Darkening the edge of an eye


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Darkening the edge of an eye

In this movie I want show you a little bit of an advanced technique. It's a technique that allows you to darken the edge of the eyes. This can really help add definition to the eyes. Let's go ahead and double-click this file, eye_edge.psd to open it up in Photoshop. I have to go to Full Screen View mode, and then let's zoom in on the image, and let's zoom in on those eyes. Now, here is what we are going to do. We are going to copy this background layer by dragging that to the New Layer icon. Take this to a blend mode of Soft Light. Now, when you do that you will notice the entire image has much more contrast and color saturation, yet we are really interested in this area of the eye. So hold down the Option key on a Mac/ Alt key on a PC, click on your Add Layer Mask icon.

Next, press B on your keyboard to select your Brush tool and then zoom way in on those eyes, way in, I mean way in. You want a nice small brush here, have a really small brush. I'm just going to look ...

Darkening the edge of an eye
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Darkening the edge of an eye provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS4 for Photographers

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Photography
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Photoshop
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