Catchlights?

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by ~Shantell~, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. ~Shantell~

    ~Shantell~ TPF Noob!

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    Is it possible to create that twinkle in the eye in pscs2? I would really appreciate any help :)
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It sure is. Zoom in really close paint them in. I like to use a soft brush and a color that is close to white but not completely white (maybe use the eye dropper to to get a color from something close by).

    The trick is to make it look natural...which means making it match the lighting. If the subject is evenly lit, then the light would probably be near the middle of the iris...but if the light is from the side, then the catch-lights will be on that side.

    Usually, the catch lights are there if you look close enough...all you have to do, is brighten them up.

    People have been touching up catch lights since way before digital, so I'm sure you will be able to find a good technique somewhere.
     
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    Thanks you so much :)
     
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    EBphotography TPF Junkie!

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    Good post Mike.
     

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