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Software, Editing and Printing => Editing Tips and advice => Topic started by: oRGie on October 12, 2009, 02:13:55 AM

Title: Red eye and Blue eye removal
Post by: oRGie on October 12, 2009, 02:13:55 AM
I put this shot up and it has blue eye from the flash, now I have various ways of dealing with it, but whenever I try on a shot like this, where the blue area is quite large, I can never get a natural looking repair..  Any tips for doing this well ?

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_bonnie_sixandhalf_7184_1a.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/bonnie_sixandhalf_7184_1a.jpg)

Title: Re: Red eye and Blue eye removal
Post by: Jonathan on October 12, 2009, 08:06:57 AM
Just had a very quick go.

(http://homepage.mac.com/jonathan_ryan/filechute/bonnie_sixandhalf_7184_1a.jpg)

I used the "replace color" tool.  Open it up, click the eye and then use the sliders to correct.  I dropped the sat and lightness quite a bit then fiddled with the hue.  Tweak the fuzziness as required.  Then a curve adjustment to open up some detail in the fur.  Longer to explain than to do....

Could probably do with the desaturate sponge right on the catchlight too.
Title: Re: Red eye and Blue eye removal
Post by: oRGie on October 12, 2009, 01:09:46 PM
Very nice, I like that it still looks natural, I see you havent tried to get rid 100%, but instead worked towards toning it down and the result is very good..  Thanks for the tips  :beer:
Title: Re: Red eye and Blue eye removal
Post by: oRGie on October 16, 2009, 01:19:15 AM
Got round to trying this out, very pleased with the results and very simple. Not sure if I managed to lose a bit of life in the pupil, but I will experiment a bit more :)

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_bonnie_sixandhalf_7184_1b.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/bonnie_sixandhalf_7184_1b.jpg)
Title: Re: Red eye and Blue eye removal
Post by: Jonathan on October 16, 2009, 07:39:57 AM
Looks good.  It's gone a bit desaturated though which always looks a bit like cataracts :(  Maybe add a false catchlight?