How to Fix Pet Eyes in Photoshop

On this video  photographer Glyn Dewis answer a very common question many photographers (and pet owners) ask – how to fix the eyes of pets when shooting with a flash.

On Photoshop you have the red-eye removal tool which you can use to remove the red eye created by the flash when shooting people. However with animals you typically do no get a red eye but you do get an unnatural look of the eye which needs to be fixed and doesn’t respond well to the red eye tool in Photoshop. Dewis also notes that Photoshop Elements users can try and use the per eye tool but it also doesn’t do a very good job.

Instead Dewis has a different suggestion. What Dewis does is basically recreate the pupil from scratch. You do not necessarily have to create the window reflection if you don’t want to (which makes the whole thing much shorter but it is a good idea to learn how to do this as well even if you do not add it every time.

Earlier this year Photoshop senior product manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes did his own take on “How to Fix Pet Eyes in Photoshop” and it might be worth watching this video as well.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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