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Phil Munyard
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Perfect eyes

Postby Phil Munyard » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:20 pm

I'm trying to enhance eyes on a portrait and need some photoshop advice. I just want to brighten and really bring out the beauty in the eyes so that the attention is really pulled into them. Any help appreciated .

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Richard Olpin
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Re: Perfect eyes

Postby Richard Olpin » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:49 pm

This is going to end up being a bit of a multi-part answer I suspect, but we'll use it as a good opportunity for me to try out some screen captures and video examples.

In this first one we're going to go for the simplest case, with a model who already has lovely eyes.

This example is going to very simply use the local adjustment brush tool in Lightroom to sharpen the area around the eyes, and then to add a little extra sparkle by adding some clarity to the iris. Very simple stuff, about 30 seconds tops if I wasn't explaining it as I go along!

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