Date: Tuesday, 10.04.2012, 03:36 | Post # 1|
|Difficulty: Easy. |
In the following tutorial I will explain you how to make eyes pop using Dodge and Burn Tool in Photoshop. This technique is not about increasing saturation of the iris, which never looks natural. It is about adding highlights and shadows to enhance the look of the model. Bear in mind, this technique works better on light-colored eyes. As an example, let’s take a photo of Dita Von Teese.
1. Duplicate Layer
First, open desired image. Right click on the first layer, choose Duplicate Layer and click OK.
2. Burn Midtones
Select Burn Tool from the toolbar.
Set Range to Midtones and Exposure to 10%. Make sure that Tone Protection function is selected.
Apply Burn Tool on the perimeter of the iris and the area around the pupil as it’s shown on a picture below. Use a soft brush with Hardness set to zero.
3. Dodge Midtones
Select Dodge Tool from the toolbar.
Set Range to Midtones and Exposure to 10%.
Apply Dodge Tool on the painted area of the iris as it’s shown below. Use a soft brush with zero Hardness.
4. Burn Shadows
Select Burn Tool again, but now set Range to Shadows and decrease Exposure twice.
Apply Burn Tool on the same area of the eye as in Step 2.
5. Dodge Highlights
Finally, select Dodge Tool, set Range to Highlights and Exposure to 5%.
Apply Dodge Tool on the same area of the eye as in Step 3.
6. Retouch Both Eyes
Go through Steps 2-5 again and retouch the second eye.
7. Decrease Opacity of Layer 2.
This step is optional, but if you prefer more natural look, lower the opacity of the edited layer to approximately 50%. You just need to play around with this to get the look you want.
Our final image.