We've all heard that the eyes are the window to the soul, but often those eyes come straight out of the camera all sorts of unremarkable. The key is enhancing a dog's eyes in post-production, whether you use Photoshop or Lightroom. In this video, I'm sharing my workflow for creating eyes that come to life and sparkle, and I do that in Photoshop CC. You can absolutely use Lightroom to create the same effect, it's completely up to you and your workflow. If you do use Photoshop and would like to use the high pass action that I created to get this look, you can download it here.
EYES STRAIGHT OUT OF CAMERA:
EYES AFTER ENHANCEMENT:
Discover how I got there in this video:
Did you grab your action? No? Grab it here!
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This is fantastic! I’ve never used the history brush before, so I’ve got to check it out. Thanks for the tutorial and preset!
Thanks so much for sharing!
Thank you so much for this! Keep it up with the patiently explained tutorials and don’t get discouraged by no comments on your posts.
Thank you so much for sharing! I have neither ever used this brush nor heard about it. Just amazing x
Thank you so much! I have officially fallen in love with the blog! The action was awesome!
Thank you!! I’m glad that you enjoyed it!
How do i download the mask you talked about to make the eyes glassy?
It’s an action. The action will create the mask. 🙂
Why do you use the history brush?
There are LOTS of ways to do things in Photoshop so this certainly isn’t the only way….although I find it’s a bit more subtle and doesn’t muck up the color as quickly as the dodge and burn tools do.
Your article provide me huge knowledge.
Thanks for sharing the tip and ticks.
What a great tutorial! I really like how the high-pass filter adds just a little spark.
Nicole thank you for sharing your tutorials and knowledge!
I love your attitude of helping other photographers
You are so welcome!
When I run the action PS is stopping at “make” Says “make” isn’t currently available.
Make sure you are running it on a flattened image. 🙂
it wont send me the action to my email. I really would love to try it, i fill in my email and name, but nothing is coming to my email 🙁
Sent you an email! 🙂
Would love to try the action but every time I submit, nothing comes to my email.
Sorry for the trouble! I just emailed it to you. 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing