enhance tool fascinating!
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