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Old 06-17-2008, 10:59 PM
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Question Eye Retouching

Hi guys,
Basically I already know how to enhance the eyes on a model. However, I've seen some better pictures and so far cannot reproduce the effect. Check out the following link:

http://www.mikabethedwardsphotography.com/index2.php

Under the "Big Kids" gallery picture #1.

Any tips? Thanks a bunch!
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:58 AM
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Re: Eye Retouching

To be honest, I think a lot of these photos are ruined by those ridiculous eyes. They look way over the top to me. They look painted on!?
Meh…
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:19 PM
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Re: Eye Retouching

Are you talking about the kid pictures or the adult pictures?

For the children, it looks that she uses the liquefy tool to make the eyes bigger in the first place then oversaturates the color. It's actually done a lot with regular modeling shots. Psychologist found that people respond to large eyes like that as "cute" and triggers a protective response that one might get reacting to a baby. Babies naturally have larger eyes in proportion to the rest of their bodies as the size of the eyes change little over one's life.

If you're talking about the adult shots, it just seems she over-whitens the sclera (white part of the eye) and oversaturates the iris.
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:48 PM
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Re: Eye Retouching

Yeah, I meant the kids. I do usually whiten the sclera on some adults whenever necessary. It's just that the kid's eyes have so much detail on the iris. Thanks a bunch Madclark!
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:10 PM
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Re: Eye Retouching

Personally the kid's eyes looks great, I love the way her eyes look at the camera it has more details and I love the color :-)
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:44 PM
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Re: Eye Retouching

You may even want to consider the eyeball replacement option that a lot of people seem to opt for, using a template to get results like the image below.

Have a look at this link for details on how to:

Nice new eyeballs
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:02 AM
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Re: Eye Retouching

I agree with Steve.. There are a lot of replaced eyes on the net..

To get detail in the original Iris.. select, do curves, then sharpen as in the examples:
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:43 AM
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Re: Eye Retouching

lol, eyeball replacement

i've never gone to that extreme, are those homemade eyeballs? I can see how to make them in photoshop, except I wouldn't

what an interesting way of doing things, with poor quality shots, eyes dont have barely any details, I guess this is a good way of fixing it
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:08 AM
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Re: Eye Retouching

It looks like they burn around the iris then dodge between the burning and the pupil. Doing this on a duplicate layer or with curve adjustments in Photoshop would be pretty simple. Hope that helps.
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:03 AM
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Re: Eye Retouching

I agree with the posters above...I believe they added a photo filter or increased saturation and then used PWL to increase detail.

Below is a GIF example...overdone for display

I used a cooling photo filter to increase color then pwl to increase contrast in the iris.

Butch
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