Make those gorgeous peepers pop, from eyelash to iris
These tips are demonstrated with Photoshop CS5. Earlier versions would work equally well. Photo: Charles Howells
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Some aspects of beauty retouching are more difficult than others. Skin and hair, for example, can be particularly challenging. But one thing everyone can do, without a whole lot of Adobe Photoshop experience, is eye enhancement. Here are some of my favorite, and most dramatic, techniques for making eyes in portraits look gorgeous.
You’ll want to start with a clean canvas for your enhancements, so the first thing to do is some simple retouching. Clone away bushy eyebrows and other distractions, remove messy eyelashes, get rid of red veins in the eyes, soften any rough skin texture and lighten any shadows. When you’ve got a cleaned-up portrait, you’re ready to go.