Before/After Eye edit

21 Jan


Here is another Before and After.



I straitened and cropped the photo then pulled the saturation down to zero. I used the clone tool to remove any blemishes then proceeded to use it on a low setting to even out skin tone and reduce under eye shadows. Next, I used the dodge and burn tools to carefully draw on eyelashes and create the sunburst effect in the eyes. First I darkened the outer edge of the eyes then started drawing strokes up and down. I also did circular patterns inside the eye to add depth. This was exhausting… but hey, I’m obsessed with eyes!!


2 Responses to “Before/After Eye edit”

  1. Stephen January 25, 2012 at 12:16 am #

    Saw this on your facebook page and I was wondering if the eyes were ‘shopped a bit. Another thing that often will work (and save the tedious dodge/burn time) is just to select the iris and copy it to a new layer, then use the high pass filter on a lower setting, then switch the layer to “hard light” and dial back how much of the layer is showing a bit. Rather quick and dirty, but it at least can give an idea of what you want to do.

    • xiaolindesign January 25, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

      Oh Stephen.. wow.. so I couldn’t saved myself a lot of time then! Thanks. I was having a lot of fun though drawing all the eyelashes. I’ll have to try that, I don’t use the hardlight setting much

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