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How does one correct blood shot eyes in aperture. #1
spearphoto's picture
by spearphoto
May 20, 2014 - 7:10am

How does one correct blood shot eyes in aperture? I used the doge tool to brighten them but it seems to highlight the redness of the veins.

spearphoto

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by Nick Nieto
May 20, 2014 - 3:54pm

Without seeing the eye you are referring too - I would guess to try using the retouch brush tool. Though I personally am not a huge fan of retouched eyes myself… 

www.nicknieto.com / Portland, Oregon

spearphoto's picture
by spearphoto
May 21, 2014 - 7:24am

Nor am I but in this case I have no option as the red veining is just too distracting. Thanks of the reply I will give it a go but not sure that it will work. I guess I could try exporting to photoshop and try painting - the surreal may work quite well with these images.

spearphoto

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by Nick Nieto
May 21, 2014 - 7:37am

One thing I would keep an eye on… if you try to retouch the eyes with the retouch brush or other brushes in aperture. I have had good results when I dial back the opacity on the brush. It should give you a bit more realistic result.

www.nicknieto.com / Portland, Oregon

spearphoto's picture
by spearphoto
May 22, 2014 - 3:46pm

Thanks for the extra tip, I will give it a try.

spearphoto

Joe's picture
by Joe
May 21, 2014 - 11:09am

Hi,

One technique that I have use in a few similar case:

  • Apply a Monochrome adjustment to your picture
  • Select the color to white
  • Paint it to the full white part of the eyes including the red part
  • then play with the intensity scroll to find the right level so the eyes are not too white

Sorry if menu item name are not perfect, I am using Aperture in French :) 

Hope it will work for u,

J.

spearphoto's picture
by spearphoto
May 22, 2014 - 3:50pm

Thanks could be good if I go down the monochrome route I will bear it in mind.

spearphoto

Russell's picture
by Russell
May 23, 2014 - 12:04am

Another option (and Francophone Joe may have touched on this but it was lost in translation) would be to use a Saturation adjustment brush - just on the bloodshot bits - with the saturation dialled down to taste.

Russell

spearphoto's picture
by spearphoto
May 29, 2014 - 1:45am

Thanks for this tip and sorry not to get to replying sooner I have been called away to work this last week.

I think you are right that Francophone Joe’s tip may have been lost in translation, are you saying that I can just brush in desaturation on the eyes and then adjust the effect with the amount slider - this sounds a very good idea indeed and i am going to give it a try.

So thanks again for the great tip.

spearphoto

BopperZip's picture
by BopperZip
May 23, 2014 - 4:27am

There is a red eye reduction tool in Aperture. You can access it by hitting the “E” key, or via the red eye icon at the menu bar at the bottom of the screen when viewing an individual photo.  Give it a try. I’ve had mixed results with it.

 

BopperZip

Russell's picture
by Russell
May 23, 2014 - 5:36am

Hmm. But that’s designed for the red reflex problem, where light reflected from the blood vessels at the back of the eye is seen through the pupil, not engorgement of the blood vessels of the sclera/conjunctiva (i.e. the “whites of the eyes”).

Or are you saying that you somehow brush the red eye correction over the whites of the eye too to “remove” conjunctival blood vessels too?

Russell

BopperZip's picture
by BopperZip
May 23, 2014 - 6:30am

Sorry, I should have read more carefully…redeye and blood shot are two different things.

 

BopperZip

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by HowardBundy
October 6, 2017 - 12:00am

In a couple of cases, the zone picked by Aperture may be either marginally too substantial or somewhat too little (regularly incorporating a couple of pixels in the eyelid skin, or missing a couple of red pixels inside the student). For these troublesome cases, you can alter the Affectability parameter to change the region where desaturation happens. For instance, I typemyessay by dragging the Affectability slider to one side by one indent diminishes the range of the dynamic region inside the Red Eye target overlay by one pixel, and dragging the Affectability slider one score to the privilege amplifies it by one pixel.

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