Another way to Fix Red eye in
Photoshop 7, CS or Photoshop elements
by Angie Svoboda
eye commonly occurs when shooting with a compact flash camera
because the flash is positioned very close to the camera lens. Another situation for unavoidable red eye is
in a darkly lit room where the subject’s pupils are dilated. The example I will work this tutorial on is
from a dark gym during a Christmas program.
Notice the horrible red eye in the children. This is the type of red eye that is also seen
commonly in pets and is very difficult to prevent.
you will want to make a copy of the image you will be working
zoom in close to the eye you will be working on. Make sure you are working on the duplicate copy.
the sponge tool on the tool bar (usually under the dodge or
burn tool). Make sure
desaturate is selected. I
have set my flow at 100% (which means every thing the sponge
paints over will be changed to 100% black and white).
You can set this to whatever you want.
just paint with the sponge over the area you want to remove
the red from. Do this
for all the eyes in the picture that you want to correct.
Next step is make
a new layer.
next steps will be done on the new layer you just created.
Use the elliptical marquee tool and draw a circle around
the eye. You can make
a perfect circle by holding the shift key while you draw the
circle. You can also move the circle you have drawn
if it is not perfect or deselect and redraw it.
the next step select the color of the eye you will be changing.
I am using a dark brown for my example.
Use the paint bucket and fill in with color.
You may need to click twice to fill in the circle.
Continue to work on all the
eyes; you can keep all this on one layer.
Now change the layer mode to color or hard light.
You may want to experiment with this to see what look
best for the picture. In my example I used hard light.
picture. The last step is to merge all layers into one
so you can use the photo in your layout.
You can do this in the layer menu, select merge visible
or flatten image.