Dear Gimp users
I would like some help getting rid of an unwanted background. This is a classic case of trying to save a badly composed photo, but one in which the moment it captured, can never be repeated.
The problem is the fact that the bright green dustbin in the background shines through the subject's hair and that in-camera softening, blurred the boundary between foreground and background, making it impossible to simply select the background and replacing it with say a neutral black or white to let the subject stand out.
Selecting by colour also doesn't help since the noise in the picture presents the same colour pixels in both the wanted foreground and the unwanted background.
I am hoping that there is a way to manipulate the green channel to turn it into the subjects' hair colour or something so that the background can be faded into oblivion!