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Old 09-06-2008, 01:25 PM
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Default making sparkly eyes

anyone any ideas what to do, im ok with the blue eyes i can pretty much get them to stand out and sparkle using the unsharpen mask and hue/sat but brown eyes are really giving me a headache. i did both of these of my kids. ds has blue so they came out how i wanted them too, but dd has brown so they dont look like i did anything, i couldnt alter hue/sat anymore without making them look red.

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Old 09-06-2008, 01:30 PM
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Take the dodge tool, set to highlights w/ low exposure and go over the eyes.... it will brighten them up.
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:32 PM
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This should help: http://www.all-things-photography.co...s-to-eyes.html
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:37 PM
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thankyou thankyou will give it a try this evening
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:43 PM
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I am in love with Heather Lickliter's actions!! The eye pop action is totally adjustable and you can go overboard with it, but it's this exact reason why it's perfect for brown eyes!!
Here's a link to her site-scroll down a bit for the eye pop one:
http://www.stylizedportraiture.com/blog/?page_id=54
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:57 PM
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my ps didnt agree with my laptop so i cant use it. im using psp x2 and i dont think there is anyway to get actions to work with it.

i just looked at the link and wow thats eye pop looks good! damn my lappy now!
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:40 PM
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Oooh that's a bummer!! I'm not sure I'd know what to do without actions. I'd have to actually learn how to do it myself! LOL
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Old 09-06-2008, 03:32 PM
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yeh i know lol have to say im missing being able to use actions
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I use a combination of curves dodge and sharpen.... but there is a VERY fine line between natural and zombie eyes, so you have to be careful. Yours look really nice.

You may be able to find a PSP script that is similar to the action that Julie mentioned.
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Try dodging the irises using both highlights and midtones -- the highlights helps enhance the catchlights; the midtones with lighten the browns (sometimes just on the iris below the pupil looks good) and makes it look like there's more light on the eye. Don't go too crazy with the whites of the eyes or it gets weird.
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Old 09-06-2008, 04:45 PM
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thankyou everyone your advice is brilliant!

im too tired tonight to give it a go but will try tomorrow
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great link to actions Julie - I need those!
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