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Photo Retouching with PS, Part 2: Eye Enhancements

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

Release date 5/8/2015
Level Intermediate
Runtime 1h 46m
Closed captioning N/A
Transcript N/A
eBooks / courseware Included
Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code Included
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Course description

Now that you have mastered Photoshop CS6, it is time to bring up a notch in this 5 part learning series about retouching photos. In this course you’ll learn how to look at a photo to determine what needs to be touched up. You look at several models and how to remove imperfections like wrinkles and skin blemishes. You’ll then focus on different body parts starting with the eyes. Like adding eye enhancements, creating artificial catchlights, changing eye color, working with brows and lashes and others. Next you learn to work with hair, adding or changing color, smoothing hair and other effects. Then you’ll learn to create digital manicures. Next you‘ll learn how to adjust mouths, this includes changing lip appearance and color and working with teeth. Then you’ll learn how adjust noses. The body gets attention next. You’ll learn how to slim legs and arms, add curves and then compositing. To close you’ll learn to create a fantasy picture and how to use the all important pen tool.


This course assumes familiarity with Adobe Photoshop CS6. This course is part of a 5 part learning series. The series is made up of the following courses; Photo Retouching with Photoshop CS6: Before Retouching; Photo Retouching with Photoshop CS6: Eye Enhancements; Photo Retouching with Photoshop CS6: Hair and Nails; Photo Retouching with Photoshop CS6: Mouths, Noses and Body; and Photo Retouching with Photoshop CS6: Fantasy Portrait and Pen Tool. Please watch the courses in the order listed if you are new to the material.

Meet the expert

Our Creative Design courses are presented by experts from Wiley Publishing. Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. They are the publisher of award-winning journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services.

Course outline

Eye Enhancements

Eye Enhancements (15:38)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Selecting RAW Eyes (03:35)
  • Brighten RAW Eyes (02:17)
  • Curves Adjustment Layers (03:13)
  • Brightening the Eyes (03:49)
  • Compare Methods via Layer Comps (02:23)
  • Summary (00:10)
Artificial Catchlights & Veins (24:19)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Catchlights (03:36)
  • Harsh vs Soft Light (03:42)
  • Artificial Catchlight (04:10)
  • Duplicate Catchlight (02:09)
  • Crescent Catchlight (03:48)
  • Coloring the Eye Whites (04:01)
  • Remove Veins in Eyes (02:30)
  • Summary (00:10)
Changing Eye Color (16:09)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Color Blending Layers (03:05)
  • Choosing & Adding Color (02:48)
  • Using Keyboard Shortcuts (03:47)
  • Choosing Another Color (03:00)
  • Changing the Inner Iris (03:07)
  • Summary (00:10)

Eyebrows & Lashes

Eyebrows & Lashes (31:31)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Trimming the Eyebrows (03:45)
  • Drawing New Hairs (03:32)
  • Repeat on the Left Side (05:04)
  • Adding Eye Lash Paths (03:03)
  • Creating the Lower Lashes (02:26)
  • Add Upper Lash Paths (05:04)
  • Creating the Upper Lashes (03:14)
  • Duplicating the Paths (04:58)
  • Summary (00:10)
Digital Eye Liner & Eye Shadow (18:43)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Adding Eye Liner (04:22)
  • Starting Over - Twice (03:07)
  • Eye Liner for Left Eye (04:25)
  • Working with Eye Shadow (02:55)
  • Completing the Pair (03:32)
  • Summary (00:10)