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Aingeal M. Puirs

member since: 7/28/2005

Removing Glare in Photoshop?

Does anyone know of any filters for Photoshop that eliminate glare and reflections from a window? Thanks.

5/6/2006 7:06:53 AM

Michael H. Cothran

member since: 10/21/2004
  Remember the old adage - "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
This is your predicament. You can prevent this situation by mounting a polarizing filter to your lens when you photograph the scene, thus eliminating any need for post-shooting surgery.
To my knowledge, there is nothing in post software to help you here. Your situation would require a software to try to "guess" what was behind the glare in a window - something for which there is no basis for the software to begin with.
Michael H. Cothran

5/6/2006 9:39:50 AM

Aingeal M. Puirs

member since: 7/28/2005
  I did use a circular polarizer but still have some reflections in the window......

5/8/2006 7:16:53 PM

anonymous A. 

member since: 9/19/2005
  The clone brush can help, and it is surprising how often selecting the problem area and manipulating its brightness/saturation levels can reduce the glare and sometimes even reveal what was behing the glass or reflected in it.
Another approach is to paint the areas with a neutral colour or one in a similar tone to the section with the glare, at a low level of opacity (e.g. start with a white foreground at 15%). These techniques quite well with eyeglass glare too.

5/9/2006 6:32:44 AM

Aingeal M. Puirs

member since: 7/28/2005
  Thanks. I'll give that a try. Most reflection is only slight.

5/9/2006 8:16:50 AM


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