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In Photoshop Lightroom 3 Essential Training, author Chris Orwig provides a comprehensive look at Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, the popular photo-asset management, enhancement, and publishing program. The course covers indispensable techniques such as importing, processing, and organizing images in the Library, correcting and adjusting images in the Develop module, and creating slideshows, web galleries, and print picture packages. In addition to exploring all of Lightroom 3's capabilities, this course is rich with creative tips and expert advice on photographic workflow. Exercise files accompany the course.
Another helpful tool that's located inside of the toolstrip allows us to reduce or to remove red eye. Now, ideally red eye doesn't ever happen to us, but occasionally we may be shooting with a point-and-shoot camera or occasionally we may just have this problem where you have the old dreaded red eye. Like with this photograph of my sister and my daughter. What I'm going to do is I'm going to zoom in on this image to 100% there. It's a small little JPG file. And in order to remove the red eye I click on the Red Eye icon. Now there actually isn't a shortcut for this one, and there isn't a shortcut because in all reality we won't use this tool that often.
Although certain times we will need it so it's nice to know that it's there. All right, we'll click on the Red Eye Correction and what you are going to do is you are going to change your brush size so that it's bigger than the red area. You can do this by pressing the Bracket key. Right Bracket makes it bigger, Left Bracket makes it smaller. Now, there are some instructions which to tell us, "Drag from the center of the eye or click to use the current size." So, again, we can change our brush size with the bracket keys and then simply click and what that will do is make a correction, or we can click in the center of the eye and drag out.
Here you can see I'm extending this brush size. And again it typically works best to have it larger than the eye and cover much more area than you'd think and you can, of course, once you get the size, simply click and click and then click. Now, lot of times what can happen like we see here with this eye is it didn't get it all the way. You can reactivate any of these circles or any of these corrections and increase the darkening or sometimes it's helpful to increase the overall reach, and you can see that's exactly what I needed to do there to improve that eye.
With this one as well again, I can increase the reach and a little bit of the darkening effect so that those are all now correct. Well now, of course, this looks really funny with all of these circles on top of the image, but you remember the overlay shortcut. It's the H key. The H key will toggle between Always and Never hiding those circles so that we can determine if those actually look good or in my particular case, I say they look good so I'm go ahead and click Done. Now this image has been successfully improved.
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