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Old 12-19-2009, 07:38 PM
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Clearer eyes

how do i define eye color in photoshop? make it brighter, clearer? I'm trying to get rid of a reflection in the eye that is in the iris part, but i also want to make the eye color more defined.

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Old 12-19-2009, 10:31 PM
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Re: Clearer eyes

Welcome to retouch pro... Well you could clone the reflection out, and use a curves adjustment layer to brighten up the iris...
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:50 PM
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Re: Clearer eyes

lovelygirl18, Welcome to RetouchPRO Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends. Poke around, ask questions, have fun!

Loosely select the eye...then Ctrl+J to put it on its own layer (as per this tutorial.. Super Sparkling Eyes
Sharpen with USM (Unsharp Mask)Try (amount 150, radius .. up to 2.5, threshold 0)
Paint or clone the reflection
use Hue/Saturation to strengthen the colors you want
Add a hide all mask on the layer then paint with white on the mask to reveal your changes.. paint with black to make corrections and hiding the stuff you do not want revealed
Add a new layer above the eyes and add the reflection you want... use the layer opacity
to blend it in.. also you can use the free-transform tool or blurring or whatever you need to make the reflections look good


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Hope this helps some..

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Old 12-20-2009, 05:56 PM
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Re: Clearer eyes

wow, thank you so much! that was awesome
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:00 PM
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Re: Clearer eyes

Welcome lovelygirl18 to RetouchPRO from me also. olBaldy, this was just what I needed too. I am working on retouching a picture of my dog and Mama's dog. Both dog's eyes are green and I want them to be brown. I saved the links in my favorites until I can print the info out.
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