How to remove red-eye from a photo in PhotoShop

PhotoShop CS3 Photo series

How to remove red-eye from a photo in PhotoShop

This tutorial will show you how to remove red eye from a photo in Photoshop

This tutorial assumes you already have your picture open in Photoshop

1) Right click on the Spot Healing Brush Tool

2) Select the Red Eye Tool

3) Click and drag in the image to select the entire eye

The red eye effect has been removed from the eye we selected

4) To change the pupil size, click the arrow and adjust the slider

You can also change the darken amount

5) Now, click and drag to select the whole eye

Since we turned down the darken amount, the second eye is much lighter than the first

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to remove red eye from a photo in Photoshop

How to remove or isolate something from the rest of a picture in PhotoShop

PhotoShop CS3 Photo series

How to remove or isolate something from the rest of a picture in PhotoShop

This tutorial will show you how to remove something from an image in Photoshop

This tutorial assumes you already have your image open in Photoshop

1) Open the Layers palette from the Window menu

2) Click on the Quick Selection Tool

3) Make sure to set the tool to Add To Selection

4) Click and drag across the object you want to select

A few extra pixels have been selected

5) Click to subtract from the selection

6) Click and drag to deselect the parts you don’t want

Now, we will feather the area around the selection so it won’t appear jagged

7) Click Refine Edge

8) Adjust the amount to feather

9) Change the amount to contract or expand

10) Click OK

Now we need to put the selection on its own layer

11) Press CTRL + C to copy the selection

12) Press CTRL + V to paste it

The selection has automatically been pasted to its own layer

13) Select the Move Tool

14) Click and drag to re-position the layer

We will use the Crop Tool to get rid of the part of the image we don’t want

15) Select the Crop Tool

16) Click and drag to select the new image dimensions

17) Press the Enter key to apply the crop

To smooth the edges a bit more, we will use the Blur Tool

18) Select the Blur Tool

19) Click and drag around the edges to blur

Now, we will smooth out the area around the head

20) Select the Eraser Tool

21) Click and drag around the head to erase

The last thing we’ll do is use the Clone Stamp Tool to cover up any remnants on the background

22) Click on the Clone Stamp

23) Hold down the ALT key and click in the image to choose a source point

24) Click and drag to fix the bit of jacket that got cut off

25) Click on the background layer

First, we’ll fix the bit of a face that’s sticking out

26) ALT + click to choose a source point on the flag

27) Click and drag to cover up the face

28) ALT + click to choose another source point

29) Cover up the tip of the head that’s showing

The last thing to do is cover up the extra pair of hands that are showing

30) Select a source point

31) Cover up the hands

That’s it! You now know how to remove an object from a photo in Photoshop

How to repair an old photo in PhotoShop

PhotoShop CS3 Photo series

How to repair an old photo in PhotoShop

This tutorial will show you how to repair an old photo in Photoshop

This tutorial assumes you already have your image open in Photoshop

Notice that this image has an unusual red tint as well as numerous white spots, scratches and other unwanted noise

The first thing we will do is reduce the noise

1) Go to the Filter menu

2) Go to Noise

3) Click Reduce Noise

4) Turn up the strength

5) Adjust the percentage of details to preserve

6) Adjust the slider to reduce color noise

7) Set the percentage to sharpen details

8) Click OK when you are done

The amount of noise in the image has been reduced

Now, we will adjust the red tinting

9) Go to Image…

10) …Adjustments…

11) …Color Balance

12) Since this image is tinted red, we will reduce the amount of red

13) Now, add some green and blue

The shadows are still a little red so we will adjust those now

14) Set the new Red, Green and Blue values

Finally, we’ll adjust the highlights

15) Again, set the Red, Green and Blue values

16) Click OK

Even though the image color is more balanced, it still appears a little bright

17) Go to Image…

18) …Adjustments….

19) …Brightness/Contrast

20) Since this image is so light, we will decrease the brightness

21) We will also turn the contrast down a bit

22) Click OK

Even with the brightness adjusted, the face still needs a bit more color in it

23) Select the Rectangular Marquee Tool

24) Carefully select the face

25) Re-open the Color Balance box from the Image menu

26) We’ll add a little more red back into the face

27) Then, we’ll take out a bit of the blue and green

28) Click OK

29) Press CTRL + D to deselect the area

Notice that only the part of the image that was inside the selected box has been altered

Now, we will begin to remove the many scratches

30) Select the zoom tool

31) Select an area to zoom to

Different tools work for different areas. First, we will try the Spot Healing Brush

32) Right click the Healing Brush

33) Select the Spot Healing Brush

34) Click and drag over the area you want to fix

The scratch has been erased

35) Now, click and drag over more scratches

Continue until the Spot Healing Brush ceases to be effective

The remaining scratches are over both light and dark areas. So, we will use the Clone Stamp Tool

36) Right click the Pattern Stamp

37) Select the Clone Stamp

38) Hold down ALT and click in the image to select the source

39) Now, click and drag to clone over the scratch

40) Continue until there are no more scratches visible in the area

41) Select the zoom tool

42) Zoom out until the entire image is visible

Now that the face looks much better, we will touch up the shirt a little

43) Select the plus to zoom in

44) Select an area to zoom to

The first tool we’ll use for this area is the Patch Tool

45) Right click on the Spot Healing Brush

46) Click the Patch Tool

47) Click and drag around an area to fix

48) Now, drag the selected area

49) Press CTRL + D to deselect

50) Continue until all the scratches have been removed from the area

51) Select the Zoom Tool

52) Click the minus sign to zoom out

53) Zoom out until the image fits in the window

As you can see, the spots have been removed from the area

Continue using any combination of the tools we just covered until you are happy with the end result

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to repair an old photo in Photoshop

How to use the Stamp tools in PhotoShop

PhotoShop CS3 Photo series

How to use the Stamp tools in PhotoShop

This tutorial will show you how to use the stamp tools in Photoshop

This tutorial assumes you already have your picture open in Photoshop

1) First, we’ll open the clone source palette from the Window menu

2) Now, select the clone stamp tool

The clone stamp tool creates an exact copy of its source

3) To select the source, hold down the ALT key and click in the image

4) Now, click and drag in the image

As you can see, an exact copy of the ship has been cloned into the image

Photoshop can store up to 5 clone sources per image. These sources are erased once you close the image

5) Click to store another source

6) Hold down ALT and click to select a new source

7) Click and drag in the image

The original ship has been erased from the image

In order to get a more seamless transition, you may need to select several sources around the object you are trying to add or remove

Now, we will learn how to use the Pattern Stamp Tool, which is useful for adding textures to an image

8) Right click the Clone Stamp Tool

9) Select the Pattern Stamp

10) Click and drag in the image to paint the pattern

11) The pattern is much too dark for this image. We will press CTRL + Z to undo

12) First, turn down the opacity

13) Now, click the arrow to show more pattern choices

14) Choose another pattern

15) Click and drag in the image

The clouds at the top now have more texture than before

If you don’t see a texture you like, you can load other presets

16) Click the arrow

17) Click to expand the menu

18) Select a different set of patterns

19) Click OK

20) Now, choose a pattern

21) Click and drag where you want to add texture

More texture has been added to the water at the bottom

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to use the stamp tools in Photoshop