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Old 05-02-2004, 07:36 PM
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Glare in eyes

Hi everyone. You guys really helped me last time (I needed to know how to touch up a photo of a client's abs ) so i was hoping someone can help me again. all i have to do is take out the white glare in his eyes in Photoshop. i'm sure there is a very easy way to do this. if anyone knows, i'd appreciate the help. thanks!!
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Old 05-03-2004, 02:56 AM
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Hi Marisa,

...I do remember your last thread....

To remove "the white glare in his eyes" the first things that come to my mind are the Clone Tool and/or the Layer via Copy technique (selecting, copying, pasting and transforming/adapting good parts of the picture over the damage).

...If you could post the picture or only part of it (only the eyes in this case .... ) ... we could be more specific...

Here is 'how to' attach files/images to your post..

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Old 05-03-2004, 08:11 AM
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thanks flora. i attached a crop of his eyes below for all of you to take a look at. thanks!
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Old 05-03-2004, 09:14 AM
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The "glare" to you looks like catchlights to me which are usually very desirable as it adds life to the eyes. You may want to reduce the right one slightly but I wouldn't remove them altogether.

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Old 05-03-2004, 09:36 AM
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You definitely don't want to remove them altogether. One retouching technique that I learned a long time ago was how to add catchlights to eyes that didn't have any. It does make the eyes appear more "alive".

Now, if this was a case of glare on eyeglasses, that's another story! You would want to remove that. But in this case I don't think it's a problem.

If you do want to reduce the catchlight in the right eye a bit, then select the eye and try Filter>Other>Minimize.

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Old 05-03-2004, 09:56 AM
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Hi Marisa,

as Duv and Jeanie already said, the 'glare' is nothing but very harsh catchlights which, whenever possible, I try to add to give an 'alive' look to the eyes.

Sure, in your picture they are very harsh so I just cloned them away and put them back again but smaller and much softer.

In my attachment, even before reading the other posts, I had already added the 'no catchlights' version as to show you how 'dead' the eyes look.

Hope this helped.

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Old 05-03-2004, 11:33 AM
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I agree you are all right that it does make the eyes come more alive. but i do think that it was too harsh before.
flora-would you be able to give me the steps of how you made them softer and less harsh, if you don't mind. i'd like to understand it better so i can fix this kind of stuff more easily in the future. thanks alot, i really appreciate all the advice!!
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Old 05-03-2004, 05:29 PM
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Hi Marisa,

after cloning the original catchlights 'away' , I created a new empty Layer (blending = Normal, opacity = 100%) on top and, using a soft white brush (opacity 30%), I simply painted two small, white dots slightly lower to where the catchlights were originally.
I blurred the 'dots' layer slightly and lowered its opacity until I was satisfied with the result.

That's all .... Hope this helped....


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Old 05-03-2004, 06:21 PM
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Thanks Flora, that's really helpful!
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Old 05-07-2004, 05:52 PM
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Very Nice, Flora.

Could you offer advice on coloring those eyes?

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