Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Popping the eyes, part of Photoshop Retouching: Faces.
…The eyes or hands down, the most critical component to any portrait.…Let's see how we can keep the viewers focus on her eyes by bringing out…some detail in the irises, and to…whiten the whites without making crazy looking eyes.…Okay, so the first thing we're going to do is, we're going to zoom in and investigate…what we have to work with here, and let's go into Quick Mask, by hitting Q.…Let's get a brush. Use the bracket…key to make that smaller, and let's just paint in these areas here, and I'm just…going to lift the density to see what kind of detail we can pull out of it.…
Option+Cmd+M brings up our curves, turn.…And let's just, right from here in the midtone, lift these up.…This really kind of crank it.…And just take a look at what's going on in there.…So, there is a lot of detail in there that we can work with. Okay.…So, let's just get rid of that.…And let's go back down to a Retouch layer now.…Now what I do here when I started to…change these eyes, as drastically as we're about to.…I use the Marquee tool to make a selection, like this, I…
- Analyzing your portrait
- Setting the overall color
- Using masks to color correct
- Controlling blemishes
- Popping the eyes