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I'm just getting into photo editing so I pulled a photo off of google and tried to edit it. I'm happy with the edits, but I want to add more green color to the trees to give it a bit more color and pop. I am also more than happy to take any suggestions about how to make it look better. Any help would be great, thanks! https://imgur.com/a/Q1c2i5e

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  • Are we looking at the same image? The trees are in shadow. Pop it too much and things will look fake. – Hueco Mar 4 at 3:42
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You can do something with "luminosity masks", which is a technique to select pixels in proportion of their luminosity (*):

  • Duplicate the image, and convert it to B/W
  • Using the Curves tool, blow the whites
  • Color-invert the image (so now what was very dark is nearly white)

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  • Use that as a selection (in Gimp you open the Channels list, right click any RGB channel, and make it a selection). This creates a progressive selection.
  • Activate the original image and use Curves again to boost the dark parts

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(*) Google this for your favorite image editor. For Gimp I recommend this excellent tutorial)

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