Eliminating Unwanted Lens Flare in Aperture
While processing a sunset photo I took at Davenport Beach earlier this week, there was some lens flare that was detracting from the overall image. By using Aperture's Color Adjustment, I was able to eliminate the distracting lens flares on the rocks.
The technique in a nutshell is:
- Grab a Color Adjustment brick and select the unwanted flare color in the image
- Lower the saturation and luminosity until the flare dissipates. Fiddling with the range may also be needed.
- Finally, brush the adjustment in to only the lens flare spot.
I put together a short video showing the technique. Enjoy.