How to use Red-Eye tool in Photoshop
If the picture is perfect but the eyes were ruined due to the camera’s flash. It commonly happens to all of us. So we can correct it easily by following the below steps. To remove the Red-Eye from your photos you can use any version of Photoshop including LE and Photoshop Elements.
The Red Eye Tools
In 2013 the Photoshop CC has replaced the CS “Creative Suite” series. The last version of the CS version is CS6 and there is no CS7. Instead, Photoshop CC, “Creative Cloud,” took over. Photoshop CS6 is still available but it was not updated from its original release.
If you use Photoshop CC then go to the last tool on the Healing Brush toolbar to find the red eye tool. Photoshop versions CS2 through CS6 have similar dedicated one-click red eye tools, but the method explained here works in these older Photoshop versions or when you want more control over the correction. You can try the red eye tool first, and then use this method of red eye correction if you’re not getting the results you want.
Removing Red Eye Manually
Time Required: 5 minutes
1. Open the image.
2. Go to Image > Duplicate and close the original.
3. Of the same duplicate image open a duplicate window by using one of the given methods: Windows> Documents > New Window, Windows > Arrange > New Window for <filename> or View > New View in Photoshop 6 or earlier.
4. Zoom one of the windows so the eyes are as large as possible. Set the other window view to 100 percent.
5. Arrange the two windows so you can see both the zoomed view and the 100-percent 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’s true color.
8. Paint over the red part of the eye on the new layer. Be careful not to paint over the eyelids.
9. Go to Filters > Blur > Gaussian and give the image 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. 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 preserve the highlights.
11. If the color is too strong after adding a Hue layer, lower the opacity of the Hue layer.
12. You can merge the extra layers down when you’re happy with the results.
• If you want to darken the pupil area you can do it by using the burn tool.
It will take only a few taps to darken the pupils.
• By using the eraser you can clean up any overspray from painting outing the iris before merging your layers.
• This technique works in Photoshop 4 and up, including Photoshop LE and Photoshop Elements.
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