Hi - I purchased an image on Shutterstock, not realizing the black background would remain in the bulbs after removing the background. Any advice on removing or lightening the color within the bulbs - at least the top two? I am really new to Photoshop and would appreciate any help you can provide. I am using the creative cloud version 22.4.2
Duplicate the layer. Notice that the bulb in the upper left is not lit. That suggests the filament is darker than the area inside the bulb. The result shownwas obtained by making a duplicate of the bulb, making a Selection of the entire glass area and applying Image > Adjust > Invert.
The result was then modified with a Curve adjustment . A mask was applied to the area in order to turn the two light reflections from black to near white.
The bulb in the upper right was a simple Curve adjustment that was made after changing the Mode from RGB to Lab Color and bending only the Lightness curve in order to keep from draining all the color from the area. Then it was returned to RGB.
Forgive the crude rendition. The image presented was much too small to work on with precision but adequate for a display of the solution.