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Old 02-16-2009, 10:46 PM
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Newbie Eye Retouch

I have always found the eye something that I struggle with. I feel that I sometimes make them look unrealistic. I'm fairly new to retouching and feel like I would really benefit from some critiquing. Thanks for all of your help!

I apologize for the small file sizes on this shot. I just took it quick this morning and really wanted to just focus on the eye.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:12 PM
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Re: Newbie Eye Retouch

Th main issue here is only the inner eye. Use the hue/sat adj to color match the other side. Just use the mask to only effect the inner eye.

Good job on the eye lash fill.

Good job,
-Keven
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:14 PM
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Re: Newbie Eye Retouch

Thanks a bunch Kevin! That makes a lot of sense and explains why the inner eye looks off. Great advise.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:03 AM
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Re: Newbie Eye Retouch

Taylor, welcome to RetouchPro Have a look around and enjoy your stay. Looking forward to seeing some more of your work

I hadn't noticed you were also working on lashes before Keven mentioned it.. Using the pen tool is the best way and there is a good video tutorial HERE on using the pen tool to fill in the eyelashes that will look real..

Always work on a copy of the original... or copy the eye layer and work on that... I worked only on the Iris of the eye because usually that is all that is necessary to make the eyes POP.. I may have gone a little overboard but you can get the idea..
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:22 AM
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Re: Newbie Eye Retouch

it looks pretty good...just the white part looks too white to me .... i usually just mask that area and go to selective color, choose whites and take out the red or yellow or whatever tint u need to remove and also bump up the whites a tad if they need it. for the iris, i mask it then in this case i used the shadow/highlights to brighten it and sharpened it some and added a bit of contrast...might be a bit much as i don't normally do ALL those things every time but i thought it looked pretty nice. I hope this helps you
ashley

here's my version:
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:34 AM
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Re: Newbie Eye Retouch

Thanks a bunch guys for taking your time to help me out! I love how the iris in both of your examples has a ton detail and contrast. I never thought of using dodge and burn on the iris and pupil. I'll look into the pen>eyelash tutorial right now =]
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:58 PM
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Re: Newbie Eye Retouch

My method for eyes. Vastly different to most, but it gets me great results.

I loathe dodge and burn.
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:57 AM
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Re: Newbie Eye Retouch

Very good .........I think it looks great...the skin around it looks a little too touched up.........but the eye looks good..........
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:24 AM
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Re: Newbie Eye Retouch

Yep the lashes look really good, i also would go for selective colour and bump the white or if you have Nik filters, the "neutralise white" is a good one...
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:50 AM
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Re: Newbie Eye Retouch

Here is my attempt
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