Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Enhancing eyes, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essential Training: 2 Editing & Retouching Photos.
You can dramatically improve your portrait photos by bringing out the sparkle…and drama in your subject's eyes.…In this movie I'll show you some ways to use Levels adjustment layers to enhance eyes.…For some background on Levels adjustment layers you may want to review the…earlier movie on that subject in the chapter on correcting photos.…I'm going to start by adding one Levels adjustment layer above this Background…layer that contains the photo.…I'll go up to the Adjustment layer icon, click there, and choose Levels.…That adds the Levels 1 adjustment layer, and it opens the Levels controls.…
I want to use this Levels adjustment layer to lighten and increase the contrast…in the eye that I'm working on.…I'm going to work on this eye first.…Now when I make this adjustment it's going to affect the whole image at first,…but that's okay because in just a moment I'll hide the adjustment from…everything except her eye.…So I'm keeping my eye on her eye as I make this adjustment.…I'm going to take the White slider at the far right of the levels histogram and…
- Arranging the panels and interface
- Cropping and resizing photos
- Creating new layers
- Refining selections
- Hiding content with a layer mask
- Using adjustment layers
- Correcting color, lighting, and contrast
- Converting a color photo to black and white
- Creating a panorama from multiple photos
- Retouching blemishes and wrinkles
- Making adjustments in Camera Raw
Skill Level Beginner
1. Expert Edit Basics
2. Working with Layers
3. Using Selections and Masks
4. Correcting Photos
5. Using Photomerge
7. Processing in Camera Raw
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