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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training

Applying Auto Red Eye Fix


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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training

with Ted LoCascio

Video: Applying Auto Red Eye Fix

Now I'd like to show you how to remove red eye from your images using the Auto Red Eye Fix option available in Quick Fix Edit mode. I'm currently in the Bridge application and I'm viewing our exercise files folders. Here in the Content panel, what I'd like to do is double-click on the Chapter 5 folder, Using Quick Fix Mode, and then double-click on the red eye folder and then I'm going to select both these images by Shift-clicking and then double-click either image in order to open them up in the Elements' Editing workspace. All right, you can look over here on the Edit tab and you can see we're currently in Full Edit mode. We want to enter Quick Edit Mode so let's go ahead and click on the Quick button and here we're viewing one of our images, our first image and it's an image of me and my son on the couch playing some guitar and you can see what happened here, he got some red eye and that's a really, really bad instance of red eye. Very, very apparent and we definitely want to get rid of that.
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  1. 2m 22s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. Using the example files
      1m 20s
  2. 12m 1s
    1. Understanding Photoshop Elements
      2m 10s
    2. Using the Welcome screen
      2m 33s
    3. Importing photos from a digital camera
      7m 18s
  3. 1h 1m
    1. Viewing and selecting images
      2m 1s
    2. Creating and saving a custom workspace
      5m 29s
    3. Rotating images in Bridge
      3m 20s
    4. Renaming images in Bridge
      5m 34s
    5. Adding keywords to images
      7m 38s
    6. Applying ratings to images
      5m 17s
    7. Labeling images
      5m 17s
    8. Searching for images
      6m 38s
    9. Creating Collections
      2m 50s
    10. Sorting images with the Filter panel
      6m 36s
    11. Using image stacks
      7m 2s
    12. Hiding images
      4m 6s
  4. 31m 55s
    1. Opening images from Bridge
      2m 24s
    2. Working with palettes and the Palette Bin
      4m 53s
    3. Using the Project Bin
      6m 44s
    4. Zooming and scrolling
      8m 1s
    5. Fixing mistakes with Undo and Redo
      5m 3s
    6. Saving versions
      4m 50s
  5. 49m 38s
    1. Opening and viewing images in the Quick Fix mode
      6m 8s
    2. Understanding Auto Color and making tonal adjustments
      8m 50s
    3. Using the Lighting sliders
      5m 19s
    4. Using the Color sliders
      7m 1s
    5. Applying Auto Red Eye Fix
      3m 31s
    6. Applying Auto Sharpen
      4m 25s
    7. Using the Guided Edit mode
      6m 19s
    8. Processing multiple files
      8m 5s
  6. 10m 22s
    1. Understanding image resolution
      3m 23s
    2. Resizing images
      6m 59s
  7. 17m 8s
    1. Applying Auto Crop and Auto Straighten
      6m 22s
    2. Using the Straighten and Crop tools
      4m 10s
    3. Changing the canvas size
      6m 36s
  8. 30m 32s
    1. Why make selections?
      6m 3s
    2. Using the Quick Selection tool
      8m 37s
    3. Using Refine Edge
      7m 15s
    4. Saving and loading selections
      8m 37s
  9. 25m 58s
    1. Working with the Layers palette
      9m 45s
    2. Using adjustment layers and masks
      8m 37s
    3. Applying transparency and blend mode adjustments
      7m 36s
  10. 40m 56s
    1. Removing a color cast
      5m 53s
    2. Correcting skin tone
      3m 38s
    3. Enhancing color with Hue/Saturation adjustments
      6m 37s
    4. Balancing contrast and color with Levels adjustments
      7m 10s
    5. Correcting dark or light areas with Shadow/Highlight Adjustments
      5m 17s
    6. Improving images with Color Curves adjustments
      5m 55s
    7. Converting color images to black and white
      6m 26s
  11. 54m 14s
    1. Using the Red-Eye Removal tool
      8m 1s
    2. Using the healing tools
      7m 42s
    3. Whitening teeth and eyes
      6m 20s
    4. Cloning to remove contents
      8m 14s
    5. Adjusting perspective and correcting camera distortion
      6m 10s
    6. Using Photomerge Group Shot
      6m 17s
    7. Using Photomerge Faces
      6m 4s
    8. Using Photomerge Panorama
      5m 26s
  12. 16m 1s
    1. Creating a clipping mask
      7m 25s
    2. Creating collages with gradient blending
      8m 36s
  13. 22m 15s
    1. Reducing noise
      8m 7s
    2. Sharpening with Unsharp Mask
      7m 16s
    3. Sharpening with Adjust Sharpness
      6m 52s
  14. 17m 54s
    1. Understanding Camera Raw
      1m 46s
    2. Opening Camera Raw images from Bridge
      6m 37s
    3. Applying tonal and color adjustments in Camera Raw
      6m 23s
    4. Saving raw images
      3m 8s
  15. 40m 41s
    1. Painting with the Filter Gallery
      8m 7s
    2. Creating a pencil sketch
      7m 40s
    3. Customizing images
      7m 59s
    4. Adding artwork with the Content palette
      9m 39s
    5. Building and saving a multi-page photo creation
      7m 16s
  16. 37m 5s
    1. Creating a slideshow
      6m 58s
    2. Creating a photo book
      9m 1s
    3. Creating a photo collage
      6m 58s
    4. Creating a greeting card
      6m 31s
    5. Creating a web photo gallery
      7m 37s
  17. 31m 6s
    1. Choosing color settings
      7m 1s
    2. Printing to an inkjet printer
      8m 13s
    3. Using Picture Package
      4m 33s
    4. Saving for the web
      5m 55s
    5. Attaching images to emails
      3m 6s
    6. Burning to CDs and DVDs
      2m 18s
  18. 56s
    1. Goodbye
      56s

