The right amount is up to you and your taste. Sharpening is applied to the edges that Elements identifies. They are dark usually and can benefit from some photographic burning. And just find this kind of realistic but happy medium. And because we'll be working with an adjustment layer, we won't make any permanent changes to the image. I usually paint at full opacity when sharpening eyes. This will allow you to see how much of an effect the enhancement is having.
It all depends on the eye. In my case, because the upper part of the iris is covered by the woman's eyelid, selecting the iris with the Elliptical Marquee Tool will be a two-step process. That way you can easily toggle the eyes enhancement and check youve not overcooked anything! We've used it for shadows in the past. Move the whites slider to the left until the catch light looks bright enough. We're going to use the Dodge Tool, so the Dodge Tool, depending on what last tool you used, is in this little group here, is this little pedal thing here. I'm going to choose Yellows. Also we will consider the case when you need to reduce the size of the eyes well, little or big eyes — this is a matter of taste.
This tutorial is part of our collection. Keep in mind that when you do that, you're changing not only the brightness of the object you clicked on, the flower, you're also changing everything that was the same color in the color version of the image. And now you can see what a low contrast image might look like. Thank You, Bob Fox Not so many can speak clearly without making everyone bored in a tutorial like this. The one that looks like a half-black half-white circle.
This is what my workspace looks like now: Enhance the iris Step 3: Grab the Dodge tool circled in red below , and immediately cast your eyes upon the options bar at the top of your screen. Again, Ive reduced the layer opacity a touch to 70% to make it less perfect. Instead it applies its adjustments to content on the layers below it. When you use the sliders as we just did, they affect all the colors in an image. Anything you do in one window is automatically reflected in the other. By accessing the Brush Settings, you can change the brush angle to make sure it fits into those corners perfectly.
There's some colors, kind of yellow. So, I think this image could use a little more pop. Jackie September 18, 2009 06:28 am i thought it was very informative! Let's grab the Burn Tool, which darkens things. Increase the Lightness slider to add brightness to those whites. We'll lower down the overall opacity at the end.
If I drag the Saturation slider all the way to the right, you'll see that it's affecting all the yellows throughout the image. Bring Blacks to the right to add contrast and pop the flecks of color in the eye. A topic I'll cover next. I first made some adjustments with the drop down set to Master, to lighten and reduce the saturation of the eye, before making some further adjustments to the Reds and Yellows to reduce the strength of these colors. Photoshop uses our Foreground color as the brush color, and we can see our current Foreground and Background colors in the color swatches near the bottom of the Toolbar. Image before brightening the irises.
It has the strongest effect on muted colors in the image. Like up here in the background. Their eyes are just huge! Each of these sliders will lighten or darken areas in the black and white, that were a particular color in the color version. Then, change the exposure to midtones. You can see the current Foreground and Background colors in the color swatches near the bottom of the Tools panel: Make sure the Foreground color upper left swatch is set to white.
This series will cover all of the basics of using Photoshop for editing photos. The Amount slider controls how strong the sharpening will be — adjust it to taste. The ability to adjust individual colors throughout an image. Move blacks over a good bit, until your image takes on a high contrast and saturated look. But if we are talking about retouching for a glossy magazine or fashion clothes catalog, it is necessary to change the eye color so that it would match the surrounding background, clothing or any other items.
Select the catch light by drawing around it, just outside its edge. We also don't want the color to appear inside the pupil the dark center of the eye , so resize your brush if needed and paint inside the pupil with black to remove the color from that area. We're just doing subtle adjustments. You can use them singly or you can use them together. The Hue slider controls the overall color.