Change Eye Color in Photoshop.
Have you ever wanted to see what you look like with a different eye color? Are you thinking of getting colorized contacts and want to see which looks best? Whatever your reasons for wanting to change eye color, it’s easy to do in photoshop. Really, it’s such an easy process to Change Eye Color in Photoshop. So open up a picture of yourself and give it a shot.
Find a picture of someone who has the eye color you want to change your picture to. Open it up in Photoshop, and open the photograph you’re going to be changing.
Go to the Toolbox and choose the Color Replacement tool. It’s located behind the Healing Brush, so click and hold the Healing Brush Icon and then select Color Replacement Tool. Make sure the photo you’re using as your source color is the active photo and zoom in on the eyes. Hold the alt button and click on an area of the eye with the color you like.
Switch back to the photo you want to change eye color on and zoom way in on the eye. Change your brush size in the options panel at the top of Photoshop to be about half the width of the colored part of the eye you’re zoomed in on. Now just paint over the eyes and you’ll see Photoshop changing the color as you go. Paint in small swatches so you can use the undo tool if you make a mistake, and it won’t undo all of your work, just the last swatch.
Thats it! How do you like your new eye color? Click the photo below for an example of before and after eye color. The woman originally had brown eyes, and I changed them to green in about 3 seconds.
How to Fix a Blurry Photo
This is a simple method that enables you to save a blurry photo from the trash. Be aware though, it really only works for on-screen digital photos, or a small 4×6″ print. You’re not going to be able to blow this photo up into a giant mural to put above your fireplace. If you’re OK with the limitations of fixing a blurry photo, then it’s a really neat trick.
Decrease Image Size: Open the blurry image you want to fix in photoshop. Go under the image size menu by clicking image, then click image size from the flyout menu (or use the keyboard shortcut ctrl+alt+I). Ensure the Scale Styles and Constrain Proportions boxes are checked and then change the resolution to 72 dpi. Don’t change any of the other numbers under the size menu. You should leave the size set to 72dpi if it’s already a 72 dpi image.
Increase Resolution For Print: To get the resolution high enough to print to a standard inkjet printer, go back to the IMage Size options and turn off Resample Image and lower the width to 6″. This gives you a finished print size of 6″x4″ at 120 ppi. You can skip this step if the image is already 6″ or lower.
Sharpen the Image: Photoshop has a smart sharpen filter which really does seem pretty smart. Click filter, and scroll over the sharpen option. Click Smart Sharpen from the fly-out menu. When the dialog appears, set the amout to around 58%, and leave the radius set to 1 pixel. Ensure the remove pop-up menu is set to Gaussian Blur, turn on the more accurate checkbox, and click ok to apply the first level of sharpening. Hold Control, and press F once to apply the filter again with the exact same settings.
That’s all it really takes! You should be left with a photograph which is now clear enough to proudly view on a digital screen, or print for a scrapbook. The image below shows the before and after effects of this tutorial to give you an idea of what you can expect when you fix a blurry photo.
Red Eye Correction Photoshop
If you’re using any type of flash mounted directly over the lens (including built in flash) you will most likely end up with photos that require red eye correction. Here is a Instant Red Eye Removal method for photoshop.
Step One: Open the photo where the person has red eye. I’m going to use a red-eye photo I grabbed off the Internet.
Step Two: Press Z to select the zoom tool and zoom in on the eyes by dragging a rectangle around them. Now get the Red Eye Tool from the Toolbox, it’s under the spot healing brush, or you can hold shift and press j until you get the right tool.
Step Three: Like I said earlier, this really is an instant method for red eye correction in photoshop. Just click inside the red part of the pupil you want to correct. Wait about 1 second and bam, the red eye is gone! All of the adjustments are done automatically by photoshop, eliminating any guess work on your part. Click inside the second pupil and you’re finished.
Optional Step Four: If you aren’t happy with the results you can tweak the results with a couple of different options. The Pupil Size and Darken amount are both available for tweaking on the Options Bar at the top of photoshop. Feel free to mess around with them if you don’t get the exact results you wanted from the first click.
Here’s a before and after photo to give you an idea of the results you can expect from your instant Photoshop Red Eye Correction.