Brighten eyes with Curves Photoshop CS6


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Brightening eyes with Curves

Another way to enhance a portrait is to brighten the subject's eyes. Not only will it draw attention to the eyes, but it will also make them appear more awake or alert in the photograph. So let's zoom in using the Spacebar and the Cmd key on Mac or the Ctrl key on Windows, I'll just click-and-drag to the right in order to zoom in on the eye area. Now we're going to do this in two steps. First we're going to brighten the whites of the eyes and then we're going to create a new layer in order to dodge and burn the actual eye itself, to add a little contrast and give it a little bit more dimension.

So let's use the Lasso tool and just select the whites of the eyes. Remember now, when you're using the Lasso tool, it's the very tip of that black arrow that is your hotspot. And once you've made your first selection, in order to add to that selection, you can either hold down the Shift key or you can click on the second icon here in the Options Bar. That way...

Brightening eyes with Curves
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Brightening eyes with Curves provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Julieanne Kost as part of the Photoshop CS6 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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