On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 2:52 PM, Jay Smith <j...@jaysmith.com> wrote: > No to "Colors-Levels....". The problem in that operation is that it would > also affect the related black areas in the postmarks on the stamp. The > color of the postmarks should not be darkened as it would change the > appearance of the image (which are actual items that people are expecting to > appear in the image as they are in real life).
OK - just thought I'd throw a "quick and dirty" approach out there ;) > I agree that height/thickness is part of the problem. Yes, we have added > weight with no affect on most items. > > Please note that the "weather person standing in front of a weather map" has > not only their own thickness, but a foot or two between them and the map. > If the room lighting is not 100% right, one can see a bit of "green screen > shadow", but 99% of the time there is no shadow and no halo. I am hoping > that level of success can be achieved in what I am trying to do. Ah, but camera != flatbed scanner. If I was going to do an index replacement (aka "green screen"), I'd use a solid background of intense color that won't be present in the item. Then I might: Select the background (with fuzzy select), fill with black. With the selection still active, feather it (to the approx width of the "halo" and then Colors->Desaturate. But it's hard to come up with a workflow without seeing an example. Can you post an example scan with a colored background and "halo"? Chris _______________________________________________ gimp-user-list mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user-list