Eyes

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  1. djizreel

    djizreel TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone. I like the glossy eye look I have seen on a lot of portrait shots on here. How is that done?
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Some careful selective sharpening usually helps in the eye area. Also give the eyes something to reflect like a catchlight or a bright background.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Start with a large, diffuse light source. It has to be something that won't make your subject squint.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, good lighting is the best way to start.

    As for processing...Google 'Photoshop+eyes'
     
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    djizreel TPF Noob!

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    Thanks!
     
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    Alcohol. ;)
     
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    If your using photo shop the first thing to do is free hand lasoo around the whites of the eyes including iris and pupil. Then with both eyes selected add an level adjustment layer and pull in the highlights slightly to whiten.

    Then select both iris's and pupils and in a curves adjustment layer adjust to desrired colour and saturation.

    With a small soft brush select a white colour and freehand flecks into the iris. Use the blur or smudge tool to soften the edges and adjust the opacity untill they are barely visable maybe 8 %

    Then select the black and shade the pupil and line around the edge of the iris. Again use the opacity to merge this into the eyes.

    Then sharpen

    Hope this helps
     

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