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Old 11-18-2009, 01:54 AM
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Catch lights?

Strangely, I couldn't find a thread on retouching catch lights. Now I know how to remove them and reconstruct the iris no problem, but how would you go about shaping and blending them from scratch?

I have a pretty nice simple beauty shot but with really distracting catchlights from a silver collapsed umbrella.

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Old 11-18-2009, 08:22 AM
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Re: Catch lights?

i have some custom catchlight brushes i could send you if your're interested
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:00 AM
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Re: Catch lights?

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Strangely, I couldn't find a thread on retouching catch lights. Now I know how to remove them and reconstruct the iris no problem, but how would you go about shaping and blending them from scratch?

I have a pretty nice simple beauty shot but with really distracting catchlights from a silver collapsed umbrella.

Attached is the crop of the eye.
Hi Angelo, try to take alook here: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=23770779
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:44 PM
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p3r10, would u mind sending me these brushes mate? Cheers
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:54 AM
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Re: Catch lights?

hi p3r10
I'd also like a look at those brushes.
would you post them here?
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:35 AM
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Re: Catch lights?

@ Amica999 - Thanks for the link..

@ p3r10 - I would like those bushes also

Thanks
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:49 PM
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just pm me with your email and i'll send
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:21 PM
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Re: Catch lights?

You can do something as simple as just using a white brush. It's a good idea to have a large inventory of catch lights for reference. Pay attention to how the catch light distorts on the eye lens depending on where it is located, you can just use free transform->warp to curve it to match the roundness of the eye. For reflectors/fill light, I use softlight mode with opacity set to taste.

It might not look right if you have a catch light that drastically differs from the actual lighting so be careful.

Also, if you want to place the catch light toward the top of the eye, you might need to add some eyelash shadows covering up parts of the simulated catch light.
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