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How to Change Eyes Color In An Image With Photoshop
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  • Here's the photo I'll be using which I downloaded from Here.

    Model: Nassira and Rachel

    Step 1: Zoom In On The Eyes

    Before we begin, let's make it easier to see what we're doing by zooming in on the eyes in the photo. Select Photoshop's Zoom tool from the Tools panel. You can also select the Zoom Tool by pressing the letter Z on your keyboard:

    Selecting the zooming tool.

    With the Zoom Tool selected, click a few times on the area between the eyes (the upper nose area) so we're zooming in on both eyes at once.

    Step 2: Select The Polygonal Lasso Tool

    Selecting th The Polygonal Lasso Tool.

    Step 3: Draw A Selection Around Each Eye.

    Draw a selection around one of the eyes. We don't need the entire eye, just the iris (the colored area) in the center. Don't worry if your selection outline isn't perfect. We'll clean things up later:

    Step 4: Add A Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer

    Clicking the New Fill or Adjustment Layer icon.

    Then choose Hue/Saturation from the menu that appears:

    Step 5: Select The "Colorize" Option

    Selecting "Colorize" near the bottom of the Properties panel.

    Step 6: Drag The Hue Slider

    Select the main color by dragging the Hue slider.

    Here's what the new color looks like so far. It's too intense at the moment, but we'll fix that next:

    Step 7: Drag The Saturation Slider

    Saturation value of 30.

    After that we have something like this. Very Pretty eyes Looking so Nice:

    Step 8: Change The Adjustment Layer's Blend Mode To Color

    If we look in the Layers panel, we see our Hue/Saturation adjustment layer sitting above the image on the Background layer. We want to change only the color, not the brightness, so change the blend mode from Normal to Color. You'll find the Blend Mode option in the upper left of the Layers panel:

    Changing the blend mode of the adjustment layer to Color.

    Step 9: Select The Layer Mask

    Mak sure the layer mask thumbnail is selected.

    Notice that the thumbnail has a white highlight border around it.If you're not seeing the border around your thumbnail, click on the thumbnail to select the mask:

    Step 10: Select The Brush Tool

    If your initial Lasso Tool selection wasn't perfect (mine certainly wasn't), some of your new color probably extends into the white parts of the eyes, and maybe into the eyelids as well.

    Some of the new color extends into the surrounding areas.

    Select Photoshop's Brush Tool from the Tools panel, or press the letter B to select it from the keyboard:Press the letter D on your keyboard to reset the Foreground and Background colors to their defaults. This will set your Foreground color to white and the Background color to black:

    Then, press the letter X on your keyboard to swap the colors, making your Foreground color black:

    Paint Around The Iris In Each Eye.

    With the Brush Tool in hand and black as your Foreground color, simply paint around the iris in each eye to clean up any problem areas. You'll want to use a small, soft-edge brush.Since we're painting on a layer mask, not directly on the image itself, we don't see our brush color as we paint. Instead, the new eye color disappears from the areas we've painted over:

     

    The Final Image:

    And there we have it! That's how to easily change eye color in an image using a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer in Photoshop.