Wednesday, July 6, 2011

How To Remove Red Eye in Paint Shop Pro (any Version)

It's the perfect picture... except it's been ruined by those unsightly, glowing red eyes from camera flash. It's happened to us all; fortunately, it's fairly easy to correct. Follow these simple steps to remove red eye from your photos using Paint Shop Pro.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: 5 minutes
Here's How:
  1. Open the image.
  2. Choose Window > New Window. This will open a duplicate window of the same image.
  3. Zoom one of the windows so that you can see the eyes as large as possible. Set the other window view to Normal Viewing [1:1].
  4. Arrange the two windows so you can see both the zoomed view and the normal view at the same time.
  5. Go to Layers > New Raster Layer. Set the Blend Mode to overlay and click OK.
  6. Use the eyedropper to pick up a dark color from the iris of the eye.
  7. Select the Paintbrush.
  8. Use a small soft brush and completely paint over the red area, but take care not to go too far outside the red area.
  9. Go to Image > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the radius around 1-2 to smooth the edge of the painted area.
  10. If neccessary, use the tips below to refine the correction.
  11. When you're satisified with the results, go to Layers > Merge All (flatten). Remember, there is no going back after this point.
  1. Use the eraser to clean up any stray pixels overlapping an eyelid.
  2. If all the red is not removed, duplicate the layer. If duplicating the layer makes the eyes too dark, lower the opacity of the top layer.

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