The eyes have long been considered the windows to the soul, but sometimes those windows need a bit of cleaning up and enhancing.
In this tutorial, we’ll create amazing looking eyes in Photoshop. I will show you 7 different techniques you can use to enhance anyone’s eyes.
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7 Techniques to Retouch Eyes in Photoshop:
01 – Retouch the White of the Eyes
You can use the Spot Healing Brush Tool to easily remove distractions from the white eyes like red veins.
02 – How to Sharpen Eyes
You can add Sharpness to eyes by using the Sharpen tool or the Smart Sharpen filter.
04 – How to Dodge and Burn Eyes
In this video, we will use a 50% gray layer that is set to the Overlay Blending Mode to add highlights and shadows using the Dodge and Burn tools.
05 – How to Add Highlights to Eyes
We will use a simple selection to add a highlight to the bottom of the eye.
03 – How to Add Contrast to Eyes
You can add contrast to eyes by using the Curves adjustment layer or the Selective Color adjustment layer.
06 – How to Change Eye Color
In this tutorial, we will use the Hue/Saturation Adjustment later to change eye color.
07 – Remove Chromatic Aberration from Eyes
We will use the Camera Raw filter to remove the purple (Chromatic Aberration) found in the highlights of the eye.
Bonus – How to Make a Multi-Colored Eye Effect
We will use a Gradient Fill layer to apply a cool multi-color eye effect.
You may not use all 7 in the same image, but using one or a combination of techniques will give you great results.
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* To watch the original version of this tutorial released in 2012, you can go here.
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