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Old 03-09-2006, 03:12 PM
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sunglass reflection removal

hello and help!

client requested the removal of the circular reflection of the light in the sunglass lens.

http://seanarmenta.com/samples/GALLAGHER-0071.jpg

tried doing a selection and darkening using levels/curves, but there's not enough information in the highlight to pull back out. it just turns into a black or dark circle instead.

the subject's eye is visible through the sunglass lens, and i would like to rebuild the missing part, but worst case scenario is further darkening the lenses to make a more solid color.

any help appreciated.

thanks!
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:56 PM
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Sunglass

Well I just painted the eye back in. I first did the frame on a separate layer and used a selection to make sure the paint was contained. On another layer I made a selection of the iris and pupil and painted that in and finally got around the whiter area of the eye.
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:12 PM
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thanks phil!

phil that looks great. i will try that.

did you paint back the missing eye detail by scratch? i was going to look through the other images of the same layout and try to get another eye that i can fit over.
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:17 PM
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Nice one, Phil.

My method is a bit more complicated - but then I'm like that!

I used a rather wild levels layer to get the area of interest into "normal" range.
Then cloned the missing parts with "Sample all Layers" unchecked
When the eyes were about right, just turn off the wild levels.

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Old 03-09-2006, 04:18 PM
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Well I did paint it from scratch. His right eye didn't seem to be right to switch. I made a circular selection of the iris and painted in the iris color sampling the good parts of his iris. The eyelid I placed a selection around the bad area and sampled color from the left side of his eyelid.
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:19 PM
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5 minutes of cloning

Just cloning with what's there, either at 100% opacity or at transparency.

I tried to upload the file but it said it was too large and it was the same file I downloaded and re-saved... sorry. I re-saved it as a level 8 JPG and it was still too big...
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:28 PM
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Nice one, Phil.

My method is a bit more complicated - but then I'm like that!

I used a rather wild levels layer to get the area of interest into "normal" range.
Then cloned the missing parts with "Sample all Layers" unchecked
When the eyes were about right, just turn off the wild levels.

wow -- you guys are incredible. thank you all for getting me in the right direction -- very helpful.

i've always wondered about the "sample all layers" option. should i always have that turned off when cloning since i just want to clone off the topmost retouched layer? or is that used only in this instance?
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:51 PM
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Normally you would always leave it on - that way what you see is what gets cloned.

In this case, however, there is a levels layer active. If you sampled what you see then this (lightened version) is what will get stamped to the dark layer - and this is not what you want.
If you uncheck the option you sample only from the dark layer.

The (wild) levels layer is not really an adjustment, it's there just to help you visualize better the very dark image in the area of the glasses.

Try it and see!

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Old 03-10-2006, 12:18 AM
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just wanted to thank you all again for the help and to post my results with it (just the reflection part, i still have to do post on the entire image)

i tried Ro's wild levels technique, but i just couldn't do that right. so instead i cloned and painted away the reflection and the missing part of the eye back.

thank god for wacom tablets :P

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