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Bodyshop: The Photoshop Retouching Guide for the Face and Body by Karsten Rose, Birgit Nitzsche

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Chapter 3. Eyes

Emphasize eyes with make-up effects

Picture analysis

  1. Thicken and reshape eyebrows

  2. Thicken eyelashes

  3. Apply eye shadow

  4. Improve complexion

  5. Apply rouge and lipstick

We will show you how to use colors, pens and brushes to make eyes more expressive. The computer gives you a whole range of options, from discreet daytime make-up to spectacular gala make-up.

Picture analysis
Picture analysis

Thicken eyebrows

If you compare the bright side of the face (on the right) to the shady side (on the left), the eyebrows and the lower eyelashes look much thinner and irregular. To thicken the brows, we need to paint color in the direction of the hairs with a fine tool. The Pencil tool (

Thicken eyebrows

Shape eyebrows

Next, we want to give the eyebrows a nice shape and move them upwards a bit. This opens the eyes more and allows us more options for accentuating the eyes with color. We need to place the eyebrow onto a separate layer. Create a new layer and press Alt while choosing Merge Visible. Eyebrow layer and background layer are merged into the new layer. Name it "Merged layer". Use the Lasso tool (

Shape eyebrows

Transform this layer to a Smart Object using the menu ...

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