Correcting Red Eye Flaws (continued)
Now, click anywhere in the eye area of the Before view and adjust the dimensions of the circular tool so that it completely covers the area of the eye with red eye (or in the case, greenish yellow eye) effect. This might take a little patience at first when you’re just getting used to the tools, but stick with it – it gets easier with practice. If you do make mistakes and want to start from scratch, just click the Delete Eye button to begin again.
One thing important to note here – if you need to rotate the selection area, you can hover the mouse area over the small line in the center of the tool until you see a symbol that looks like two arrows moving counterclockwise. When you see that, click and hold the mouse button down while you rotate the selection area.
Here’s what our Before and After areas look like after selecting the first area.
Before making any other adjustments, go ahead and select the second eye also. Since both eyes in the subject will usually need the same corrections, this can save some steps later on. So, use the Pan button again to pull the second eye into your Preview area and repeat all of the steps we just performed for the first eye.
With both eyes selected, we can start making modifications to the other settings in this window. Adjust the values for each of these options while keeping your own eye on the After image in the Preview area.
When you’re done and happy with what you see in the Preview area, click OK to exit the window and apply the changes to your digital photo. In the screenshot below, I only applied the changes to one eye to demonstrate what a dramatic difference this tool can make.
How did this tool differ from the quick version that is located on the left side toolbar? Well, that tool is just a special case with predefined settings of the advanced Red Eye Removal tool. It’s designed to fix the most common type of red eye flaws found in photos of humans. Basically, it’s very similar to other red eye removers that you’ll find in basic photo editors. Many times, it will work just fine (and be a lot quicker), but for those times when it doesn’t, you can always turn to the more advanced version and pick your own settings.
Additional Resources: For more tips and tricks, be sure to check out the other items in Bright Hub’s collection of Paint Shop Pro tutorials here on the Digital Photography Channel.