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Fixing red-eye in Photo Fix

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Video: Fixing red-eye in Photo Fix

Red eye is that red glow that you sometimes get in the subject's eyes when you've used flash on your camera. There are several places in Elements to correct redeye including right here using the Photo Fix Options. This is such a quick and easy fix that I'll often try here in the Organizer. I'll start by zooming in on this image to single image view by double-clicking the thumbnail in the grid, and now you can really see the red in the eyes. Now, this is just a snapshot, it's not a very good photo, but I'd still like to clean up that red. All I have to do is go over to the Photo Fix Options, and click the Red Eye icon.

Fixing red-eye in Photo Fix

Red eye is that red glow that you sometimes get in the subject's eyes when you've used flash on your camera. There are several places in Elements to correct redeye including right here using the Photo Fix Options. This is such a quick and easy fix that I'll often try here in the Organizer. I'll start by zooming in on this image to single image view by double-clicking the thumbnail in the grid, and now you can really see the red in the eyes. Now, this is just a snapshot, it's not a very good photo, but I'd still like to clean up that red. All I have to do is go over to the Photo Fix Options, and click the Red Eye icon.

It takes Elements just a second to do the job. At this point, you might see a message that tells you that Elements is done fixing the redeye, and explains that it's created a copy of the image and put it in a version set with the original as I covered in the last couple of movies. If you don't want to see that message, check the Don't show again box and close it as I did long ago. So that's all there is to the redeye correction in Photo Fix. Now, you may not like the result; maybe you think that the eyes are too black. If that's the case, then you can try using the Redeye Control in the Quick Fix workspace in the Editor.

There, in addition to the Auto Correction, you have a couple of sliders to control the strength and the location of the fix. If I were going to do that, then I would double-click to go back to Grid View, I would expand the version set, and I would delete this corrected version by selecting it and then right- clicking and choosing Delete from Catalog. Since I don't like it, I probably would also delete the selected item from the hard-disk. But, be aware that when you make this choice, the photo not only will not show up in your Elements catalog, it will actually be deleted from your computer altogether.

I'm going to do that, clicking OK, and now I could take that same photo into the Quick Edit workspace, and try Red Eye Correction again with a little more control. The Quick Edit workspace is the subject of the next chapter.

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Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11

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Jan Kabili
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  1. 9m 19s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. What is Elements?
      2m 36s
    3. Getting acquainted with Elements workspaces
      5m 45s
  2. 19m 37s
    1. Working with catalogs
      4m 22s
    2. Importing and using the exercise files
      3m 41s
    3. Importing photos from your computer
      2m 49s
    4. Importing photos from your camera
      4m 50s
    5. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      3m 55s
  3. 11m 9s
    1. Cropping in Photo Fix
      4m 52s
    2. Applying one-click adjustments in Photo Fix
      4m 27s
    3. Fixing red-eye in Photo Fix
      1m 50s
  4. 27m 6s
    1. Working in Quick Edit
      6m 8s
    2. Adjusting lighting
      3m 41s
    3. Adjusting color
      4m 4s
    4. Making selective adjustments
      4m 33s
    5. Retouching with the Healing Brush tools
      4m 53s
    6. Saving edited images
      3m 47s
  5. 8m 46s
    1. Working in Guided Edit
      2m 56s
    2. Correcting skin tones in Guided Edit
      2m 44s
    3. Applying a vignette in Guided Edit
      3m 6s
  6. 32m 46s
    1. Touring the Expert Edit interface
      4m 49s
    2. Working with layers
      8m 55s
    3. Working with selections
      6m 18s
    4. Improving photos with adjustment layers
      5m 37s
    5. Editing automatically with actions
      2m 34s
    6. Adding text
      4m 33s
  7. 36m 37s
    1. Touring the Organizer
      4m 30s
    2. Managing files and folders
      4m 35s
    3. Organizing using People
      8m 43s
    4. Organizing using Places
      5m 1s
    5. Organizing using Events
      3m 28s
    6. Keyword tagging
      4m 12s
    7. Grouping photos into albums
      6m 8s
  8. 10m 1s
    1. Making a photo creation
      7m 39s
    2. Outputting a photo creation
      2m 22s
  9. 11m 6s
    1. Sending photos by email
      4m 49s
    2. Sharing photos to Facebook
      3m 9s
    3. Exporting photos
      3m 8s
  10. 21s
    1. Goodbye
      21s

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