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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training
8h 22m Beginner Sep 29, 2008

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In Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training, Ted LoCascio teaches casual photographers how to organize, edit, and share their digital image libraries using this powerful software package from Adobe. He tours the included Adobe Bridge application, used for importing and organizing photographs, and explores every feature of Elements itself. He demonstrates how to navigate the Elements workspace, which is used to correct and improve images, combine them into projects, and produce slideshows, photo books, web galleries, and more. Ted also explains how to get the most out of each editing mode, and shares tips for correcting, retouching, and sharpening photographs. Example files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Identifying photos by name, keyword, rating, and label
  • Locating photos with searches, filters, collections, and stacks
  • Using automated red-eye correction and sharpening tools
  • Making detailed color and tone corrections
  • Using Photomerge on faces and groups
  • Working with filters, artwork, and other image customizations
  • Scrapbooking
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Ted LoCascio

Applying Auto Red Eye Fix

Now I'd like to show you how to remove red eye from your images using the Auto Red Eye Fix option available in Quick Fix Edit mode. I'm currently in the Bridge application and I'm viewing our exercise files folders. Here in the Content panel, what I'd like to do is double-click on the Chapter 5 folder, Using Quick Fix Mode, and then double-click on the red eye folder and then I'm going to select both these images by Shift-clicking and then double-click either image in order to open them up in the Elements' Editing workspace. All right, you can look over here on the Edit tab and you can see we're currently in Full Edit mode. We want to enter Quick Edit Mode so let's go ahead and click on the Quick button and here we're viewing one of our images, our first image and it's an image of me and my son on the couch playing some guitar and you can see what happened here, he got some red eye and that's a really, really bad instance of red eye. Very, very apparent and we definitely want to get rid of that.

Thankfully, there is an Auto Red Eye Fix tool here in Quick Fix and it works I would say most of the time, but not always, okay. So let's take a look at this. All you really need to do is open up the image that contains the red eye, enter in a Quick Fix mode and over here where it says General Fixes, click on the Red Eye Fix Auto button. Go ahead and click on that, see what happens. Wait a couple of seconds and what it did is it located the red eye. It did a pretty good job of filling in the red areas with black. So that's actually not too bad. It looks a lot better than of course this over here.

However, it's not always going to recognize every instance of red eye in your images. We're glad that it did in this instance. But let's go ahead and take a look at our other photo. Go in the Project bin down here, click that arrow to reveal our images and we'll double-click the image of the dog. Now it is possible for images of animals to contain red eye, sometimes there are different colors, a lot of times you'll see them blue. In this instance though it was red as you can see and if I click on the Auto Red Eye Fix button, see what happens, wait a couple of seconds until our stopwatch disappears, it didn't recognize the instance of Red Eye and it didn't correct it. So here's an example of how it did not locate the problem and it wasn't able to fix it. So what that means is we're left to our other devices in order to fix this problem and one of them would be to use the Red Eye tool over here in the left. This is also available in the Full Edit Mode of course.

Let's go ahead and click on the Red Eye Removal tool. Let me go ahead and zoom in on this image. I'm actually going to press Command+Plus several times to get in close on the eye. So we've got the Before and the After here and all you really need to do with this tool is just click in the area where the red eye exists and it tries to locate that area and fill it in with black. It did a pretty good job, left a little bit of shade of red in here, but that's hardly noticeable. If we wanted to, we can Undo it clicking the Undo button and maybe click a little closer in that area and see if it does a better job. No, see there, it missed the mark entirely. You've got to be careful where you click.

Let's Undo that again. We could maybe try increasing the darken amount and the pupil size, just to see if we can stretch a little further with it. Go ahead and click right in the red eye there in the center this time. Hey, I did a little bit better job. So that's basically using the Red Eye tool as an alternative to the Auto Red Eye Fix. If for some reason, you pull up an image like this one that the Auto Red Eye is not recognizing, you can always use the Red Eye tool in order to fix red eye here in Quick Fix Mode.

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