Part 2 in a series of Photoshop tutorials by Art Director and founder of Pureworks, Victoria Jordan. In case you missed the first tutorial in the series, click here for a quick refresher.

In the first tutorial we added some shiny red lips to an existing stock image of a woman's face. For this next tutorial, we'll proceed to the eyes.

As I noted before, it’s always Important to start with the right images. I’m going to give our woman some dramatic eye make-up, so I want to keep the perspective of the shot of our woman in mind as I sift through Bigstock’s large archive of fun eye make-up. Here’s one I like, and that I think will work with her photo.

First thing, we'll copy and paste the image, take down the layer opacity and scale the new eye down until it fits (maybe a little bigger) over our lady’s eye.

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Next, we'll bring the opacity back up to see where we stand.

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It’s looking a little clown-ish because of the difference in skin tones. Before we start to erase the parts of the eye that we don’t need, we’ll play with the skin tone a bit to make it match as close as possible.

To start with, we’ll use the Brightness/Contrast tool and bring down the brightness a bit.

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That’s a good place to start, so  now, we’ll start to delete some of the skin we don’t need, but first, we’ll duplicate the layer so that we'll have a copy if we need one. Then we’ll select the part above her eye, feather the selection, and delete.

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We're going to repeat that step after selecting another area…

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and see what that looks like.

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And again…

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And again…

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All we have left at this point, is the area to the left of her eye and for that, we’ll zoom in and  return to our trusty Eraser tool. We’ll soften the edge…

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…and take the opacity of the tool down.

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It doesn’t take much…

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…to get it looking pretty awesome!

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Now, during our Feather and Delete frenzy, we must have lost some pixels in the whites of her eye, because I can see the lady’s eyeball showing through just a little.

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So we're going to use the Clone Tool to do this. We're going to adjust the size and the softness and clone a little bit of the white near her eyeball.

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And I think we got it!

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AuthorCristin Burton
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