How to change eye color using Photoshop
How to change eye color in Photoshop
Step 1: Zoom In
Select the Scale tool in the toolbar:
Select the Zoom tool
Press the area between the eyes several times to zoom in on the image. Press the H key on your keyboard to switch to the Hand tool. Then click on the image and drag it to the desired position:
Zoom and center the eyes
Step 2: Select the Lasso Tool
To change the color of the eyes without affecting the rest of the image, create a selection around the eyes. Select the Lasso tool:
Select the Lasso Tool.
Step 3: Create a selection around the eyes
Use it to create a selection around one of the eyes. We need only the iris (color region) located in its center. Do not worry if the selection is not quite right. We will adjust it later.
Highlighting the first eye.
Select the first eye, press and hold the Shift key. A small plus sign (+) will appear in the lower right corner of the cursor of the Lasso tool. By holding down the Shift key, you can add an area to the current selection. Create a selection around the second eye.
Press and hold the Shift key, and then create a selection around the second eye.
Step 4: Add A Hue / Saturation Adjustment Layer
To change the color of the eyes, use the hue / saturation adjustment layer. In the Layers panel, click the New Fill or Adjustment Layer icon.
Click on the icon “New fill or adjustment layer”
Select Hue / Saturation from the list.
Select Hue / Saturation from the list.
Step 5: Select The Colorize Option
Options for adjusting the hue / saturation adjustment layer are displayed in the Photoshop properties panel. Activate the “Toning” option by checking the box for it.
Check the box for the Toning option at the cof the Properties panel.
When you do this, your eyes will turn red. You need to change it as follows.
Eyes have changed color, although red is not a suitable choice.
Step 6: Select a New Eye Color Using the Color Tone Slider
To select a different color for the eyes, drag the slider of the “Color Tone” slider. I set the parameter value to 200 blue.
Select a new eye color by dragging the Color Tone slider.
This is what the new eye color looks like. It is too intense, so we will fix it.
Result after dragging the Color Tone slider.
Step 7: Reduce The Saturation Of The New Color
Drag the Saturation slider to the left to decrease saturation until the color becomes more natural. The most common saturation value is from 10 to 15.
Reduce the saturation of the new eye color.
Here is my result after saturation reduction.
Eye color now looks less intense and more natural.
Step 8: Change The Blend Mode To “Color”
In the Layers palette, the Hue / Saturation adjustment layer is located above the background layer. At the moment, the “Normal” adjustment layer blending mode is set. This means that it affects not only the color of the eyes, but also their brightness. To edit only color, change the mode to “Color”.
Change the blending mode of the adjustment layer to “Color”.
You should see more eye detail after switching the blending mode to “Color”. In my case, the eyes now seem brighter.
Result after changing the blending mode to “Color”.
Step 9: Select A Layer Mask
Adjustment layers include an integrated layer mask. We’ve used it since we added the Hue / Saturation layer. Photoshop used the initial selection with the Lasso tool to create the mask. The thumbnail of the layer mask is displayed in the Layers panel.
Note that the thumbnail is mostly black, with two small areas of white. Black color is the area in which the hue / saturation adjustment layer does not affect the image. In other words, the original color is still displayed in these areas.
Two small white areas are the selection that we created around the eyes with the Lasso tool. These are the only areas of the image that are painted with an adjustment layer.
The miniature has a white backlight. This frame reports that the layer mask is currently selected. If you don’t see the frame, click on the thumbnail.
Select a layer mask.
Step 10: Select The Brush Tool
If we carefully look at one of the eyes of the photograph, we will see that the blue areas around the edges of the iris extend to the white areas and a little forever.
Some of the new colors come in the surrounding areas.
To clear these areas, draw a layer mask. Select the Brush tool in the toolbox.
Select the Brush tool.
Step 11: Change Foreground Color To Black
To hide the color around the iris, we need to sketch the areas in the layer mask with black color…