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Video: Removing pet eye glow

If you love animals and you take lots of pictures of your pets, I'm sure you've run into this situation at one time or another where you take a photo with the flash on your camera turned on. And you end up with a colored glow in your pet's eyes like the green glow that you see here in this cute dog Wiki's eyes. Sometimes the glow is green like this or it might be white or yellow. Blue, sometimes it's even red. Now, there is a similar effect in humans called red-eye, and for some time now, elements has had a red-eye tool in the expert edit workspace and in the quick edit workspace to remove red-eye from a human's eyes.
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Join photographer and teacher Jan Kabili as she introduces the photo organizing, editing, and sharing features of Adobe Photoshop Elements 12. This course begins with a look at Elements Organizer, a workspace that makes it easier than ever to import photos. Next, Jan explores the photo-enhancement features in the Quick Edit workspace, from correcting color and lighting to quick retouching. Then graduate to the Expert Edit view, which provides tools for selecting portions of images, compositing multiple images, straightening crooked photos, and more. Last, Jan returns to the Organizer to show you how to tag photos with keywords and create albums, and introduces Elements 12's features for emailing photos and sharing them on Twitter.

Topics include:
  • Importing photos from a hard drive or camera
  • One-click editing with Instant Fix
  • Making Quick Edits to color and lighting
  • Adding effects in Quick Edit
  • Straightening with content-aware fill
  • Retouching
  • Working with folders and files in the Organizer
  • Keyword tagging
  • Making albums
  • Sharing photos via email or social media
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Removing pet eye glow

If you love animals and you take lots of pictures of your pets, I'm sure you've run into this situation at one time or another where you take a photo with the flash on your camera turned on. And you end up with a colored glow in your pet's eyes like the green glow that you see here in this cute dog Wiki's eyes. Sometimes the glow is green like this or it might be white or yellow. Blue, sometimes it's even red. Now, there is a similar effect in humans called red-eye, and for some time now, elements has had a red-eye tool in the expert edit workspace and in the quick edit workspace to remove red-eye from a human's eyes.

But that tool never quite did the job on pet eye glow like this. Now, there's a special option to remove pet eye glow. Let's take a look at that option here in the expert edit workspace. You can do this same thing in the quick edit workspace. Here in expert edit. I'm going to zoom in, so we can really see the dog's eyes. By selecting the zoom tool. And then, clicking the one to one option in the tool options bar. And then, I'll click on the hand tool. And I'll click and drag to center his eyes in the photo. Now I'm going to select the red eye removal tool, the same tool that we used to remove the red eye from humans.

But when I use this tool on a pet, it's important that I go to the tool options and check pet eye there. Now, that greys out the auto-correct button, but it leaves me with a pupil radius and a darken slider that I can use to fine tune my results. To apply the pet eye removal, all I have to do is come into the image with the red eye removal tool. And place the cross hair on my cursor, on top of the color that I want to remove and then click. Now, that's not a bad result, but if you look closely, you can see that the new darkening effect doesn't really cover the entire pupil.

There's a bit of a light ring around it. So, I'm going to undo by going down to the task pane. And clicking the undo button. Again, I'm going to go to the tool options and take the pupil radius slider from its default and drag it over toward the right. Now, I'll go back into the image and repeat what I just did, clicking on the green glow in the dog's eye. And, I think that does the trick. Now, let's work on his other eye. With the same settings, I'll move over the right eye And I'll click on the color there, and that is not a bad result. But I think that the pupil in his right eye now looks a little grayer than the darker pupil in the left eye.

So I'm going to try again on the right eye. I'll click undo, and this time I'm going to go to the darken slider and I'm going to drag that to the right. Now it's just a guess where to put the slider. I'll try it out and if I don't like the results, I'll try again with different settings. And then, I'll move into the image, and I'll click in the right eye. And I think that's a better match to the other eye. So, at this point, I would save and close the image. So, if you like to take photos of your pets, particularly, if you're inside and using flash, then, I think you're really going to love the pet eye option on the red eye removal tool, here in the expert edit workspace and in the quick edit workspace.

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