"The Eyes Have It" part three

April 20, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Happy Monday, and welcome back to "Another Photography Blog" "The Eyes Have It" part three!

Today we will finish where we left off, so open your photo of Anne or the image you were using.

We are going to "Doge and Burn' using our paint brush so

Go to Layer-New-Layer     or Shift/control/N         or click the blank layer icon at the bottom of your layers palette.

Next

Go to Edit-Fill

and when the dialog box comes up

Contents

Use 50% Gray   Change The Blending mode of your new layer to Soft Light!

Now press "D" to reset your foreground color to black

Then press "B" to select your paint brush

Leave Opacity at 100%

Flow to 1%

Starting with a very small brush (a 1 or 2) for size and set hardness to 100%

Start to move your brush over the lashes and the the dark ares of the iris, the pupil,

You can switch from black to white by using the "X" key

You can use a softer, larger white brush on the S-C-L-E-R-A or just "The White Part"

Also using a soft, large brush set to white you can lighten the area under the eyes, the left side of the forehead

and the chin and neck, hit "X' to set your brush to black and gently go over the lips once!

When you are done

Flatten the image

Hit Control "J" to copy the layer

Select The Smudge Tool

Set it to Lighten

Set the strength to about 3

And with a large size about 60 gently go over any parts of the face that may need a little smoothing.

Don't go overboard!

Flatten Image

Control "E"

Copy Layer

Control "J"

with your image at 50% (always use an image sized to 50% for contrast and sharpening!)

Hit

Control "M"

to bring up the curves dialog box

select Lighter

Go to Layer- Mask- Hide All

Now go to your gradient tool

and select

Radial Gradient (White as Foreground Color)

(Black as the Background Color)

Drag your mouse from about the chin to the eye

Reduce Opacity to around 70%

Control "E" to flatten

Control "J" to copy layer

Control "M" to bring Curves dialog box back up

Now select Linear Contrast

Control "E" and Control "J'

and on the new layer

Filter-Other-High Pass

set radius to 2.8

click OK

Set Blend mode to Soft Light.

You can apply a White Mask and reduce the sharpness over the cheeks and other areas of skin

Layer- Layer Mask- Reveal All

Then

Control "E" to flatten

and it should look like this.......

 

Anne Before and After

Thank You for following along. I hope this tutorial was helpful!

 


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