How To Change Eye Color with Photoshop


In this latest tutorial, Michael from SnapMarket shows us how to change eye color with Photoshop. In this tutorial Michael is using Photoshop CS6 but the method should remain to be the same across most Photoshop versions.

For the tutorial please watch the video below or find step-by-step text instructions below the video.


How To Change Eye Color with Photoshop

Step 1:
Open your desired image in Photoshop.

Step 2:
Select the ‘Brush’ tool.


Step 3:Now that your brush tool has been selected, enter quick mask mode by pressing ‘Q’ on your keyboard or pressing the following button:

Step 4:Make sure your foreground color is set to black as illustrated above. With a foreground color set to black this is what you are painting on, with it set to white; you are removing.

Step 5:
Paint your eye so it looks like the below image (the red indicates the area we have selected with our quick mask tool). TIP: You can increase or decrease your brush size quickly by using the left and right square bracket keys on your keyboard ( [ & ] )

Step 6:
Paint the other eye also.

Step 7:
Flip your foreground color with your background color by pressing the following button or by pressing X on your keyboard:

Step 8:Once you have flipped your colors, remove the pupils from the red selection by painting them. Your image should now look similar to the below image: (Do this to both eyes).

Step 9:
Your image should now look like this: At this point press ‘Q’ on your keyboard to leave quick mask mode.

Step 10:
Now that you have left quick mask mode, you should be left with something like this:

Step 11:Now Press CTRL + SHIFT + I on a PC or CMD + SHIFT + I on a MAC to invert your selection.

Step 12:
Select your ‘Rectangular Marquee Tool’:

Step 12:Right click on your image where your selection is and click ‘Layer Via Copy’ (Your selection should be outlined by the marching ants like below):

Step 13:
We should now be working on our new layer. Hold down CTRL (on a PC) or CMD (on a MAC) and click on your layer, like the image below demonstrates:

Step 14:
You should now once again see the dancing ants around your previous selection (the eyes). At this stage you will now click on this icon and select Hue/Saturation:

Step 15:
A Hue/Saturation control panel for your newly created layer should now pop up on the right side of your screen above your layers palette. Now click ‘Colorize’.

Step 16:
Play around with the 3 bars above the ‘Colorize’ text to get your desired result:

Step 17:
That’s it, all done. Play around with the color settings and opacity of your layer to get your desired result.


In this tutorial, watching the video may be the easiest option for you as there is a few steps that are easier followed when watched. We hope this tutorial helped you to learn how to change eye color with Photoshop. Stay tuned for more tutorials in the future. Want to watch the ‘How To Change Eye Color with Photoshop’ video? Click here

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