i had a friend ask me if i could touch up some of her pet pictures - she was having trouble with eye reflection for both a dog and a cat.
i gave it my best shot - just so you know, "red eye" correction doesn't work for pets. their eyes reflect green. it was not as easy as i thought and actually became an art project to correct.
so, here are my before and afters... (remember, these are her pictures, not mine...)
the first one: by the way, i love a brindle colored dog. he looks like the rock "gneiss". if he was mine, his name would be gneiss. his or her. whatever. gneiss would be the name. :)
so, here is #2.
this last one was the doozie. cats pupils aren't round, they are more oval/elongated. i learned a lot about changing the shape of my "brush" in photoshop. oh, and of coarse i know more and more about layers...
i thought the cat turned out ok. his/her eyes are black, but i looked up other pictures of cats online and their eyes are black like that too.
if you've ever had that problem, i guess the only things you can do to avoid that is to #1 not use a flash (at all) or #2 use a directional flash (so that you aren't flashing directly into their eyes). you'd have to have a (d)SLR with an auxiliary flash for this option. remember, you'll never get reflections (red eye, green eye) using natural light (no flash)!!! natural is always the best option. if it is darker out, use a tripod and slow down that shutter!