How To Remove Redeye In Photoshop
How To Remove Redeye In Photoshop
Photos look great, but afraid to post/upload because of red eyes? Videojug aims to help you solve this problem.
Hi, my name is Tom. I'm an edit assistant and a graphic designer. I'm now going to be showing you how to remove red eye from your photos using Adobe Photoshop CS4.
Okay, as we can see here, we've got one normal eye and one red eye so if I remove the layer, you can see this lady here has got two quite scary looking red eyes. So what I'm going to do here is that I'm going to enter that quick mask and create a mask over her eye of which the section we wish to remove the red from. So with the picture layer selected, we're going to enter the quick mask mode by pressing the letter Q on your keyboard.
You may have noticed on the history, it will say the option to enter quick mask mode. Just there, okay, now using a brush which can be found on the Photoshop pallet here, or the shortcut being B on your keyboard, I'm going to now slowly adjust the sides of the brush to fit the redness within the eye, so you're going to increase that slightly bit too much, bit too much. This will all vary from picture to picture, just going to adjust the hardness quite slightly there, okay, so once we got this set, then enter.
Now, what you want to do is you want to click roughly around where the red eye is so just one little click like so. Now don't panic you have made it worst but I'm going to quickly show you how to use that mask which you created there to remove the redness, so we know when to exit the quick mask mode which is the same you enter it by pressing Q on your keyboard. Now, you'll notice that you now got a selection of the image, now you might see once you've exited the quick mask mode that you quite haven't have it on point which I haven't there, so to deselect that, you press Apple which moves us back to where we were.
To deselect the image, you press Apple or Control for a PC and press the letter D on your keyboard and that will remove the selection. So I'm now quickly just going to go back into the quick mask mode, select a slightly smaller brush pressing enter with my selection and actually quick paint over the eye making it look like she's got a terminator eye, exit the quick mask mode saying again that selection is slightly more round than that redness we have there. Now as you can see, we've got the outside of the image selected, but what we want to select is the redness within the eye so to invert the selection, you hold down Apple or Control if you're using a PC, shift which is the same for all computers and press the letter I on your keyboard.
Now as you can see, the selection has changed to just the inside of her eye there, now what you want to do is you want to make a copy of that redness of her eye so I'm going to press Apple J which is a shortcut to joop the layer, joop the selection, so now if I remove the bottom layer, you can see how we've just got the selection of the redness of her eye there, so we're just going to snap that back on right now, with the red painted selection there, I'm going to select the layer option and adjust it from normal, scroll down there to saturation, still doesn't look any different but bear with me one second, now we're going to go to edit which is on the top tool layer here, sorry, no we're not, we're going to go to image which is on the top tool layer here, adjustment, hue and saturation. This is going to bring up this menu here, just going to move it so we're going to see the I and R options. Now, this is just a case of adapting the options here to remove the redness, so I'm just going to bump the brightness up there, remove the selection, and hit OK.
Now as you can see, we haven't quite got the image there so if we duplicate that layer that we created earlier by right clicking on the layer selected, hit duplicate layer, okay, what we can now do there is move that selection around the eye to cover up the redness so using the move tool which is in the tool pallet up there or V as the shortcut, then you can just very slowly move the images around to remove the rednes