Changing someone’s eye color in Photoshop is one of the easiest things to mess up and look fake. The above tutorial shows you how to correctly make this adjustment in a tasteful fashion so that even at its wildest color it still looks believable. The eyes are a very delicate area for any retouching work because we as consumers look right there first no matter what. So it’s of the utmost importance that when you enhance this area that you take into account all of the subtle instances you should take while performing this task. Below are my notes on the video if you’d like a quick cheat sheet. There’s really nothing else that I can add here that Aaron Nace won’t cover so press play on the video above and check this great tutorial out. Try it out on one of your photos and post it in the comments. I’d love to see what you come up with. If there are any other tips and tricks you’d like to see leave those in the comments as well.



• Select the Iris

• Bring Curves up

• Spacebar while drawing a marque will move the selection around

• Click on Curves mask


• Apply Gaussian Blur

• Free Transform so it gets over the whole iris

• Use Multiple Layers

• Group Laye

• Duplicate mask apply to group the delete original

• Hue Saturation

• For blue eyes desaturate a bit

• Paint in parts of the mask that done include color

• Curves adjustment layer / make darker

• Apply a mask and paint in darkness

• New Curves mask and play with RGB sliders

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