Thursday, April 1, 2010

How to Change Eye Color in Photoshop

Often we wish to take a view of our eyes in new colors! Wearing contact lens can be the realistic solution is photo retouching , but this is costly, you know. Adobe Photoshop, the cosmetic surgeon of graphics and images, is your right choice to colorize your eyes free of cost and within a few minutes!

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to Change Eye Color in Photoshop in some easy steps. Just take your photos and change the existing color into new colors of your own. Here are the original and changed eye color photos.

1. At first take your desired photo into Photoshop.

2. Create a new layer from the layers palette and make sure that it is above the background image layer. We’ll work on this layer.

3. Now, we need to select the eyes. Here I’m using the Lasso Tool (S). Select one eye like it is shown on the picture below!

4. Grab the Brush Tool (B), with brush size set 7px and foreground color set #3484c8. Start painting the eye like the following picture.

Repeat this process for another eye.

5. Fix the blending mode to Color.

6. Go Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and move the slider as follows:

The content and design courtesy goes to Tradexcel Graphics (

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

About Photo Manipulation

Image manipulation

Images usually are in need of some correction, modification or development to be better and flawless. In many cases images have some lacking or limitations, specially when they are going to serve any certain purpose. An image has the potentiality to say more realistically than any other forms of expression. So, professionals in visual medium always rummage around for perfectly serviceable images. Photo Manipulation becomes the everyday means to meet up their thirst for a perfect image. 

Manipulation; now and before:

Photo manipulation was a hand-drawn process before we are endowed with computer. Retouching with ink, paint, double-exposure, over-exposure, cut photos or negatives, rearrange cuttings together, chromatographic, scratching Polaroid and repainting are some ways to manipulate photos manually.

But now, we all know that image manipulation has become a child’s play with computer aided tools. Anyone, even a non-professional, can bring magical changes in an image. It has more photographic and realistic effect rather than the manually done manipulations.

History of Image Manipulation:

Image and Image manipulation have been walking shoulder to shoulder since the prehistoric era from when men became able to do drawing and painting. Many evidences are there to speak for archaic image manipulation. 

Image manipulation, if we regard so, is observed in ancient societies. Then people used to paint their own faces to impose an extra effect on their personality, e.g. effect of power, affection, horror, anger, strength. In cave-art some peculiar images were found which were not fully realistic. Most of these were some fusion of man and animal or other species of animal, bird or fish. 

This sort of image manipulation has been evolving with the development of human civilizations. Ancient civilization of Indus valley, Inca, Maya, Greek, Roman, Egypt - everywhere numerous manipulation of real-things are remaining available in art and painting. But never was it a purposeless art that came out only as a will of mind of the artist. Always image and the art of image manipulation have a supplementary role in socio-political and socio-cultural issues. 

But when it is about photographs, manipulation adds further dimensions of impersonal truthfulness and mass-belief. So, image manipulation relates with some different issue other than merely art or painting.