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Old 06-27-2005, 02:04 AM
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Default Red eyes versus Adobe Photoshop CS.

Hello to everybody.
Can ask you a question,please,please?

I took some photos in wich I obtained the typical problem of the red eyes.
I open them in the Adobe Photoshop cs. program for resolve this fact.

Well, I read how to do this in the instructions.I did everything as I read (It´s simple).....but,when I "paint" the red area of the eyes with the black colour selected,......always,always..¡¡¡the eyes(the pupils) are painted gray and not black!!!!

I can´t understood why happens this.

The funny thing is that, when I selected,others colours like green or blue,the red eyes are painted well with that colours and after I have a guy with green or blue eyes....¡¡¡BUT I CAN´T HAVE A FACE WITH HIS LOGICAL BLACK EYES....ONLY GRAY!!!!!!!

Help me ,What can i do?
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Old 06-27-2005, 02:28 AM
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Default Re: Red eyes versus Adobe Photoshop CS.

There's dozen of method or maybe more to correct red eyes with Photoshop. You'll need to tell us which one you're using before we can help you.
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Old 06-27-2005, 03:01 AM
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Default Re: Red eyes versus Adobe Photoshop CS.

This question got me interested, because I didn't know that CS came with a how to on redeye removal, so I had a search, and yes it's there in the help menu, so, finding a picture suitable I tried it, and have to agree, it's not ideal, the pupils do end up much too pale grey.

As Romain says, there are MANY ways to remove redeye, but going with the official Photoshop help menu, I'd suggest one further step after you get to the grey pupil stage, just choose the burn tool, it's on the right of the toolbar, seventh icon down, you can toggle between dodge/burn and sponge by holding the left mouse button down, choose burn, then set the opacity to about 50%.

Choose your brush size, the easiest way is to use the left or right square bracket keys, [ or ] left smaller, right larger, though you may need to make sure your current brush is set to soft edged first.

Brush over the pupil on each eye, don't go too far though, pure black is not how pupils appear in a photograph, that will look just as false as the pale grey that you have at the moment.

I've personally used several different methods, one way is to use the rectangular marquee tool to make a copy of the eyes on a new layer, then use two adjustment layers on top of this, one to remove the saturation, the other to darken the layer, fill both the adjustment layers with black, then paint over just the pupils on the adjustment layers with a small white brush.

Another way that can be very successful is to find an image that has some eyes where the pupils don't have redeye, and are the same size, then use that to clone the black pupils onto the image you want to rectify.
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