Red Eye Correction (Use Lightroom Like A Pro, Part 6)

October 13, 2019

In this Lightroom tutorial we’re going to
take a look at the red eye tool, and I know you’re probably thinking that it’s self-explanitory
but hang with me and you might pick up a few helpful tips. To get to the red eye tool,
just click this icon up here and your options to start with are reset and close. So reset
will take away all the adjustments for that particular photo, and close just closes the
panel. And then you’ve got this little toggle to turn the adjustment on and off which you
have on all of these in Lightroom. To make an adjustment we want to click in the middle
of an eye and drag out until the shape is the right size for that eye, and then it will
do its best to find the pupil and and highlight it. So this eye is about the same size so
I can just click because I already have the size that I want. And notice here it did not
do a good job. So we can either, we can either move this and re-size it is one option, try
to just make it work for what we want to do; that’s too big, but the other option is to
just get rid of it, hit the delete key or control + Z for undo and just give it another
try, see if it does better. And that time it did do better. So you can move these around
and re-position as needed. I’m going to do it over here so that you can kind of see how
that changes the shape if it’s not doing a good job for you. The other options we have
are – I’m going to get rid of this one because that’s left in a terrible state, but I’m going
to click this to select this adjustment, and now we have pupil size and darken. So I can
say how much I want to lighten or darken the middle, so that’s very light, that’s very
dark, so generally you want to leave that at zero. Pupil size will just kind of help
you quickly fine tune the size of the darkening area and when we bring this down you can see
that it’s a little high so, I don’t know I mean it’s probably hard to see on the video
but if we go way in here 2 to1, you can see that if I move this around, we can change
where that dot is and we can even fine tune the size just by grabbing these handles and
dragging the shape. So I’m going to take a look at this photo, and go through some of
the eyes just to see how this thing behaves, so let’s come in 1 to 1 and just kind of drag
the general shape of the eye. That’s pretty good. I’m just going to click here and see
how it does. That’s also good. Over here now, especially with red glasses this could be
interesting. So let’s wee what we get. I’m just going to- so it sort of found the eye
but it just chose a highlight are, so you need to expand the shape and then just kind
of re-position it. So that’s no problem. Now there is also if you want to do an eye and
it’s just not finding anything, like if I just click in some area it will give me this
error that it’s unable to find red eye. Sometimes that happens on an eye and there’s no way
to duplicate one of these points unfortunately. So what you do in that case I’m not sure if
this will catch anything or not but it selected this little tiny thing. You can either take
an existing adjustment. This is what I recommend doing. Take an existing adjustment and move
it to the other eye, which obviously we don’t want that on top of her hair but this is just
an example, and then just redo the one that you had and we can fix that however we need
it. So that’s the way to kind of get around that. Let’s see what we get here if we do
this one here see it chose the wrong spot and we can just re-size that and then if we
want to have one on this eye also we can just drag that around, and try this one again.
It still did the same thing, so it’s a little finicky, but you can really easily move these
shapes around and get some good results pretty quick. So hopefully that helps, and stop taking
pictures with direct flash! So thanks for watching, I know this is a pretty short tutorial.
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we’ll see you in the next one.

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