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This photograph was captured of me and two of my daughters on one of the best days of my life. It was the day when our youngest daughter Elsie Autumn was born. Yet, here you can see that we have the dreaded red-eye effect. A friend snapped this photo with a pocket camera and that often happens with those pocket cameras which have smaller flashes. So let's explore how we can remove or reduce the red-eye effect. To select the tool that we will be using, you can either press the E key or you can click on the icon here in order to choose the Red Eye Removal tool.
Next, this tool works really easily and simply. All that you need to do is to click-and-drag over the eye. In doing that, you'll see that it's now retouched out this area. Click-and-drag over another eye and you can keep doing that in order to clean up these areas. Now, if ever you find these overlays distracting, as I do here, I think they look horrible, you can press the V key. Remember that shortcut from working with our other retouching tool? The V key toggles on and off your overlay.
You can also just click on this button here. Well, with the Overlay off, I noticed that on Annie's eye, on this one right here, the pupil size isn't quite big enough. Well, you can change that by hovering over the edge and dragging that out. And in doing that, you can change the area that it's sampling. Here now you can see it's sampling a larger area. So I will go ahead and decrease that Pupil Size, and by doing that, you can see I'm decreasing the area which it's affecting. And here, we can dial this in so that it's just removing that red eye.
We can control that this way. We can also control how dark the pupil becomes either by darkening it by clicking-and-dragging this to the right, or by leaving it a little bit more bright by dragging to the left. If you need to go through and change different selections, well just click on one, and then make any of the needed adjustments and here you can see we can do that as you make those adjustments. So I prefer to press the V key to turn off that little overlay, because it's just too small and too distracting. All right! Well, to view our before-and-after, press that P key.
There it is, here is the before, press the P key again, and now you can see the after.
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