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Photoshop CS4 for Photographers is an essential course for any digital photographer who wants to master the software's vast array of image enhancement techniques. Professional photographer and instructor Chris Orwig uses his own compelling images to demonstrate how the power of Photoshop can make photographers more passionate about their work. He covers many aspects of the application, such as working with RAW images, using curves and levels, making images snap, and enhancing bland photographs by converting them to black and white. Exercise files accompany this course.
In this movie, we are going to learn an essential skill. A core skill, an important skill and that is the skill to remove red eye. Now we are going to learn how we can do this really quickly. We are going to go ahead and double-click the file annika.JPEG, press F to go to Full Screen View mode and then, let's zoom in by way of shortcut. On a Mac Spacebar+Command click and drag. On a PC that's Spacebar+Ctrl-click and drag. Here we have this photograph of my daughter Annika when she was quite a bit younger, sitting in one of our moving boxes. What I would like to do when I work on red eyes, I actually like to copy the eyes to new layer so I'll grab the rectangular marquee, make a selection of those eyes and press Command+J on a Mac, Ctrl+J on a PC, so I have those on their own layer.
The reason I like to do that is just in case I make a mistake, I like to have the flexibility. That way we don't have to use History Brush or anything. Again, you don't have to do that, but it's something I like to do. Now, where is the Red Eye tool? It's moved, it's now underneath the healing tools. There it is, Red Eye tool. We have Pupil Size and Darken Amount. I'm going to take my Darken Amount up to about 50%. Now the trick with this tool is you want to make sure that you make a good selection around the eye. So you click and drag around the eye. Now you don't click and drag far enough, you won't get the entire eye. Let me try to make a mistake here, how about right there? Perhaps. We can see I have only selected the lower portion of the eye. It doesn't look good. Undo that, click and drag over the entire eye and click and drag over the entire eye.
Now another thing that may happen is, it extends out into the eyes we have seen here. Undo Command+Z on a Mac/Ctrl+Z on a PC, make your selection smaller to try to get that into the mix and then slowly build that up. Now I'm going to undo that and let's say that we have a problem. In this case, I want to replicate the problem. Okay, there we go. It's build over a little bit into the eye. Because this is on it's own layer, what I can do is click in that layer, grab a tool like the Eraser tool, zoom way in and then with the Eraser tool, I'll just erase a part of this layer, right underneath, here that extra darkening. I don't want that. So I have the black limited to that top part of the eye. One have done this, because this is a JPEG and because I'm assuming this is a snapshot taken on a point and shoot camera, I'll merge these two layers. To merge down the shortcut is Command+E on a Mac, Ctrl+E on a PC and we have successfully removed the red eye from this photograph.
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