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How To Clean Sunglass Reflections In Photoshop

teacher avatar Manfred Werner, Retoucher and Photoshop Instructor

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    • 1. 186 Foxy Hipster Sunglasses

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In this lesson I'll teach you how to clean and replace reflections in PhotoshopThe idea is to still keep the image realistic. The process will involve creating two new layers, one for each lens of the sunglasses. I then use the pen tool to make a circular selection of each  lens. Make sure when you make your selection that the feathering is set to zero. I also save my selection so I can come back if I need to make any changes.

For the next step I need to choose our foreground colour to fill the lens. Using the colour picker, I select a darker colour. I then choose a brown colour for background using the colour picker. Our next step involves using the gradient tool. Make sure your selection is active on the right channel. In the gradient tool I select the first option 'foreground to background.' Holding down shift, we make a vertical selection. To remove the lines created by using the gradient tool, I go to the filter menu and apply some noise. Apply this technique to both lenses (layers).

I then apply a mask after grouping our layers. Remember to switch back to black and white foreground and background colours respectively. Use the brush to paint in the eyes and brush out the polyboard. For the final touch we create another layer and load our selection. Using the gradient tool, a white foreground colour and the selection 'foreground into transparent' I make a small gradient from bottom to top. Adjust the opacity to get the perfect effect. Apply to both selections (lenses).

What I used for this technique:

  • Make Selections with Pen tool.
  • Gradient Tool
  • Noise Filter
  • Masks

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Manfred Werner

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Here on Skillshare, I'm an instructor that teaches Photoshop for beginners, but if you are more experienced, then take advantage of my advanced Photoshop courses. I’ve been teaching Photoshop & Retouching on skillshare since 2012.

In my personal capacity, I’m an owner of a Digital Media Agency where the core focus lays in Content Creation. I’ve been an active photographer and retoucher since 2010 and have worked on many advertising campaigns in Cape Town “South Africa” for clients like Mercedes, Zara, H&M, etc,

