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Old 08-20-2004, 11:17 AM
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Photorealism Challenge: Eye

In this challenge you can use photos for reference, but none can be used for the actual image. Be sure to include your steps, as this will be a great way to pick up some new techniques.

Challenge:
Create a photorealistic eye. If you need some tips there are some great tutorials out on the web as well as on this site.

Eye tutorials

Iris

When you've got your entry, just reply to this thread. Attach your file to your post (no URLs, please). Don't forget to include an excellent description on how you did it.

As always, this Challenge doesn't expire, ever.

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Old 08-21-2004, 04:09 PM
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Hi...

I used the texture map tute. I added a few things on my own. Then I googled to find an appropriate image. I used it to airbrush the skin and lids etc. It's not really finished but...

I don't know how useful the tute was as I could never remember all those steps and even a set of actions would be terribly confusing. It took about an hour for the eyeball itself.

Cheers... Kent
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Old 08-21-2004, 04:23 PM
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Wow Kent! I love all the detail: shadows, glossiness, eyelashes, depth, and the colorful iris! You just need some blood vessels showing in the whites and some skin texture and you would have everything. My favorite part is how much depth you created. The eye looks like it is truly sitting under the lids. In fact, I keep waiting for it to blink

Excellent results! Also kudos for being the first to tackle this challenge!!

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Old 08-21-2004, 05:17 PM
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Addendum

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Thank you for your comments. I took your suggestions to heart.

Added noise to skin, gausian blurred. Added some blood vessels to whites. In addition I dodged the lashes a bit and added a hint of eybrow.

Great way to spend a relaxing afternoon.

Kent

PS... Almost spent a few minutes to make it wink at you but...
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Old 08-21-2004, 09:27 PM
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Excellent retouch Kent! You should be real pleased with your results. I like the eyebrow (it helps frame the eye), but I don't think it would be that close to the eye. Also you might burn those eye lashes to darken them up just a tad.

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Old 08-22-2004, 12:26 PM
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Hi Kent,
Very interesting results you have there, i like it.

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Old 08-23-2004, 05:01 AM
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Did this using the tutorial here, need to practice more to get it right though.

http://div.dyndns.org/EK/tutorial/eye/

Christine
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Old 08-23-2004, 10:07 AM
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Christine I like your results, you should be pleased! The eye has a soft painterly feel to it. One suggestion try adding some eye lashes; I believe creating them will add a big impact to your eye. By the way, the eyebrow looks great. Love all the little strokes.

Nicely done!

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Try experimenting with the burn tool to add a some darker shadows and add depth to your eye.

Try sharpening the iris and pupil to help them stand out.

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Old 02-26-2005, 12:08 PM
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Try at the eye...

I know this is an old post but I thought I would give the eye a try...

I really can't explain how I did it, except for lots of layers and BLEND BLEND BLEND...with the smudge tool.. I really was trying to get a highlight on eye part itself so I lassoed the parts individually, copied the part (like the pupil) so that it would be on a seperate layer and ran it through the Plastic Wrap to give it a highlights/wet look. I also ran the eyebrow (copied onto it's own layer of course) through an emboss filter and then changed it to an overlay. I hope that all makes sense! It's really hard to describe! Of course I used the burn/dodge tool ALOT to give it depth. I don't know if it's noticable but I did use the texturizer to give the skin a texture.

Does anyone have any suggestions to make this eye seem more real?

TIA,

Amber
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Old 02-26-2005, 03:12 PM
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DreamyPix Eye

Well one thing that I noticed, Amber is that the pupil is not exactly centered in the Iris. Centering perfectly would help I believe.
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