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stormpeak Silver Member Nikonian since 29th May 2012Sat 05-Oct-13 03:53 AM
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"Red Fox Eye Corrections"


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Hello, all. A few years back, while I was visiting Yellowstone, I had a great early morning encounter with a red fox outside of the park- at our cabin in Cooke City, Montana. The fox was obviously habituated to people. I've always enjoyed the photos I took of it, but some of them had the cat or pet eye issue that occasionally shows up in animal shots.

I recently upgraded to Adobe Photo Elements 12 thinking that its new pet eye correction feature would be great. However, it did not work so well in practice. Regardless, I decided to try to correct the eyes manually. I would love to get your honest and expert opinions on my efforts.

Thanks.

















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af4nc Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Jul 2007Sat 05-Oct-13 10:36 AM
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Yardley, US
          

That's a pretty good job. It does take practice. I like foxes too and love Yellowstone. I spent 6 weeks last summer/fall.

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Sun 06-Oct-13 03:36 AM
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Nice work!

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Dubes Silver Member Awarded for his high level of achievement and willingness to help others – most notably in wildlife photography. Nikonian since 16th Jun 2007Sun 06-Oct-13 10:14 PM
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#3. "RE: Red Fox Eye Corrections"
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Well done with the shots Oscar, nice captures. Good job on the removal of the "red" eye. I think I'd be tempted to have only one highlight in each eye.

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brada Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2008Mon 07-Oct-13 01:07 AM
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#4. "RE: Red Fox Eye Corrections"
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pretty good, #2 is the better one, at least looks the most natural.

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danshep Silver Member Charter MemberMon 07-Oct-13 01:08 AM
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I like #4 best. Just a little catchlight, to show some life.



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stormpeak Silver Member Nikonian since 29th May 2012Mon 07-Oct-13 03:07 AM
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#6. "RE: Red Fox Eye Corrections"
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Thank you all for your feedback. I'm going to continue playing with these taking your comments into account such as a single highlight per eye and trying to make it more realistic.

Again, I appreciate your help. I'll post revised versions soon.

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stormpeak Silver Member Nikonian since 29th May 2012Tue 08-Oct-13 12:45 AM
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#7. "RE: Red Fox Eye Corrections"
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Hello again. I've listened to your feedback and, hopefully, the eyes look better now. Please let me know what you think of my latest attempts. Thanks again.










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danshep Silver Member Charter MemberTue 08-Oct-13 12:56 AM
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I think you got 'er.



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Chuckv Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Mar 2009Tue 08-Oct-13 01:18 AM
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That's looks great!!!



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Sixmileman Registered since 06th Mar 2013Fri 11-Oct-13 05:21 PM
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#14. "RE: Red Fox Eye Corrections"
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Can you describe a little your technique for doing this, please.

  

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Chuckv Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Mar 2009Tue 08-Oct-13 01:22 AM
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I know it would be the wrong thing to do, but I would want to take the Fox in to my fold.

That is such great country to visit, or live there for that matters....


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stormpeak Silver Member Nikonian since 29th May 2012Tue 08-Oct-13 04:36 AM
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#11. "RE: Red Fox Eye Corrections"
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Thanks for the kind words, Dan and Chuck. And, I wish I could live close to Yellowstone...that would be like living a dream.

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jamesvoortman Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Sep 2004Fri 11-Oct-13 04:14 PM
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I think you did quite well. They all look more natural now.

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stormpeak Silver Member Nikonian since 29th May 2012Fri 11-Oct-13 05:18 PM
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Thank you very much, James.

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stormpeak Silver Member Nikonian since 29th May 2012Sat 12-Oct-13 03:34 AM
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#15. "RE: Red Fox Eye Corrections"
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Lawrence, I apologize for not seeing your post earlier. Not sure how I missed it. Here is a brief description of how I did this:

I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 to edit my photos. It has a brush feature (under the "Expert" section of Editor module) that allows you to essentially paint within your photo. Furthermore, the brush feature provides you with the option of selecting a brush or airbrush mode. You can also select the brush size which I varied based on what area I was painting and especially at the time of applying highlights.

Using the airbrush mode, I filled in the pupils gradually and tried not to make them 100% even in an effort to better replicate a natural pupil. (I should mention I used to paint and airbrush regularly as a hobby for years, so I felt comfortable with the approach although doing it with a mouse is very different than with an actual airbrush.)

The Adobe Photoshop Elements airbrush mode (and brush mode) lets you choose the degree of opacity. I never selected anything over 50% to ensure I covered the area gradually and unevenly.

Once I was done with painting the pupils in black, I then changed the color to white and added the highlights which were more challenging. It obviously took some trial and error and I greatly appreciate the feedback I got on this forum.

I hope this provides an adequate explanation of the process I used. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments on this.

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Sixmileman Registered since 06th Mar 2013Sat 12-Oct-13 03:35 PM
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#16. "RE: Red Fox Eye Corrections"
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You did a great job and your technique is far superior to what I've done in the past to remove "white eye" from images of a dog. Thanks for the detailed reply, much appreciated.

  

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