Whether you are going for a dramatic effect or simply need to do a little enhancing/touch up, eye color change can be a bit tricky. In this tutorial we show you how to change the eye color of a subject very quickly and easily.
1. Copy the above image into Photoshop by right-clicking and select Copy. In Photoshop, go to File -> New or press Ctrl + N, hit OK, go to Edit -> Paste.
2. Duplicate the layer by right-clicking on the layer and selecting “Duplicate Layer.” You can rename it, but the default name is fine.
3. Select the “Lasso Tool.” We will use this to select the eye area.
4. Zoom in on one of the eyes. Hold down Alt and use the scroll wheel on your mouse or use the zoom tool in the bottom left of the canvas.
5. With your Lasso Tool, trace along the outer part of the eye. Just left-click and drag.
6. Use the scroll bars to get to the other eye and repeat. Hold down the Shift key before you begin tracing the second eye. Zoom out when you have the second eye traced. When finished, it should look something like this:
7. To make sure the effect is not too drastic, go to Select -> Modify -> Feather. This “spreads out” the effects we will be applying.
8. Set the Feather Radius to around 3-5 pixels. Use 3 for this tutorial.
9. Now the magic can happen. Go to Image -> Adjustments -> Hue/Saturation or press Ctrl + U.
10. Use the following settings, but take the time to play with other settings. Use the Hue setting to change the color and the Saturation to adjust the amount of coloration to apply.
11. Just press Ctrl + D (Deselect) or Ctrl + H (Hide Selection) to get the selection around the eyes to disappear.
There you have it! All kinds of eye colors are possible from the subtle to the scary.