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1. 186 Foxy Hipster Sunglasses: in this week's Photoshopped tutorial, I'll teach you hard to clean up sunglasses in photo shop. Hey, guys, welcome back to brand new Photoshopped tutorial. My name's Manny and you can find me over Ed Reed's a product. Come on this channel. You get to learn everything about photography and photo shop and weekly quick tutorial. In today's episode, I'll teach you guys how to replace reflections on sunglasses but still let it look realistic again. This image here comes from our foxy hips, the pro tutorial which just launched on the website, showing you get from A to set the complete retouching in the pro tutorial. So yeah, enough of the talking. Let's get right away into the auditorium. Okay, server and photo shop in our right inside now lays palette. Here you guys get to see again the before and after. So here's obviously the before and after before and after, so right away will go and retouch the glasses. So again, this is all complete snippet here from our foxy hipster pro tutorial, which is also brand new on the website again. First thought will be over here knew lay Aiken. Sorry and creating a new layer there and I'm just going to rename this now to left side for the left side of the glass is here. You can obviously rename that toe what ever you want. Zoom in a bit closer. Okay, so have the last. It's nice and big, just like the pen tool over here and start making an anchor point. So first anchor point moving a bit over 2nd 1 and I'll not continue to make a really nice round path. Just along the glass is not so much the white frame. You're just along the glasses. Obviously, I'll do this a bit quicker now for the tutorial, but do take more time when you do this, okay? And also, if you are completely new to the pen tool, don't know how to work with it and just find it super complicated. Have a look again on our website under the proto rials. We also have a brand new course called Photoshopped for beginners, but you can learn more about the pen tool and yeah, I understand it more into depth. I take quite a lot of time there to explain the pen tool and also teacher to beginners who don't have idea. Okay, then let's also just move on here and we're almost done with around path. Great. Last few steps here and lost anchor Point of selected. Great. So now we have a nice path around the glasses when it right click and safer school make a selection. Now the selection should be feather it, radius zero. So it's nice and shop. Great. Now I'm gonna select em on the keyboard in order to get to the marking tool. I'm gonna hit right, like, inside of the selection and say over here, save the selection. So now you can always come back again when you have saved the selection and just call it up really quickly. So we'll just save it as a new channel. Going to stay here left 30 I think when it okay. And right away. Have a look here under my channels. Yes, left, then left to and left. 3/2 Done this quite a few times already. So again, you guys get to see now here we just have the one channel with left and again, our third channel. Great. So you've saved that and are basically now repeat the same process again on the right inside. So also have a selection saved here, which I've already done so again under channels, if we go to right, you'll see here we already have again a cut out with the pen to with the path. Credit this election zero feathering and save this as well. Great. Let's go back to layers and we'll zoom out now for the next step again on the left side. Here, we're going to First of all, choose our foreground color because we want to fill this glass now. So again, head over to the foreground colors. Select the foreground color. You'll directly go into the color picker. And now what I want to do is to select the color tone here from our original gloss. So again, algo way. Appear to the brown area and you'll see also the It's not really completely dark. It still has a bit of a brown touch in it. OK, no se Okay. On that. Select the background color and will now pick a brown color from down here. Not so much from this white area, because I want no white in there. One more brown and a bit of the skin, okay. And I'll right away. We have our foreground kind of sit. Now let's head over to the Grady and Tool. And again in the great into we're going to select the first option, which is again foreground to background color. Select that. And on our left side layer, let's just zoom out a little bit g on the keyboard again. We're going to make a nice okay, that didn't work because we forgot the selection. Great. Let's move back to the marking tool. So, you see, I also do mistakes and photo. Show it right, Like, say, load selection. And first of all, we have to select our channel. Someone select here, left, right, and we've selected it. Okay. And we have a selection. Great. Now we're gonna head over to the Grady and tool or move over to the selection will shift on the keyboard on Just make a small Grady int like such like so. So you still have a lot of blackness at the top, but also brown. Maybe do this one or two times until it looks a bit better and more realistic. Get him on the press in our command, d get out of the selection. and Zumar. So right away, this looks a bit, really. It's a bit dark at the top and at the bottom of it lighter with the brown. But we still have all of these really weird lines in here, which we don't want. So what I'll do is go to filter, go to noise and say, Add noise to this and around 0.5211% amount. I will add noise to this. Just hit, Okay? And right away you'll see all these ugly lines disappeared. So this looks a bit more riel. Great. Let's proceed with this process again. All credit, new layer. And this over here. Right side. Okay, so write that down and again this time not gonna forget it. It right? Like loads election and load the right side. Okay, great. Again. Take the Grady and tool. You still have the same selected. If you want to endure more precise, you can also now select again the foreground colors from this area to this area. I'll actually go over here and just select the bottom part. Okay? And again, Grady and Tool. And I'll just make a nice selection of here. Let's zoom out a little bit. And you could also do obviously to selections at the same time. And just do one Grady inserts really equal the radiant. OK, but for me, I think I'm happy with that right now. Great. I'm gonna go back to filter on, go back to noise, add noise. And again, 0.5% adding that noise, all these ugly lines are out. Great. So that's basically it. Then again, taking both of these layers. Press command G put that together in a group. When a rename this year. Two glasses. Two. Okay. And we'll take and put a mosque on this. So select the group. Select the mosque. I came down here and right away we have mosque on this now on the mosque. Obviously, First of all, we need to switch our foreground colors back to the original state. So he d on the keyboard that will switch back to black and white. And with eggs, you could switch to black and foreign colors white in the back or in front and black in the front or the back. Okay. I want black as my phone color. Currently repress be on the key word for the breasts, hold control altogether and move left and right in order to change the diameter. I'm also working with the way continues five pro tablet. So I'm able to change my brush size here really quickly by the tablet. If you don't have that take again. Control and old move left and right. So the hardness should be set to zero. So just move the mouse up and down. I'm gonna go to Hardness Zero and my dia meter around 330. Something around there. Great. But it should be super soft hardness down to zero. Maybe we're actually gonna make it a bit bigger now, with, like, a 50% capacity from the brush. I'll just paint on the black area here at the top in order for us to just let the eyes shine through a little bit and to raise this area. But I want to keep you guys could see the reflection down here. I want to keep this area for the reflection down. Okay, so I'll just brush a little bit of here a little bit more. Remember, it's just 50% opacity, so that's to it once more and one small just said that the eyes shine through a little bit . Now I'll go and press three on the keyboard in order to go to 30% opacity, but switched the foreground colors again to white. So we hiding again now? I'm just painting at the bottom, just trying to subtly paint over the Pali board So you don't see the reflection and maybe a little bit more and do the same process over here with some huge brushstrokes. Okay? And you can fiddle around with this for hours if you want. You can also try to work a bit with a pass ity here under the layer. I like to do it right away just with my brush. Great. So zoom out again and right away This looks a bit more realistic to me, but I will also now do is as another last touch cried a new layer and just right here or there for reflection. And I'll go press m for the marking tool it right leg loathe selection again and selects Now left three. Okay, so that is our selection again. I'll now go and switch. My foreground comes back to the original state meaning press D and X. It's a way of why does the foreground color and go back to the Grady and Tool now select the second option here, which is foreground color into transparent and right away. Also, just make here a small, radiant going up again holding shift on the keyboard. And I do this like you guys can see a few times until I'm happy until I feel the Grady and works great. I'll keep that press command d get out of the selection. And now what I'll do with this reflection. Maybe. Let's right, reflection on left. I will take the passage all the way down just to 15%. Sometimes. I also add another noise level on this. If it does look too intense over here, it looks quite a lot with lines. But over here, it doesn't. Okay, so then I'll take it from 10% to 15%. And just add another pop there. Another reflection to this glass? Yeah. And that I would obviously then again, create a new layer. We can just also right here again, reflection on the right side. Just need to get my spelling of their right reflection marking tool it right leg loads selection again. Select the right side. Okay, g for the Grady and tool on the new layer. And it's do this again, like so a little bit more, though. Yeah, let's try that for now. Okay. And as well, 15% Have a look here. You have to type that out properly. 15% might still be a little bit too much. The first was 10. So yeah, let's also go with 10% over here. Great. So now you also have again a reflection. I just created another group here. Let's also just retyped that reflection. So this is optional. Doesn't always need to be added, but yeah, if you want to have another pop on your glasses, you can also add that reflection there. Obviously remember, you can still create another mosque on this and also mask the reflection a little better. Okay, so that is basically it for removing the reflections here on the sunglasses. Remember again to create a new layer when working with Grady and tool. Also apply a bit of noise. So you get rid of these lines and don't forget to use the mosque in order to brush out a little bit so that eyes just shine through the sun losses so that more And if you're like me and just can't get enough of Photoshopped, then click on your screen right now to subscribe, we send out free photo shop and photography tutorials weekly. And don't forget we love to stay in touch, so leave your feedback right below. 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