Retouching Eyes with a Little Bit of Fakery in Photoshop
Hi there in this video we are going to retouch the eyes with, I'm going to say medium faking, we're going to add all this lovely detail into the eye. We know it's probably there but it's milky and gray in the actual photograph. Let's look at how to create this now in Photoshop. Alright, first thing is if you're working through the tutorials you can save and close the last one, it will save as a PSD because what I want to do is just reopen the jay peak again. So from 10 retouching open up eyes one and we're back here. So what we wanna do is we want to grab the adjustments panel and we're going to use levels. What we really want to do is we're not worried too much about the rest of the document were just kind of zooming in on the eyes here. We want to enhance the eyes and when I say enhanced, we're not here to make them perfect, we just want more color out of it. Okay, just a richer lighter color, even a bit extreme. Okay, so we're not worried about this, we're just getting some, let's h...
ave a look on off. Just a lot more light here in the eyes. Next thing you wanna do is I want to remove this mask, you can click on the mask and just say invert it. So I'm not really removing it, we're just painting it all in with black and what we want to do is with our brush tool have white as the foreground color and in terms of the size it's gonna get super small and super soft minus five pixels hardness of zero, it's turned down the opacity a bit when I say a bit a lot and it zoom in and what we want to do now is draw in the little lines that appear in eyes even that's too thick. So we're gonna go down even smaller two pixels. It will depend on your image but something small like that because what we're trying to do, I'll show you this example, you can see this kind of gross zoom up of an eye, you can see all this detail in here and that's what kind of that kind of milky Way, galaxy awesome lines in here really help an image stand out. So plus we want these kind of like little ripples in here. So we're gonna use this as a visual guide because what we're gonna do is draw out little lines and once you get started it's going to look a bit weird and you're like there's no way this is going to work, but just keep building it up, what you'll find if you're like me, I can draw down fine, drink up this way, it gets a bit kind of weird. So what you can do is hold down the r key, hold it, hold it, hold it click and drag let go of it and it means you can kind of just work around this I in what may be just a bit more natural selection and don't worry if it's not all perfect. Okay, because this kind of cross hatching, loopy stuff is fine. Plus we're going to turn it off a little bit lower it down later on. So what we're doing really is we're not really drawing on it, we're just showing through in our mask. If I option click the mask or I'll click the mask. We're just making little holes in it so we can see through if I disable it. This kind of brighter area. That's what makes it look a little bit more natural than maybe just painting with the dodge tool, keep going. Just keep overlapping, working your way around our key if you want to get rid of it, okay, you don't like the rotation anymore escape key kind of gets it back to square one hockey again, what I'm going to try and do now is I'm going to try and do some of those little loops. Now. I'm using my mouse mainly because if I use the wakame, it comes out a lot better. And often people aren't using like a tablet tablet. The nice thing about it is that you'll end up having a little bit these are quite like fat lines or at least they're not tapered at the end. So if you're using a wacom tablet, you'll end up with just kind of nicer tapered lines. So if you are using awaken, you might find a result a little bit nicer. All right. You can start to see it's getting there. You hit escape. There's a few little bits around the outside here that I need to remove. Got a bit crazy with it. So with the mask selected and have black is my foreground color. I'm just going to paint these out just so it's not coming over the edges here. Not realistic. Now we're doing it with lighter colors. You can do the same thing. You can grab an adjustment layer. I'm gonna turn this one off good levels and in this one I'm going to darken it down and do the same thing, click on the mask, Invert it, Turn the other layer back on with this one on the top. I've got my layer selected. I'm just gonna paint in some of the darker bits, same thing. Same sort of brush. What did I have? 23 pixels. Can't remember. Make sure wait your foreground color and just kind of painting a few of these other bits. I'm going to raise my capacity of mind. Maybe 60%,, maybe some shorter little lines zoom out a little bit. What do you think? It's kinda cool how so turn these off. Turn these on. This goes into my little bit of fakery bit clear conscience retouching. They're probably in there. Just kind of brought them out. You can see my terrible drawing actually kind of adds to this effect. What I might do just to finish it up is background layer. I'm gonna duplicate it because I'm going to do some dodging on this. Dodging has to happen on the pixels so it's destructive. So I'm going to do it on its own layer. So dodge to like in the last one, I'm going to just enhance these a bit. I'm set the mid tones. It's not what I want. I want to grab the highlights. I got my exposure down quite low and I'm just gonna pop these up a little bit. Same with eyes not much actually, there's need to be mid tones because they're quite gray. They're not operating like we know they're white fire shop sees them. It's kind of mid tones to do the same over here. Just a little bit same for that. I'm gonna switch the burn tool. Okay. And I am going to burn the iris. I want to say iris, you'll see that we don't have it over here. So I'm gonna grab both these layers. I'm gonna hold down my gonna go to my move to hold down my option key on a Mac or a Pc to duplicate them and you can see, I'm just moving the mask which is quite cool. So even though this side here is a lot darker, it's not bringing all these light bits, it's just bringing the mask across, showing through the darker version of this. I quite realistic if you ask me, you could go and redo it for the site as well if you wanted. If you felt like there was some repeating bits that were quite obvious. I think it's not I think it's fine. Alright so let's compare it. Let's look at the background layer here. Let's hold down the option. Key Economic OK. On a pc and it just turns them all off except for this one and all back on all on all off. Look at this. I especially it's my favorite. I It's the good. I what I might do with the dodging they're always go too far. Just lower it down a bit on off. A bit nicer. Again optional. I'll click this and I'm happy with that. Alright. If you're not happy with that, we're gonna steal a trick from the last tutorial. Okay, so just a new layer on top of everything else. Let's call this one eye color And we're just gonna use our blending mode again. So brush tool I've picked are color for the eyes can be a different color. I was going to use the same color brown to my capacity up. Okay, make sure the edges of your brushes are kind of fuzzy. So you don't get into the whites of the eyes. You can color it all in. It's pretty basic, pretty simple tool to do. It's not changing the color. You could totally change the color if you were using green or blue. Now the trick is to find a believable blending mode. Like we did before moved to hold shift, hit plus and just work your way through until becomes like a way of all vampire color dodge for something a little bit more believable. Okay, colour Dodge is working for me. Just the opacity. So I'm just going to tap the number keys. 50 Gonna come right down to maybe 30% off now. Let's check it. Let's hold down the option key. Okay. Alright looking cool. If you still want more, there's one more, I retouching video where we totally fake it. It's kind of creepy but it's kind of fun and it works 60% of the time every time I'll see you there.