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How to Fix Animal White-Eye, Part 1

Fixing the animal version of red-eye

One of my readers works takes photos of dogs for shelters. She sent in this photo of Abbey, who suffers from the animal version of red-eye: the dreaded white-eye. This is actually worse because there's literally no pixels to work with. The red-eye tool won't work, because the problem area isn't red. The color replacement brush won't work, because there's no color to replace.

However, the area that's turning white is the pupil, so all we really have to do is select the white and make it black. Here's how to do it.