The Clone Stamp Tool is unlikely to give good results in this case. Try the Healing Brush Tool.
In fact, trying it myself just now, the Clone Stamp Tool with a small brush is doing a better job of removing the frames than the Healing Brush Tool. Start with the CST then maybe the HBT and Spot Healing Brush Tool to remove/reduce remaining blemishes. If there is glare or reflections in the lenses, that may be particularly tricky to convincingly remove since we tend to focus on the eyes when looking at a face.
I have rarely had good luck with removing lenses, or I should say removing reflections. For me, it always appears to make the eyes look odd. I have seen a couople videos where they copy the opposite eye, reverse it and paint over the reflection or bad eye. I have yet to do this with any skill. At any rate, good luck.
Thanks for the tips. Will give it a try this weekend. Technical accuracy is not important here, just the overall look - so duplicating one eye and laying it over the other may be an option. The pictures I'm starting with are indoor ones with controlled lighting - I don't remember glare being a significant problem off hand, but haven't actually looked that closely yet.
Depending on the "power" and other effects of the lens used, your results may be OK.
But if the glasses have really strong lenses that distort the eyes and parts of face, you may need to also adjust the image.....
often minor adjustments using "liquify" will "correct" the distortion and/or size change caused by the lenses.
a very good tutorial on you tube is :
FULL LENGTH TUTORIAL: www.tutvid.com In this video we will take a look at a very special way to remove an element from an image. In case we will ...
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