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How to Move an Eyeball

posted by eqphotolog, May 19, 2006 10:31 PM — 8 comments

Open image in Photoshop or other editting program with similar features. I am using Photoshop.

Enlarge image with Magnifying Glass, be sure you can see both eyes.

Use your Lasso Tool to select the eyeball and make a copy in a new layer.

Move new eyeball into place.

Use your Dodge Tool on the first layer right under the new eyeball, try out all the settings and adjust as needed to keep tone and color even. Generally a smaller brush set to adjust shadows and rolled following the curve of the eye in clean strokes will fix the eye perfectly. In some instances you can use the eraser tool, but I think you will find dodge works better when set correctly.

If needed you can add in the smallest amount of noise just to the white area of the eye you cleaned up by using your lasso tool again and applying noise. This is not the best way to handle over-whitening ... it is preferred that you start over and make cleaner smoother dodge strokes.

Once all cleaned up you can flatten your image by merging the layers.

Images converted to black and white look especially nice using this method. Even when not moving an eyeball, just using it to clean red/yellow tints.

Side by side comparison, the color on left is original and black/white on right is adjusted. In the adjusted image only the right eye was manipulated.

Special thank you to Michael Slonecker (slonecker ) for the beautiful image of his daughter Kelly used in this tutorial.

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1. posted by Slantsixx, May 20, 2006 5:25 AM

So I see you like selective colorization, and changing eye color.
Good blog.

2. posted by slonecker, May 25, 2006 12:24 AM

Thank you for the procedure. I have had to do something like this on a couple of others, and this helps simplify the process.

3. posted by Jacobaboyd, Sep 18, 2006 7:49 AM

Selective color can also be done very easily by simply selecting the brush tool and switching the mode to color instead of normal or another mode. Once the mode is set to color, anything brushed will turn to B/W. Do this until the area you are needing to leave in color is the only area left. It works best by selecting the area you want left in color, then selecting inverse and using a huge brush on the rest.

4. posted by xchildx, Aug 19, 2007 9:00 PM

sorry but its bad...

5. posted by escan, Aug 20, 2010 2:52 PM

it's too bad bro.

6. posted by harissonA, May 27, 2013 1:45 AM

Looks like it would fun to try.

7. posted by trainer2, May 31, 2013 9:09 AM

thanks for nice post

8. posted by carlislekm, Jul 29, 2013 4:37 AM

Very interesting

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