Thursday, June 18, 2009

Photoshop tutorial: Eye enhancement

I've had this video saved in my folders for quite some time now and thought about sharing it now with my blog. I always wondered what would be the easiest way to enhance your subjects eyes. Thankfuly, I found this glorious video, and it's so easy! I'm in love :)

If you'd like to watch the complete video, please CLICK HERE.

I had a very good picture in mind to try this on. It's from a session I did a few month ago. Here is an example of a before and after picture.

Meet little Shaq before:

Shaq has the most amazing big blue eyes and I really wanted them to pop. I don't think his eyes look bad in this original picture, straight out of the camera, but I wanted to add more color to them so your attention is drawn to his eyes. I also wanted to lighten the picture overall and clone out the yellow toy that's on the floor to the right.

Voila! Here is Shaq after:

I don't want to go overboard with the eye coloring thing. I want my subjects to look as natural as possible, but of course, a little tweeking won't hurt anyone, but in fact, will really make an already good picture, look even better! :)


cassandra m said...

sweet tutorial. Thats one of the better ones I've seen. thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Doumato Lamy said...

thanz for sharing!!!