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Old 01-01-2008, 07:56 PM
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This was shot while the snow was really coming down. Is there a way bring the eye out from behind the big blob of snow? I can see the eye but have no idea how to bring it up or if it can even be done. The smaller spots don't bother me.
I obviously haven't fixed the red eye yet.
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:11 PM
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Re: Help if possible

I made a circular selection around the eye, feathered, copied to a new layer set to multiply then duplicated the multiply layer 5 or 6 times (until the colors come back into the range of the rest of the picture.)

Merged all those down into a copy of the background. Fixed the red eye, and did a little dodge and burn and hue/sat adjustments to correct for the darker red, and masked that layer to apply that correct to just the eyebrow and eye. This coule probable then use some clone/heal to blend in the circular selection outline.
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:17 PM
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Re: Help if possible

Well, that was fast and quite miraculous! Thank so much Swampy.
I'll go to work on it now with a plan.
My daughter will be very happy that it can be fixed.
Thanks a million.
Nan
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:33 PM
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Hi there

Another way is to clone the left eye

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Old 01-01-2008, 11:38 PM
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Re: Help if possible

I used the lasso tool and selected the right eye and put it on a separate layer and then covered the eye with snow. Merged the layers and blended using the healing brush and clone tool. Did a slight levels adjustment and then a light sharpening.

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Old 01-01-2008, 11:38 PM
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Hey Butch, that looks pretty darn good too. I thought about doing it that way first but didn't think it would turn out right. I'll be trying it both ways now.
Thanks,
Nan
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:56 AM
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Re: Help if possible

Without copying the other eye across, this was about as good as I could get in the time I had available.

Nothing other than a slight variation on Swampy's method, I selected an area just larger than the snowflake and multiplied, then for each multiplied layer I added a radial gradient mask using slightly different start and stop points to each layer. By doing this the amount of clone/healing brush work was reduced.

Still needs a little DB work to improve things I think.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:19 AM
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Re: Help if possible

DC and Gary, yours both look equally great. I think I used a little of everyone's suggestions. I copied and pasted the eye, some cloning, levels, dodge and burn and some smudging.
Thanks toall for the help.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:31 AM
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Re: Help if possible

I sent the photo and it looked like it went through. I've done this before without a problem. Don't know what I did wrong this time.
Here's the link to my corrected version.
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http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...tos/KandC3.jpg
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:45 PM
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Re: Help if possible

Hi

Problems (effects) like this are caused by wide angle lenses and depth of field bringing things into partial focus that are often invisible.

It can also happen with dust in the atmosphere very often illuminated with flash.
Some people call these 'Orbes'

There is another snowflake on the other girls' nose and top lip.

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