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I am following the "how to" instructions for removing red eye but the pupils now look an eery silver instead of the evil red. I selected default colors per the instructions. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks, Mike...

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    Default Removing red eye

    I am following the "how to" instructions for removing red eye but the pupils now look an eery silver instead of the evil red. I selected default colors per the instructions. Am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks,
    Mike
    Michael Rosen Guest

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    i have the same problem and am interested in some pointers on this seemingly easy item.
    showard Guest

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    Mike,
    Try this:
    1. Zoom in on eyes
    2. Use lasso tool to select one eye
    3. Hold down shift key and select other eye with lasso
    4. Feather selection by 1 pixel (select>feather)
    5. Bring up hue/saturation adj. layer
    6. Select "reds" from drop down menu
    7. Slide lightness down to -100
    Ken
    Kenneth Liffmann Guest

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    Thanks to everyone.

    Ken, trying your suggestions first, I don't see "reds" in the drop down menu of the hue/saturation adj. layer. I selected Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Hue/Saturation to get there.

    Thanks,
    Mike
    Michael Rosen Guest

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    Mike,
    First mistake that I ever made. How did the correction come out?
    Ken
    Kenneth Liffmann Guest

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    Michael,

    Though it seems reasonable that pupils should be black, it doesn't work out well. The eyes would appear to belong to some sort of zombie! Just a suggestion of what color not to substitute.
    Nancy S Guest

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    Michael,

    forgot...
    it often dramatically improves an image to put a 'catch light' in the eyes. On a new blank layer above image, zoom way in and with small brush add a ' very close to white' spot to each eye, a glint.
    Nancy S Guest

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    Nancy,
    I concur. Can leave just a little red in the pupil to make it look more realistic.
    Probably can color eye to look quite natural if the luminosity is preserved.
    Ken
    Kenneth Liffmann Guest

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    Mike,

    Maybe you're not going far enough into the process to get to the color selection on the Hue/Sat. layer.

    When you go the route you describe, above, after selecting Hue/Saturation, the first thing that comes up is the "New Layer" dialog. Just click OK, and THEN the Hue/Saturation dialog comes up, with the "Edit" dropdown at the top, pre-set to the default "master". Open the list and pick red (or any other color listed to play around with them). I find it sometimes useful to also reduce Magenta this way, to un-demonize eyes.

    HTH,

    Byron
    Byron Gale Guest

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    I have an easy solution that I'm happy with.

    * zoom in so you can see both eyes at once
    * use the Red Eye tool first
    * for touch up use the Burn Tool. Set Range to Shadows, Exposure to 25% and
    use the "[" or "]" keys to get the circle the right size. (Use Shift [ or
    Shift ] for fine tuning between size jumps). Touch each puple until you're
    happy with it.

    I like this solution because it's fast and it leaves the catch lights alone
    (because you are only darkening the shadows).

    jb


    "Michael Rosen" <mike20852hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > I am following the "how to" instructions for removing red eye but the
    pupils now look an eery silver instead of the evil red. I selected default
    colors per the instructions. Am I doing something wrong?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Mike

    Jay B. Guest

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    Adding to Ken & Byron, I tend to take the saturation down to about -90, as well as reduce the lightness to about the same. (Only on reds)

    Paul
    Paul L UK Guest

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