How To Change Eye Colour In Photoshop
How To Change Eye Colour In Photoshop
Photoshop allows you to change colors, shapes and sizes on your image. This tutorial shows you how to change the color of the eyes.
Hi. My name is Tom. I'm an edit assistant and graphic designer and I'm now going to show you how to do change eye color using Adobe Photoshop CS4.
Okay, here we can see we have my example of a close up of someone's eye and here's one I made earlier. Now, you can change the eye color to pretty much any color that you choose. I just went for a slightly crazy green color here.
So, I'm just going to tease here like that, right. So in order to select the area of which we wish to change the color of, I'm going to zoom in on the image. A quick way to do that is using Apple or Control for PCs and pressing + to zoom in on the eye.
Okay, now what we need to do is create a mask of the area which we wish to change. So, I'm going to enter quick mask mode by pressing the letter Q. As you can see here in my history, I've entered quick mask mode.
By using the brush tool, select the area of this person's eye. The shortcut for that is B or you can locate it here on the tool palette. Now, I'm going to adjust the size of the brush and just change the hardness to about 30%.
By changing the hardness, you'll effectively make the image which you're going to saturate over the top slightly more realistic. If you have it at normal percent hardness, you have a very definitive block edge, so if you just have the hardness slightly to suit, it may take a few days of experimentation for you to get there eventually. So, I've got my settings here, I'm just going to hit enter.
So now, I'm going to slowly paint the section of the eye in quick mask mode. As you can see, as I'm painting around the edge of the eye, now the red is just there as a guide to show where you paint it. Don't worry, that's not the color it's eventually going to become.
So I'm just going to paint around the edge there. It might take a few go's like I said before but it's still worth for experimentation. So, there we go.
Now, we have the eye pupil pretty much selected there. So, I'm going to exit quick mask mode by pressing the letter Q on your keyboard. Now, as you can see, I've got a selection there on the eye.
Now if I zoom out, again with Apple or Control for PC, you'll see that I've just got the selection of the eye there. Now, I want the inside of the eye, not the outside, so to inverse the selection, I'm going to press Apple Shift and I, and I've selected that I'm now going to copy the inside of the eye there. So, making sure you've got the right layer selected which is the bottom layer which is your image layer, I'm now going to press Apple J which is to copy the inside there, put it on a new layer.
So now, if I remove the background image with the eye icon here, you'll see I've just got a selection of the eye on the layer above it. Okay, this is where you can now start to adjust the eye color. Now, there's a couple of ways to doing this.
The easiest way I found is if you go up to your top tool bar here and select layer. Sorry, we're now going to change the color of the eye. This is where the fun really starts.
So, now we're going to go to Image which is on the top tool bar here, Adjustments, now there's a couple of little tools in here, I'm going to use color balance to begin with and it's going to bring up this little menu here. So now, you can just start adjusting the settings to whichever color you choose to use. I'm just going to create a nice sparkly eye there just be experimenting in moving these options up and down the scale.
You can select the different tone balances here and that will give you more control all over certain parts of the image. So, there's a nice dye of purple there, hit okay. Now, another way of doing that, so there's our selection there, is to go by image, adjustments, hue and saturation.
Again, this is a slightly different way of doing it. Whichever you see would fit, you can change sort of color tones a little bit differently using this tool. Do all sorts of crazy colors, shapes and sizes.