How can you fix red eye with Photoshop 7

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Barry, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. Barry

    Barry Guest

    I can't seem to find any information with the help key.

    Barry, Jul 6, 2003
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  2. Remove Red Eye in Photoshop (any Version)

    It's the perfect picture... except it's been ruined by those
    unsightly, glowing red eyes from camera flash. It's happened to us
    all; and fortunately, it's fairly easy to correct. Follow these simple
    steps to remove red eye from your photos using any version of

    Here's How:

    1. Open the image.
    2. Go to Image > Duplicate and close the original.
    3. Go to View > New View. This will open a duplicate window of the
    same image.
    4. Zoom one of the windows so that you can see the eyes as large as
    possible. Set the other window view to 100%.
    5. Arrange the two windows so you can see both the zoomed view and
    the 100% view at the same time.
    6. Create a new layer.
    7. Use the eyedropper to pick up a color from the iris of the eye.
    It should be a fairly gray tint with a hint of the eye color.
    8. Paint over the red part of the eye on the new layer, being
    careful not to paint over the eyelids.
    9. Go to Filters > Blur > Gaussian and give it about a 1 pixel blur
    to soften the edges.
    10. Set the layer blend mode to Saturation. This will take the red
    out without removing the highlights, but in many cases it leaves the
    eyes too gray and hollow looking.
    11. If that's the case, duplicate the saturation layer and change
    the blend mode to Hue. That should put some color back in while still
    preserving the highlights.
    12. If the color is too strong after adding a Hue layer, lower the
    opacity of the Hue layer.
    13. When you're happy with the results you can merge the extra
    layers down.
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  3. My favorite method is to zoom in real close.
    Select the red area (overlapping a bit into the dark).
    Feather (about 1-2px).
    Bring up the Hue and Saturation box and select
    the Red Channel.
    Remove all of the saturation and then bring the
    "Lightness" down until I have the effect I'm after.
    James Cummings, Jul 6, 2003
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    Emil Mroz Guest

    For almost all things Photoshop, Janee's place is a good place to

    If not there, remember, Google is your friend:

    - Emil
    Emil Mroz, Jul 6, 2003
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    adam k. Guest

    Switch to blue channel. Select areas which has red reflection. Copy. Switch
    to the red channel. Paste.
    adam k., Jul 7, 2003
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    emcl Guest

    I believe that there is a plug in from Andromeda called Red Eye. I hear its
    simple, quick and effective,
    emcl, Jul 8, 2003
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    SamMan Guest

    As others have stated in this forum, on this topic... Removing red-eye is a
    fundamental task in PS, and is easily learned. You really don't need a
    plug-in to do it for you. I would suspect that these plug-ins wouldn't do as
    good a job as you could by manipulating the image yourself.

    Plug-ins can be a time saver if you're doing labor intensive tasks, but
    removing red-eye isn't one of them. What if you had to work on a different
    machine that didn't have the "red-eye" plug-in installed? Maybe scan the web
    to find a suitable plug-in? How much time would be wasted when you could
    have done it by hand and been on your way.... knowing that you had a real
    skill and not just knowing how to press a few buttons (monkey's can be
    taught how to do that).

    I'm not jumping on your case, emcl. I'm just trying to get others to take a
    little effort and learn this great app! Instant gratification isn't all that
    it's cracked up to be. Take a little time, some effort and learn how to work
    *in* Photoshop. You really will feel better in the morning!

    SamMan, Jul 8, 2003
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    emcl Guest

    Thanks Sam Man,
    Its just that I took a group photo of 22 happy smiling red eyed human
    beings. It was the best photo - except for the god damned red eye. I would
    like to have had that facility to correct 44 red eyes. By the time I was
    finished there were two more red eyes staring *at* the monitor this time,
    emcl, Jul 8, 2003
  9. Barry

    SamMan Guest

    That sounds like a pain any way you look at it. I've never used a plug-in
    for re-eye, but I'm thinking that you'd still have to select the area that
    you wanted to have the correction performed on. How would the plug-in know
    where to correct, as the eyes could be anywhere in the image. Selecting the
    area well is half the job (IMHO), the rest is just a couple of mouse clicks,

    SamMan, Jul 9, 2003
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    Andy Collier Guest

    I have used red-eye filters in other programs before, basically it
    desaturates the area around the eyes. It must have had some sort of
    programming routine that let it recognize the eye area because it didn't ask
    me to select the region. Basically it made the head on my subject look b/w
    and left the rest as is. Very poor results.

    My opinion? Use the ellipse tool under selection, transform it to match the
    affected area and play with the hue/sat & colour balance commands, it's the
    only way to guarantee a good result with the colouring ending up the way you
    want it.

    Andy Collier, Jul 9, 2003
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    bobnet Guest

    bobnet, Jan 20, 2004
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    M. MacDonald Guest

    Not that this may help with PS, but Paint Shop Pro 8 has a Red Eye
    Correction Tool that works very well. Options are iris size, glint, color,
    animal or people, pupil size, size of white spot, etc. Very nice tool once
    set. Just move and click the crosshairs on white area of eye and the
    correction is made.

    Can't understand why they left off some skin cleaning filter though....and
    maybe a nice sky filter as well.

    M. MacDonald, Jan 21, 2004
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