Removing Red Eye

Removing Red Eye

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial


How to Remove Red Eye in Photoshop



Red eye occurs when your subject is in a dark area and the pupils enlarge. If your camera flash is directly in front of the subject, the pupil illuminates as red.

Some cameras have a red eye feature that blinks a few times before the shot in an attempt to shrink the pupils. Unfortunately, the rapid blinking makes it impossible to capture a candid shot.


Step One

Open an image in Photoshop (File > Open) that suffers from red eye.

Step Two

The red eye tool has two settings. The first is the Darken Amount. Set Darken Amount to 20%.

Step Three

The other setting is Pupil Size. With the Pupil Size set to 50%, you would draw a marquee that is twice the width and twice the height of the pupil.

Step Four

Draw a marquee that includes the pupil and the red eye disappears.

Tool Options

For best results, experiment with the Darken Amount and Pupil Size settings to match your style.


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