Jan 20, 2015

How to Remove Red-Eye in Photoshop

You wont believe how quick and easy it is to remove red-eye in Photoshop! Learn how to fix those creepy pupils in today’s episode!

The Problem

Red-Eye occurs when a photo is taken with a flash that is too close to the subject. This is very common for on-camera flashes for that reason. To avoid the problem altogether, try using a larger flash such as a speedlight. Or, photograh in natural light instead.

The Solution

Click on the spot healing brush tool and go down to the bottom of the menu to select the red-eye tool. This tool works best when set to a 50% pupil size and a 50% darken amount. Click and drag around the eye, and let go. Voila! That’s all there is to it, folks.


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  • user image

    And this is why I love Phlearn. I’ve used the Red Eye Tool many times before, but apparently incorrectly. I’ve always just clicked in the middle of the red pupil instead of clicking and dragging. Whoops!

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    red eye tool.
    awesome new description bar of phlearn.
    I have request can you please make it?
    can you show how to make concert poster/ society event poster etc.
    i love to learn from you.

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    Mal Furlong

    Funny enough I do struggle with ‘green eye’ in pets (and silver eye). Any tips?

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    Joe Borrello

    Agree with below, the “white eye” or “silver eye” in animals (see attached photo) is not affected by the red eye tool. I have tried to black it out manually (similar to your tutorial on how to blacken a persons eyes), but it would be nice if there was some hack to make Photoshop fix it as easily as it does red eye.

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    So simple if you know what you are doing. Thanks for showing us where these tools are.

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    You are the best Teacher i’ve found ever. You are just Awesome brother… i love u and ur style of teaching..