#CreativeFriday – retouching under the eyes in Photoshop

It’s creative Friday once again, unfortunately  this will be the last post for a couple of weeks, as i am making a Photography trip to the 2013 Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India.If there is an internet connection, i’ll try to post images here so you can get a snapshot in time.


Today’s blog is about retouching eyes. You have taken the photo of your favorite model, but, when you get back to the studio you see that there are some dark areas underneath the eyes. You can use the standard repair tools (Spot heal, healing brush, patch etc, in  ‘normal’ blending mode), but another  or additional way is to use the Clone Stamp tool with a blending mode applied to it, to work on just the dark areas and leaving the light areas alone.


I would sugest that you work on the transparent technique (found in a previous post) to do this, then at least you are able to control the opacity as well as reverting any changes that you have made. Once you have selected the tool and created the transparent layer, just pain on the affected areas and watch the dark areas dissapear…If you change the Blend mode to Darken, you will make the opposite effect.


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