In my last post, I showed you precisely how to whiten eyes using a combination of adjustment layers and layer masks. This time we will be taking a look at how to lighten eyes. Applying a subtle boost to the eyes that will melt viewer hearts and cry out “wow! Look at those beautiful eyes!”.
In this Photoshop tutorial, you will see how easy it is to:
- Use the curves tool to control your exposure
- Work with layer masks to target specific areas of your photo
- Understand specifically where to lighten eyes
- Achieve natural looking adjustments using Gaussian blurs, and;
- Organise your layers with groups
Pause for a moment.
Do you find yourself inspired after watching tutorial after tutorial, reading tips and tricks only to never get around to trying them? I encourage you challenge that cycle. Don’t read any more of my posts. Seriously. Instead, go spend 10 minutes experimenting with the techniques I show you in this tutorial so you can use them in your next edit.
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