PS CS: Color replacement tool and red eye.. grey instead of black

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Comfortably Numb, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. Hello,
    I have tried fro sometime to figure out why does the color replacement
    tool replace the red in the eyes with greay not black. Does anyone know how
    to resolve this? I followed the tutorials that came with PS CS in vain.

    Thank you for your time and help.

    CN
     
    Comfortably Numb, Dec 16, 2003
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    Tacit Guest

    I have tried fro sometime to figure out why does the color replacement
    Because it replaces a color with another color of the same LIGHTNESS. A bright
    red becomes a light gray; a dark red becomes a dark gray; a very dark red
    becomes a very dark gray; and so on.
     
    Tacit, Dec 16, 2003
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  3. So how is the tutorial supposed to work and remove the red eye like it says
    it would?/
    thanks
    CN
     
    Comfortably Numb, Dec 17, 2003
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    RogM Guest

    Usually the idea is to make a selection of the redeyed pupil (remember
    to feather), then desaturate it moderately, and with the
    lighten/darken adjustment bring the pupil to the desired black level
    (not often pure black), then add the highlight over the visible
    highlight that remains after darkening. Following this, I highlight
    the whites of the eyes, desaturate somewhat and lighten them up
    moderately. Another good idea is to select the inner corners of the
    eye and redden them (hue adjust) for a more appealing look (believe it
    or not).
     
    RogM, Dec 18, 2003
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    Tacit Guest

    Usually the idea is to make a selection of the redeyed pupil (remember
    It's easier to select the pupil and use Curves to darken it without touching
    the hilight; that way, you don't need to add the hilight back.
     
    Tacit, Dec 18, 2003
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    RogM Guest

    Yes, you're right - in fact I used to do it that way, and it's
    probably better. Trouble is with Photoshop there's always a dozen
    ways to skin a cat.
     
    RogM, Dec 18, 2003
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