How to Edit Glare Out of Pictures

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Just because a picture is filled with glare doesn't mean that it has to stay that way. Edit the glare out of photographs with help from an art director in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Michael Mondragon from Nerdy Connections. Today, we are going to edit out glare off a photo. And I'm going to take two photos and show you one that's saveable and one that's not. So we are going to do that right now. Okay so now we are dealing with glares and these photos. Now both of these photos have glare in them. One is a lot more useable then the other. And this one would be the one that you would probably not be able to use because the glare is actually over the subject. And we would have to basically recreate the eye here. And this photo is actually an obvious choice for photo glare. Now where as this photo would not work for removing glare we have one that I shot through a window. And actually does have a slight bit of glare on it. But it is over the subject, it's not over the subject that is. And we can actually take this out and you wouldn't notice that it was shot through a window. So what we are going to do is we are actually going to, we are going to go to the patch tool here. And we are actually going to make a selection. I'm clicking and dragging. And I'm going to select the glare. And this is very handy and very quick. Before you would probably have to use the clone tool which we may use with this if it doesn't work all the way. But we are actually going to click and drag. And what we do is it actually you see it actually replaces the image with where you drag it to. And it's done a pretty good job. If we deselect that, that looks pretty good. We can actually go over it a little bit with the clone tool. We are actually going to take a brush here. I'm going to actually make it bigger. And put the opacity down to about 25 or so. And we can actually option click in this area right here which is actually a pretty good smooth area. We are actually going to click on that right there. And we can actually lightly go over that area to make it a little bit smoother. And as you see that looks pretty good. If we go to our history and go back to what we started with there's our glare and it's pretty pronounced. If we go to the what we just did that takes the glare right out. Now if it was over the subject this would be very difficult. We'd probably have to recreate some, some features. But removing that glare s pretty quick. So that's how you edit out glare on a photo. I'm Michael Mondragon from Nerdy Connections. And you can look me up at nerdyconnections.com. See you next time.

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