Eye Pop tutorial for you....

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  1. Rachelsne

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    Every week photoshop tv has a show, about halfway through this weeks episode (episode 122) there is an eye pop tutorial.

    This is a self portrait I took a while back (after a distaster haircut:() I used window light with my camera on books infront of a mirror so I could see my pose:mrgreen:

    I think I could have done less pop, but being that it was my first attempt I was all excited, I have photoshop elements 4 the tutorial uses the high pass filter and a layer mask (which I downloaded for free as elements 4 doesn't come with it) The rest of my editing isn't great as I am still learning.

    After Eye Pop,

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    Before eye pop

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    Too much...makes it look like you have some sort of shiny slim on your eyes.
     
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    yes I agree, it was fun though trying it, and I think I will get better at judging how much to do this by.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Practice makes perfect. :D

    I think it improves the pupil but not the whites. Maybe try this effect on just the pupils and then dodge the whites to make the brighter.
     
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    Having brown eyes sucks...in a way, because I can never achieve that beautiful eye pop you get with blue eyes, (i wouldnt change my eyecolour though)

    The whites have that glassy scary freaky doll look

    Do you think pupils and the iris or just the pupils?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I wouldn't think you would need to lighten the iris, it probably looks better if it's black...but keep a catch light.
     
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    Ok here are three attempts, I was experimenting with just the iris, just the pupil and then I just just dodged the whites of the eyes....

    This is just the Iris with the eye pop and whites dodged

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    This is just the pupil with the eye pop and whites dodged

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    And then this is just the whites dodged

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    I actually think the whitening on its own makes quite a bit of difference in these particular pictures.
     

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