Red eye problem in CS, pale grey instead of black



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Red eye problem in CS, pale grey instead of black

Postby Peter Mezciems, MD » Sun, 28 Dec 2003 06:29:24 GMT

There has to be some simple solution I'm looking past - correcting red
eye in a jpg, nothing complex, no layers, no other work on the image,
follow the help file to the letter, select black in the color picker
and when I correct it comes out light-mid grey in the pupil area
rather than black. Almost like opacity was low, but I can't find any
slider to correct this.????

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Red eye problem in CS, pale grey instead of black

Postby tacitr » Sun, 28 Dec 2003 11:38:27 GMT

>correcting red

Correct. It replaces the red with black of the same luminosity. Light red
becomes light grey, dark red becomes dark grey.

You can make the pupil darker by using the Burn tool, or mby selecting it and
using Levels or Curves.

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Re: Red eye problem in CS, pale grey instead of black

Postby steph » Sun, 28 Dec 2003 14:36:47 GMT

a better option is to select "darken", choose black in the colour picker,
and paint over the pupil area again
this works every time


Re: Red eye problem in CS, pale grey instead of black

Postby Phil » Wed, 31 Dec 2003 05:56:54 GMT

On Sat, 27 Dec 2003 18:36:47 +1300, "steph"

...and remember that pupils are seldom dead black.  If you make them
completely black, your subjects will appear to have eyes that are
projected forward in an unnatural way.

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