PS #5 - cambiare colore agli occhi - change eye color (sub ENG)

Uploaded by DigitalMakeup on 27.10.2011

Subtitles by Ovidius(TheUnchainedMind)

I've been told that people can't hear me talk
partly because of my habit of speaking in a low voice,
except when I become excited, pissed off and I want to kill people,
and partly because of my microphone's ability of amplifying the human voice granted that you swallow it.
How wonderful...
Jessica asked me to make a tutorial on how to change eye color,
quite an original request, I must say, considering that 40% of all tutorials have the same topic.
As you can imagine I'm annoying and critical and frankly most tutorials, such as the skin smoothing ones, disgust me.
Anyways, the most frequently used technique is this:
We create a new layer, transparent, select a brush and color the eye on said layer.
Apart from using a brush it can also be done be selecting the eye with the Lasso tool, which is preferable to the Quick Mask tool.
They can be found respectively here and here.
The Quick Mask works like the Brush while the Lasso allows you to create a selection by choosing one point at a time.
In this case I'm going to use the Brush since it's the easiest.
Then we color in the area, which can then be polished with the eraser.
and then change the fusion type from Normal to Color.
TA-DAH ! Ok, the tutorial is over, done in less then 3 minutes.
Ok, this was the classic tutorial and, since I'm very meticulous, I have a few problems with it.
Besides smoothing out the edges and avoiding that the eyelashes become blue for example,
I have a few problems calling this a good technique since the results are notably fake, not credible.
Apart from my choice of fluorescent blue.
By pressing Ctrl+u, we can change the Hue and pick the result that best fits our purposes.
A nice pissed-off-red...or turquoise green.
What gives me moral issues (chuckles) is that the result is too flat.
because a normal eye, such as this, doesn't have a single color shade.
There's brown and even shades of green and orange. There's also a reflex and thanks to the quality we can make out the sky,
a Frency door, a balcony, the city and the photographer, who seems male judging from the height.
All of these have different colors but in the eye that I've modified they all have a uniform bluish tinge.
Besides being fluorescent, which is very unnatural.
Besides being fluorescent, which is very unnatural.
To fix this you only have to use a round eraser with soft edges and a low opacity, around 20-30%, to partly restore the hue
To fix this you only have to use a round eraser with soft edges and a low opacity, around 20-30%, to partly restore the hue
in the areas that should have a different color

Perhaps we could throw a few lines in there as well.
I think you can already tell the difference, it's not as monochromatic as before.
We could also turn down the layer's opacity a bit.
Perhaps 60 to 70%. Pick a value according to the results you want.
It looks more realistic, more natural.
It still remains a distinctive, beautiful color, but not as powerful and flat as to make people scream "fake!".
Once we've partly erased the color, we can go back to playing with the Hue.
Obviously, every color is a separate matter. As much as we may tone down this fuchsia it will never seem natural
but, while at 100% it seems completely fake, at 40% it seems only mildly fake and it is not as annoying.
Oh, and there's another technique, thought very similar.
Just select the area you want instead of coloring it...
and press Ctrl+u again to play with the Hue
Hue works by changing the color of every single pixel by the same amount, thus maintaining the relative difference between them.
That also means that it can give unnatural colors: in the case at hand it can give a fuchsia or green sky.
I'm of the idea that one shouldn't exaggerate too much.
Doing lots of small modifications is ok, but always maintain a bit of sobriety.
Besides this I wanted to say that I chose a girl with brown eyes because it's not as easy to change their color
as it is for, say, bright blue and green eyes.
One might want to make them lighter.
In this case we roughly select the eye with the Lasso tool and then press Ctrl+Shift+I to inverse the selection (or Select / Inverse).
*Blood-curdling sound*
And with Ctrl+x we delete the eye...I mean everything besides the eye.
I'm having trouble using the keyboard and talking at the same time...
Create a new layer, just to keep the two things separate, and press Ctrl+m.
Create a new layer, just to keep the two things separate, and press Ctrl+m.
This allows us to change the brightness (don't worry about the eye whites, we'll take care of those later on)
and we can make the light tones lighter and the dark ones darker, in order to get a lighter eye color.
In the case of really dark eyes you must be very careful, especially with the pupil which you want to keep black.
Once we have the right color we use the eraser again in order to detele the outside of the eye and blend it in.
So, changing the brightness of the iris is another way of changing eye color.
As any other method, however, if you exaggerate it shows a lot.
As before, I recommend to lower the opacity a bit and find a level that is pleasing and not annoying.
Finally the two methods can be fused into one, the color with the brightness,
so that the eye that was previously darker becomes more rosy.
This is the basic technique with a few personal touches which I think make the finished product more professional and pleasing,
certainly more than a random color like this, which is just plain ugly, say what you may.
So, girls, remember to always be tactuf and refined.
Swear and curse as much as you like but, when it comes to Photoshop, have a modicum of sobriety.
This being said, I'll see you all soon.
I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and than my being so strict and bigotted hasn't scared your mind.
Bye, girls !