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Simple way to remove glare and reflections from glasses

Community Beginner ,
Jun 27, 2023 Jun 27, 2023

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Love the new Remove Tool in Photoshop and the Generative Fill function in the beta version. So powerful and fun to use.

 

But when it comes to eyes and removing glare from glasses, these tools tend to warp and destroy the eyes... Removing glare from glasses is a strugle that takes time, so maybe I'm being a bit optimistic in thinking that a simple remove tool or AI generated function can do the job. But I'm throwing it out there. How about making a dedicated tool for removing glare and reflections, and even shiny forheads and noses? Would be awesome. 

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Community Expert ,
Jun 27, 2023 Jun 27, 2023

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...or you can set up the lighting to avoid it completely. This is a crop directly from a raw file, untouched by Photoshop:

glasses01.jpg

The craft of photography is slowly dying...

 

Yes, I do realize there are situations where you can't control the light. Still, I just wanted to point out that it is in fact possible.

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Community Expert ,
Jun 27, 2023 Jun 27, 2023

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@D Fosse How did you set up the lighting?

 

@Robert-NRK Terry White from Adobe has a video on removing glare. Note, however, that the glare is not on the iris and I think that makes a difference.

 

Jane

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5UUiHuIoFw

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Enthusiast ,
Jun 27, 2023 Jun 27, 2023

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@D Fosse, or just paste it from another shot of the series...

or take the glass out of the frame on set 🙂 so many options

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Community Expert ,
Jun 27, 2023 Jun 27, 2023

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@jane-e  I use very diffuse lighting for portraits - a white room, with two bounce flash units pointing 60° upwards behind me. In other words, the whole room behind me acts as diffuse light source, mostly the ceiling.

 

As long as most of the light comes from the back ceiling, reflections in eyeglasses are pretty much killed.

 

The rest of the room reflects enough light to soften all shadows, with an added reflector from below.

 

OK, maybe that sounds complicated, but it is pretty simple to set up and works surprisingly well. It can even be done with an on-camera flash. You just need the white room.

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Jun 27, 2023 Jun 27, 2023

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"The craft of photography is slowly dying..."

 

Sadly, I think you are right, @D Fosse , with so many folks using only their phones. Thanks for the explanation!

 

Jane

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