About CourseJoin Kristina Sherk from Shark Pixel for an entire class dedicated to teaching you the best methods for retouching eyes using Photoshop. The eyes are the windows to the soul, and the first things viewers connect with when looking at your photographs. Correctly retouching eyes, without going overboard, is one of the most crucial aspects of portrait retouching, and can make or break a photo. In this class you’ll learn all aspects of eye retouching, including under the eyes, opening the eyes, whitening, adding lashes, exaggerating color, improving catchlights, and more. By the end of the class you’ll have a new bundle of tools, tips, and techniques for improving your retouching skills, as well as a free set of brushes you can download and use.
- Lesson 1: Under the Eyes 12:39
- Lesson 2: Eyebrows 05:33
- Lesson 3: Opening the Eyes 09:45
- Lesson 4: Exaggerating Eye Color 05:56
- Lesson 5: Whitening Eyes 13:02
- Lesson 6: Adding Lashes to Your Subject 07:02
- Lesson 7: Adding Dimension to Irises 12:25
- Lesson 8: Catchlights 06:27
- Lesson 9: Creating a Custom Brush 11:02
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And then not only do we have to think about the iris,the irises shape, but we also have to think about the pupil's shape as well.So anytime you're making the eye shape larger,make sure the actual form of the eye is going to actually going to stayin proportion to what it's supposed to be realistically.The last thing I do is just to spot check of the lines that are around the area of the eye that I opened.I wanna make sure that I don't see any zig zags in the lines, where I may have pulled a little bit too high.Or, make it look uneven, or make it look unrealistic.So, I'm just evening out that crease line above the eye, that looks pretty nice.Let's click our show background button.Just to preview the work that we just did.And you can see how very much more realistically that open eye looks, then when I did it the first time.So it really does pay to use very low pressure, and very low density,and make little strokes so that you don't go overboard, it's really going to help you with this.Let's get started on our next method which is going to be using the face aware Liquify.This face didn't register with the new facial recognition technology,so I brought this image into this lesson as well.Just as we did before, let's go over to our layers palate and make sure that we are doing the liquify on a new layer.So I've got my retouched layer here.What I wanna do is hold down command or Ctrl+J to duplicate my retouched layer andthen rename this liquefy just as I did previously on the other image.Now I can come back to my filter menu and then go back to Liquify,and immediately when i bring this in to my Liquify dialog box, you can see that by defaultLiquify has taken me into the face tool, because it recognizes the face.And you see these two white lines that show up on the sides of the face as well.Now that means that there is a face here.And if I hover over any of these features, you can see thatAdobe has actually found these features and recognizes what they are.So we'll come back to our face aware Liquify option here.And we'll open up this disclosure arrow.To open up this little segment.And you can see that I'm not only have an eye section, I have a nose section, a mouth section and a face shapes section.For today because this is a class on eyes, we're just gonna stick with the eyes section.You have plenty of different options of how to modify the eyes in your image.And that's what's so stinking cool about this is that you have the option tomodify the size of the left eye or the right eye.Or let's link them together and let's modify both eyes andbring them up and make them just a little bit larger.I think that looks good.The second thing that I wanna do is actually just raise the height of this back eye.So, I've got my eye height here.But I don't want to raise the height of both eyes.So, I'm going to leave this link image unchecked.And then I'm just gonna click and raise that back eye just a bit.Let's go ahead and preview the before andafter just by hitting the Show Background check box.That looks pretty darn cool.Now one thing that I really do wanna warn you guys about when you'redoing this type of retouching is that it's perfectly fine if a face is straight on towards camera.For you to try and even the size and the heightof eyes when they're both looking at the camera and they're the same distance from the camera.As soon as you take a face andyou tilt it on an axis away from the camera, all of a sudden,foreshortening is going to actually come into play because this eye is going to be larger.It's going to not be larger, but it's going to appear larger because it's closer to the camera.This eye is going to appear smaller because it's further away from the camera.So think about that when you are using this Face-Aware Liquify,on anybody who's face isn't straight on, because otherwise if you make thiseye, when your model's face is at an angle, if you make this eye and this eye,look exactly the same size, something is gonna look really weird in the photo.So just keep that in mind, I always like to protect people from over retouching.So there is your tip for this lesson.Let's move on.
For the past 10 years, Kristina Sherk has been a high-end photo retoucher based out of Washington, D.C. and is called the "picture whisperer" by some. She specializes in realistic retouching. She's a contributing educational author for publications like Shutter Magazine, Photoshop User Magazine and Lightroom Magazine. She is also the author behind Photoshop Cafe's Fashion Retouching DVD. Her more reputable corporate clients include National Public Radio, Time Inc., XM Satellite Radio, Cotton Inc. and most recently, Hasselblad.