General Editing Techniques

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The outcome of a picture using these techniques varies. It depends on how blurry/ clear the picture is. In this picture, her eyes were already a light color so highlighting it made it look "prettier," but if you were to edit my dark brown eyes, it most likely will not be the same or as light, because then distortion occurs. Anyways, let's begin.

This is the BEFORE:

and the AFTER:

* Keep all Strength, Opacity, and Exposure at 100%

1) Of course open up the picture.
2) Zoom in [Ctrl+] about 4 times. That's 400%

3) For editing the eyes I usually use the Dodge tool with a range of Highlights. Use brush size 9px, or w.e. that suits the size of the eye to the picture you are using.

4) So just brush the eyes using the Dodge Tool, while leaving the pupils alone. [Edit until you're satisfy]

5) You may want to touch up the pupils with the burn tool or brushing some black in that area. I used the Burn Tool Range: Midtones at 9px



See the difference?!

6) I then Blurred out her skin to create a softer, airbrushed look. Blur Tool at Normal Mode using 100px

7) I added some "Mascara" Simplest thing, find some eyelash brushes. I don't remember where I got mine from, but you can use this site. Just re-size it to make it fit on the eye, and change the opacity to your liking so it looks more natural. XD

8) Time to add some lipstick! First use the Sponge Tool at Saturate. Brush it over the lips. Then create a new layer. Brush over # f0aeae over the lips on the new layer at the Opacity of 57%, then change the Blending Mode to Color.

9) I don't like the bright/neon pink, so I made a new layer using white and Blending Mode of Soft Light to lighten the color up.

10) Go to Image, Adjustments. Then click auto color. This will give her some life to her skin tone.

That's about it! Keeping it general.

Tutorial Comments

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Great now i can make my girlfriend look preety and her feel good about it.

By Nudzacysie on Mar 10, 2009 1:59 am

i totally love
her eyes.btw, do you have to download adobe photoshop to do that? j.w

By --bonjour on Mar 5, 2009 6:30 pm

this is awesome love this i need to try this tut later using PSP

By YeseniasDesigns on Mar 2, 2009 2:57 pm

this is awsomee.!!
but how would you do this
if you have dark color eyes

By shOrtiebiatchx23 on Feb 19, 2009 10:34 pm

wicked. i love the eyes.

By freshlikewha on Jan 19, 2009 5:22 pm

awesome but i'm not very familair with this program, what is the "dodge tool"?

By paajnub on Jan 19, 2009 1:34 pm

i love the eyes.

By kayouawesomeness on Jan 18, 2009 2:11 pm

The lips look horrible.. other than that great job!

By dilligrout on Jan 12, 2009 2:34 pm

sweet :) such a beautiful picture :D

By XbreathlessWhispersX on Jan 5, 2009 2:06 pm

omg, her eyes. this is great.

By futura on Jan 4, 2009 7:35 pm
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Tutorial Details

Author infusedproductions View profile
Submitted on Jan 2, 2009
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Reviewer manny-the-dino View profile
Approved on Jan 4, 2009