Retouching Eyes by Enhancing in Adobe Photoshop
Hi there in this example, we are going to take our eyes and just give them a little boost enhancing what's there Using the dodge and burn and the sponge tool, Let's do it now in Photoshop. Alright to get started from your 10 retouching folder. Open up eyes one. The first thing we're gonna do is we're going to duplicate it. So with the layer selected command J or control J on a Pc to duplicate the layer, even give it a name, call it retouch. Now, this video is all about enhancing what's there videos after this. We'll look at faking it a little bit more. So let's look at enhancing rather than faking in this video, we'll see how far we get. The first thing we're gonna do is we're gonna saturate the eyes so they're they're brown eyes, we're going to make them more brown. So click and hold down the dodge tool until you find the sponge tool. Sponge Ball has two modes and de saturate it and saturate. We want to on saturate in terms of the brush, we want something something that's going to fit...
around the pupil and in terms of the hardness. Okay, I have my fully fuzzy hardness of zero and then with the flow, somewhere in the middle, What we're gonna do is just slowly work and when I say slowly it's on 40%, it's going pretty fast. 52. Exceptly, so don't worry if you go too far, we're gonna dial this back with the capacity. Okay, so it's okay to go too far. This other side here is going to run into problems because there's, there's not a lot of saturated colors in here so I can keep working this. I can work a little bit, but eventually you're going to find that it's there. But it's, it's a bit pixelated, Not amazing. And that's going to be one of the issues were not the issues, but one of the things we run into when we're retouching say this this side here, it's a very strong light being used. Okay, so this side is always going to be dark and he's gonna have to live with it if you want this to be natural. Don't worry, I'll show you how to fake it. Let's say that works for us. Okay, so it's saturated. Now let's look at working with the lights and darks. So basically we want to make the kind of shines brighter and the pupils darker and maybe a little bit around the outside too. The best way to do it is it's in that same little group dodge and burn dodge. Makes things whiter Burn, makes things darker, grab the little pedal so we're gonna brighten it up first. And what are we going to Brighton? I'm gonna brighten the highlights. I want the highlights to get brighter exposure is just like how much of this is being applied. I'm gonna have mine low enough click this a couple of times just to brighten up the shine same. The side not too far on the side because remember this one is darker for a reason you might decide that you want to lighten up some of the center's here as well. So you go to mid tones and I'm going to wreck it. But maybe this side just needs a little brightening up. They're the same with the eyes in this case because of the eyes are quite gray. I'm gonna use the mid tones are going to keep it quite low and just not too much. Everyone always goes too far using the rental. That's okay. We can turn it down, don't you worry. So how we doing? Yes, yes. The last tool is the burn tool. And if you're like me looking for shortcuts, you can switch to the burn tool. Okay. And toggle between these two tools. It's no problem. But if you are on the dodge tool and you want to start burning something so you're dodging the eye and then you want to burn this bit. Just hold down the option key on a mac or the old key on a pc. Nothing really changes over here. Except now these exact same settings are being used for the burn tool. You can see I can kind of darken up my mid tones. Well, let's do it the long way to go to burn tool and I'm going to pick a size in here for the pupil darken that up. Same on the side. Ducking that up. What's going on through too thick. So I'm going to lower down the exposure and yes, it's way too far. But now we can with this layer selected go to the capacity and just kind of lower it down to something believable. Turn this layer on and off. You can see we've worked the eyes up without having to fake them. Now I picked this image because it's kind of in the middle right is the eyes aren't totally like obscured and pixelated, but it's not a super high res stock photography image. Okay, so I guess there's a bit of realism here. So first up, saturate them using the sponge tool, then dodge and burn them dodge. Makes the sparkles brighter, the whites of the eyes brighter. And the burn tool we just used for the pupils and I use a little bit around the edge to define the eye a bit more All on its own retouch layer so that we can lower the opacity. I'll show you one other way of doing it. And is it faking kind of? No, I'd say this is enhancing. So I'm gonna turn off my retouch layer and do a different method. This is going to be my retouch too. What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna grab my brush tool, pick a brush size that kind of fits with the eyeball there, hardness going to ramp up the opacity so you can see it there, yep hardness, I'm going to have it about 80 ish. Now I'm going to pick a foreground color that matches the eye color that I want, let's say, instead of like making them green or blue, let's just enhance the brown that's there. So I'm going to pick a kind of a warm oh, cree orangey color and actually I'm going to lower the hardness a bit bit fuzzier and it was going to work in the eye here. Pretty cave ma'am. Okay, do the same on the other side, zoom out and then it's just finding a blending mode. So remember we had the problem before, there's just not a lot of hue in that eye to bring out. We tried to use the sponge tool. Now, with this layer selected, let's work through the layer modes. Remember the shortcut is move tool hold, shift and tap the plus key. Okay, Or you can do the long way just keep clicking on these until you find something that is, let's say color dodge, let's keep going, see what else is there? Color dodge. Saturation is quite nice. Color dodge is a bit extreme. So it will depend on the color you've chosen. Say you've chosen green eyes, you will find a different one of these will work, let's say color dodge is it's cool, it looks a little vampire. E but we're going to just lower the opacity to something more believable. Turn it on. Turn it off, we might still go through and duplicate this layer and not use the saturation, but definitely use the bullet dodge and burn, Where are you dodge? Just to make this a bit brighter and my burn holding down the option key just to darken up the people, they're saying on the side, backing up the people that out. Alright, so kind of just a different way we get to a similar place and it's mainly just changing the way we got the color, was their existing color that we can enhance or did we have to fake it? So on, off, that's the second version on and off. I'm just dragging across these eyes and let's turn on this one here where we did the saturation with the sponge tool instead of this one. So this one versus this one, you got to decide, I think I like this one, but I think I like the situation just down a little bit more bit more believable. Alright, that's it. For Phase one of I retouching Get into Phase two where we think it but with faking it comes some pretty amazing results. Alright, I'll see you in the next video