Super-Fast Red Eye Removal

Lots of times the subjects in your photos have red eye. This is caused by using a flash. Without getting into it too deep I'll explain why.

The intense bright light that's given off by the flash hits the back of the eyeball and reflects back into the camera lens.

The red color comes from the light passing through all the tiny blood vessels that nourish the eye.

But never fear because you are the proud owner of Photoshop Elements, which can easily correct this problem. Just follow these 5 easy steps…

STEP 1
Open your own image and follow along


STEP 2
Zoom way in on one of the affected eyes by using the Zoom tool (shortcut: Z) and dragging just around the eye



STEP 3
Click on the Red Eye Removal tool in the Toolbox (shortcut: Y)



STEP 4
Click once on the red area of the eye. If one click doesn't fix the problem, go to the Edit menu and choose Undo (PC: Control>Z, MAC: Command>Z). Then try dragging over the red area of the eye with the Red Eye Removal tool



STEP 5
If the results still aren't satisfactory, go to the Edit menu and choose Undo (PC: Control>Z, MAC: Command>Z). Then you can go to the Options bar where you'll find 2 settings to adjust before trying again

  1. Pupil Size: Tells Photoshop Elements how much area of the eyeball to consider the pupil.
  2. Darken Amount: Tells Photoshop Elements how much to darken the results. Use a smaller amount if the results are too dark.

Here's the before and after:



That wraps up this Photoshop Elements tutorial on how to fix red eye. See more Photoshop Elements tutorials by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

If you have comments, questions or requests please don't hesitate to use the Contact form to let me know.

Until next time,
Rick



Get Answers to Your Photoshop Elements Questions

If you need help with Photoshop Elements all you have to do is ask!

I have set up an area for anyone to ask questions related to Photoshop Elements. Your question and my answer will get its own web page on this site so others can benefit from your questions. Go here and ask your question now.

Go from Red Eye to Photoshop Elements - Home page

Go to Tutorials page from Red Eye page

Comments

I value your input! Please leave me a comment in the box below.


Search This Site:


Sign up for my newsletter
BECAUSE… You get
20 FREE ESSENTIAL PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS TIPS when you do

  • 4 Step-By-Step Videos showing Tips being used 
     
  • One-Page Printable Cheat Sheets of Tips


Get My Photoshop Elements Books for just $3.99 from Amazon


More Content… follow me:

essentialpselements
essentialpselements
essentialpselements


"Just a note to say I LOVE your site! There seem to be a few PS Elements tutorials sites, but yours is by far the clearest and easiest to understand. Thanks!" - Ellie


"Watching your tutorials even about things that I think I know I ALWAYS learn something new. A big thank you!" - Douglas


"I am thrilled to find such useful and easy-to-understand information for using Photoshop Elements. I can't wait to use your tutorials (especially with my scrapbooking obsession)" - Judy in MS


Good day Rick, "I very appreciate ALL, ALL of your tutos. Very very clear and useful tips, tricks and techniques of how-to in PSE9. A great great work!" - Hoan


"Love your tutorials on YouTube. Very clear and helpful. Thanks a bunch." - Rich


"I love your videos! They have been such a BIG help. I bought the Dummies book, and it's OK, but I do better by watching instead of reading. Kudos to you!" - Cheers, Kathy


"Thank you for this site! I found it through one of your videos on YouTube. Again, thank you so much!" - Vanessa


"This is really a truly generous and very admirable website!" - Cheers, Jonas


Hi Rick! First I've got to say thank you for all the information you share. I can't wait to see the "tips and tricks" you are working on because it sounds like those will help things all come together. I've gone thru several of your tutorials and learn so much. I can't praise you enough for your time and patience. - Vicki.


"Your website is a great service and I thank you!" - Kind Regards, April


"A big thanks to you and your website, and the information and help I get from it, its much appreciated." - Rob


Rick - "Many thanks for your advice, that I will take. A big thank you as well for you outstandingly good tutorials. You do seem to have an amazing knack of making quite complicated tasks seem easy and straightforward. I am a fan!" - With Best Wishes, Tony


Much more helpful than PS Elements 9 for Dummies book.... Thanks so much for your site..truly easy to follow. - Karin


Hi Rick. Just wanted to say a big thank you for all of the great information contained in your tutorials. I've stumbled around PS9 for quite a few weeks now and can't believe quite how easily you explain the different aspects. It's way, way more powerful than I imagined and now, for me, usable too. A big, big thank you from the UK. - Guy