|22nd of August 2012 (Wed)||#1|
Cream of the Crop
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: San Diego County, California, USA
I know what causes glowing (demon's) eyes in dogs and since I always bounce my flash, I never have to contend with the terrible glowing eyes in my dog pictures.
However, I have been tasked with "fixing" many pictures of our American Maltese Association Rescue dogs submitted by foster caregivers all over the USA. Many of these were shot with P&S camera or DSLR cameras using the built-in flash. Virtually all of them suffer from glowing eye syndrome.
I usually erase the picture sent me after I fix them for publication on the dog rescue sebsite www.petfinder.com. I reproduced one as an example here by using my onboard flash...
What is the best way to fix the glowing eyes. My usual remedy is to use the Burn Tool with the circle about the same size as the glow in the eye. It works O.K., but not great. Auto red-eye removal in Photoshop Elements 10 dosen't work at all.
However, if anyone has a better way I would love to learn about it. I cannot expect the foster guardians to use bounce or OTC flash. It is hard enough to get qualified fosters without micro-managing theit photography.
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|18th of December 2012 (Tue)||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Re: Glowing eyes
Do you allow image editing?
What I do with my dog is use the paint bucket tool to click once on the eye part where the glow appears, this way my photoshop's red eye removal tool works (not perfectly, but I find it better than me using a brush because the red eye still leaves the natural shine in the eye). Then I get the clone stamp tool and clone out the edges of the glow that red eye does not remove, I also use the sponge to desaturate the color of any area where cloning it would look weird, and I use the burn tool. I then zoom in closely and use the dodge tool or a white brush at 10-20% opacity to highlight any natural white shine the eye has on the black part and enhance the "shiny" eyes.
It's not perfect..just something I find works for me so far.
edit: Oops I just saw this thread is old.. i'm such a newbie.
Last edited by Naraly : 18th of December 2012 (Tue) at 23:01.
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