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correcting my yellow labs golden eyes

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New Here.

Thought this was going to be a no-brainer using Red-Eye removal, but obviously  it requires some other technique.

Please advise on how I can correct the color in my dogs eyes, the result of a flash photo?



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I mostly take photos of my dogs. I get these pet eyes alot. I do have an external speedlight on my camera to bounce the flash off the ceiling but sometimes it is better if I use normally and then correct them with AP. There are several ways to do this, but I have chosen this simple method:

I blow up the photo to see the eyes well

Make sure Background Layer is selected

Choose Paint Brush Tool

Turn opacity down, I usually use around 77%, hardness to -0-

Adjust brush size down to around 10

Pick a Color, I adjust that to be a brown

Begin to paint just the area that is the wrong color with mouse

You may have to put that pinpoint of light back in, if so adjust brush size and change color to white


PS - this is even easier to do on the ipad using a Pencil

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Then again you could use the Red Eye removal tool! It is lives within the healing brush tool drop down. Search the Help File.

The alternative methods are required because the Red Eye Removal tool only works on red eyes. I use a less elaborate version of the method mentioned by Máté here:


 I start by selecting the dog's eyes using the Selection Brush tool in Add mode with Snap to edges disabled. Usually, that is easy to do by adjusting the brush size & clicking without dragging to get two perfect circles. Then I click on the Refine button & set the output to "New Layer" to create an 'eyes only' layer above the photo layer. Applying a Black & White Adjustment to that layer turns the eyes black while preserving the highlights in white.


That usually looks realistic enough for me that further tweaks are not necessary:


Affinity Photo 1.7.1, Affinity Designer 1.7.1, Affinity Publisher 1.7.1; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo & Affinity Designer for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iOS 12.3.1

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