De-glaring glasses

Although hindsight is usually 20/20, many of the rest of us need spectacles. Unfortunately, those eyeglasses can be a photographer's nightmare! The reflections off glass are usually specular highlights — that is, areas of pure white with absolutely no detail in them. To properly evaluate flash reflections in eyeglasses, open the Info palette and move the cursor through the area. If you see a noticeable variation among the RGB values in the Info palette, you might be able to restore the area with the Burn tool.

If the Info palette shows RGB values of 255/255/255 or close to it, the area has no detail. Use the Clone Stamp tool to copy over the area from another part of the image (or you can use another image as the source point for the Clone Stamp).

In severe cases, you might need to copy from another photo of the same person. When possible, say in a portrait sitting, try to take one shot of the subject without eyeglasses, just in case.

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