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Dark Circles under Eyes - rcamara - 03-23-2011

Does anyone out there have any good advice for removing dark circles under the eyes?  (Don't add any jokes about getting more sleep!)  I've tried the touch up brush but it often just spreads the dark circles out across more of the face.  I've tried the lightening skin controls but they tend to effect more of the face than I'd like.  I'd really just like to lighten the skin immediately under the person's eyes.  What things have you tried that seemed to work well dealing with this? I'll include the unretouched photo for an example.[attachment=252]


RE: Dark Circles under Eyes - admin - 03-24-2011

Removing large dark areas like that can be tricky. The touchup brush is a good approach, however, the key to getting the best results is to make sure your brush strokes only cover the pixels you want to fix, and nothing else. Other than that, the relight slider in the skin lighting controls is probably your best bet. We are thinking of adding an eyebag slider in the future. I take it you would be interested in that?

Also, I hope you don't mind unsolicited advice, but in this picture, you've got the focus on the blue hoodie just behind your subject, which means your subject is out of focus.

Tony


RE: Dark Circles under Eyes - fiona-w - 03-25-2011

I'd love this feature, too, please!

Thanks very much,

Fiona.


RE: Dark Circles under Eyes - rcamara - 03-29-2011

admin Wrote:Removing large dark areas like that can be tricky.   The touchup brush is a good approach, however, the key to getting the best results is to make sure your brush strokes only cover the pixels you want to fix, and nothing else.   Other than that, the relight slider in the skin lighting controls is probably your best bet. We are thinking of adding an eyebag slider in the future.  I take it you would be interested in that?

Also, I hope you don't mind unsolicited advice, but in this picture, you've got the focus on the blue hoodie just behind your subject, which means your subject is out of focus.  

Tony

Thanks for the focus comment.  You're absolutely correct on that one.  With regards to the brush, can brush size, in addition to the accuracy of my brush strokes, provide a lightening effect under the eyes?  ...and yes, I'd be interested in a eyebag slider in the future!


RE: Dark Circles under Eyes - admin - 03-29-2011

Yes, if the dark area under the eyes is brushed accurately it will have a lightening affect. Depending on the size and darkness of the area, it might not completely remove it however.

Tony


RE: Dark Circles under Eyes - Kat999 - 04-21-2011

As a person with dark circles naturally....I would love a brush
And a slider that would allow you to spot lighten or darken skin areas. Right now I try to lighten the under eye area in Paint Shop or Photoshop prior to going into PP. PP is so good at blending the skin tones that I really don't have to be that accurate with my touch ups in Pain Shop or Photoshop...so I just spend a few minutes prior to PP...not much of a bother or time....love PP


RE: Dark Circles under Eyes - rcamara - 04-23-2011

admin Wrote:Removing large dark areas like that can be tricky.   The touchup brush is a good approach, however, the key to getting the best results is to make sure your brush strokes only cover the pixels you want to fix, and nothing else.   Other than that, the relight slider in the skin lighting controls is probably your best bet. We are thinking of adding an eyebag slider in the future.  I take it you would be interested in that?

Also, I hope you don't mind unsolicited advice, but in this picture, you've got the focus on the blue hoodie just behind your subject, which means your subject is out of focus.  

Tony
Thanks Tony. I'd definitely like an eyebag slider or a "lightening" touch up brush. You're definitely right on the slightly missed focus. I'm off by about an inch! Any advice for getting focus dead on. It's sometimes hard to even see this in the viewfinder when manual focusing and autofocus, even in spot metering mode, can not always deliver perfect results.


RE: Dark Circles under Eyes - david5512 - 05-21-2013

Thanks to everyone involved here. I needed some feedback on this issue today and I appreciate everyone who contributed. Smile


RE: Dark Circles under Eyes - williamting - 05-25-2013

David, the new version of PP has an eye bag slider. Perhaps that is your best option. It is under the skin smoothing control.