How to Retouch and Enhance the Eyes – Professional Portrait Retouch Series – Part VII
Welcome to Part VII of the Professional Photoshop Retouching Series on SLR Lounge.
In this Photoshop tutorial we are going to be working on how retouch and enhance the eyes.
Now, it is important when retouching eyes to make sure you don’t go too far. But, what exactly is too far? Well, that is up for you to decide. For example, often times in retouching basic portraits for a client, the eye enhancements are rather subtle. However, in fashion and advertising you will see very heavy eye enhancements if you look closely. So, I will leave this up to your personal discretion.
Before we continue, we do want to give credit where credit is due. A couple of our techniques in this video are adapted from Sean Armenta of the FStoppers. Sean is a professional retoucher and is quite amazing at what he does.
Now, if you haven’t watched the previous parts to the PPR Series, then please catch up by watching the prior videos below:
Part I – Adobe Camera Raw Editing and Importing into Photoshop
Part II – Learning and Setting the Healing Brush Presets
Part III – Healing Blemishes and Unwanted Detail
Part IV – Diminishing Eye and Age Lines
Part V – Correcting Skin Tone Shifts and Tan Lines
Part VI – Softening Skin When Necessary
Part VII – Retouching the Eyes
Part VIII – Cleaning Up Stray Hair and Other Detail
Part IX – Enhancing and Sharpening Image Details
Part X – Final Color Adjustments
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Full RAW Exercise File (13MB) – This full RAW file will allow you to follow the tutorial while achieving the exact same results as shown.
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