Red eye problem in CS, pale grey instead of black

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Dec 26, 2003
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There has to be some simple solution I’m looking past – correcting red eye in a jpg, nothing complex, no layers, no other work on the image, follow the help file to the letter, select black in the color picker and when I correct it comes out light-mid grey in the pupil area rather than black. Almost like opacity was low, but I can’t find any slider to correct this.????

Thanks in advance,

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tacitr
Dec 27, 2003
correcting red
eye in a jpg, nothing complex, no layers, no other work on the image, follow the help file to the letter, select black in the color picker and when I correct it comes out light-mid grey in the pupil area rather than black.

Correct. It replaces the red with black of the same luminosity. Light red becomes light grey, dark red becomes dark grey.

You can make the pupil darker by using the Burn tool, or mby selecting it and using Levels or Curves.


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steph
Dec 27, 2003
a better option is to select "darken", choose black in the colour picker, and paint over the pupil area again
this works every time
steph

"Tacit" wrote in message
correcting red
eye in a jpg, nothing complex, no layers, no other work on the image, follow the help file to the letter, select black in the color picker and when I correct it comes out light-mid grey in the pupil area rather than black.

Correct. It replaces the red with black of the same luminosity. Light red becomes light grey, dark red becomes dark grey.

You can make the pupil darker by using the Burn tool, or mby selecting it
and
using Levels or Curves.


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Phil
Dec 29, 2003
On Sat, 27 Dec 2003 18:36:47 +1300, "steph"
wrote:

a better option is to select "darken", choose black in the colour picker, and paint over the pupil area again
this works every time
steph
….and remember that pupils are seldom dead black. If you make them completely black, your subjects will appear to have eyes that are projected forward in an unnatural way.

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