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Photoshopping glowing animal eyes.

 
 
Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 06:47 pm
I'm having the damndest time getting rid of the bright green glow in my dog's eyes in what is otherwise a really good picture. Nothing I've tried looks normal at all.

I'm using Photoshop elements so I don't have a lot of fancy tools.

Any advice?

Thanks!
 
dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 06:48 pm
sunglasses?

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1143/1470510313_6bf376c4c5_m.jpg
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 06:49 pm
@boomerang,
Not elements familiar, but I painted a lot of eyes with photoshop...

(just don't use red, people will think he's a drunk)
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 06:58 pm
@boomerang,
Have you tried any photoshop tutorials? E.g. http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/photoshop/ht/apsredeye.htm

There are a lot of "Removing Red Eye Tutorials" results that might work for you.

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Izzie
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 06:59 pm
@boomerang,
Hey Boom

Yep... redeye won't work with animal eyes. In Picasa 3 there is a retouch tool. Haven't tried it before... but just went into one of the scrap photos and you can retouch by clicking a round brush on the eye... then find a colour in the photo and just click on it.. you can undo until you can find the right colour. Very inaccurate and all I've done is pushed the first colour... not tried to do it smart, just a quick fix .... sure you could do a fab job on yours with a little time.

Before
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1090917.jpg

After
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1090917a.jpg

someone will prolly come up with a better and more effective plan. x
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 07:00 pm
@boomerang,
The software that came with my <leans over> HP printer has something for green eyes. I'll see if it's detachable.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 07:13 pm
Yeah, the red eye thing won't work.

Photoshop has a similar tool, Izzie but I can't get it to look natural. Plus, the catchlights are so hard to mimic in a way that matches with the person in the photo.

This version of the photo will be small so I guess I shouldn't stress about it so much. Still, if there is an easy way to fix it and have it look good I'd love to know.
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parados
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 07:26 pm
@boomerang,
I'm not familiar with elements but in Photoshop I would suggest selecting the area then simply changing the saturation and hue. This will keep the highlights in place and just take it to brown/black.

It looks like Elements has desaturation as part of the sponge tool. Try that.
boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 07:34 pm
@parados,
I've tried that too but there are no catchlights in the dog's eyes but they are great in the person. Here's the photo so you can see how burned out the eyes are:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/boomerangagain/2008-9.jpg

I've tried hue/saturation, brightness/contrast, healing brush, paint tool, burn/dodge, several other things and I just can't get it to look right.

I can get away with something a little sloppy for this version but I like the photo and wouldn't mind having a version larger than 2.5".
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 07:44 pm
Do you have another photo of his eye?

i would clone stamp from it.
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 07:46 pm
@boomerang,
That's what his eyes really look like. The camera just exposes it Laughing

Cycloptichorn
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 07:58 pm
@shewolfnm,
Yeah, I've tried that too but I don't have one so head on and, again, the catchlights don't match up right so it looks kind of goofy.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 07:58 pm
@boomerang,
paint...

(blown up big, with different colors, and a small brush)

(and blur)
Izzie
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 08:17 pm
@Rockhead,
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/2008-9.jpg


Could be done with highlights.... too tired... maybe worth a practice....beautiful pic.... they look lovely. x

Nite all x
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 08:20 pm
@Izzie,
yup...

some highlights and a light mark, and bingo.

(go bed)
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parados
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 08:51 pm
@boomerang,
Try this - with just the eye

Hue -50
Saturation -100

Then do brightness contrast
Brightness -75
contrast +50

Brightness contrast again
Brightness -75
Contrast +75 (or more)
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 09:14 pm

Paintshop Pro has a red eye tool that includes animal eyes. I used it to fix it for you. If you want me to do it to the original you can email it to me. Email address is in my profile.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/SWgReuofKvI/AAAAAAAAAqk/-0nU42Nub9g/s800/2008-9.jpeg
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 11:26 pm
@boomerang,
I use the magic wand tool function in PS, but I use Photoshop 7.0. Because Elements is an inexpensive strip-down tool, it doesn't have a quick easy method for animal green-eye removal.

You can highlight it -- selecting only the affected green-eye area. Then perhaps desaturate the color (removing all tint or hint of color). Be aware that you might need to darken exposure of that selected area too.

Even better process is the red-eye removal tools in Paintshop Pro 7. They have one for human red-eye and animal green-eye.

Oh, wait..why not just send me the file. I'll fix it for you! I do this professionally.
Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 11:51 pm
here's what I was able to do to the image to remove the green-eye:

http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2850881860046158395MKBIol

I have to re-learn how to embed images here..but if you click on the link, you'll see the image.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sat 10 Jan, 2009 07:47 am
Oh my gosh! You guys are brilliant!

I had tried that magic wand and desaturate, Ragman, but for me there was so little detail in the eyes that they ended up looking very lifeless. Diamond looked like a stuffed dog which made Mo's smile look kinda creepy.

I do so little retouching and manipulation of photos that Elements has always been fine so far. Typically I just nudge the color and lighting a bit and take out distracting background elements.

Thank you all for your offers to help! I was actually able to copy Butrflynet's version straight from here and it looks great! I'm amazed and I truly appreciate all the effort you all put into this.

I'm still going to practice and try to learn to do this for myself but I'm certainly not one to look a gift dog eye in the mouth so I will just say another big thanks!
 

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