How To Change Eye Color In Photoshop – 90-Second Tip #06

Hi, Welcome back to
The Photoshop Training Channel I’m Jesus Ramirez
In this 90-second Photoshop Tip, I’m going to show you
how to change eye color in Photoshop. We’re going to start by creating a Group
which will hold all our Adjustment Layers. Then we will create a selection around the
iris of the eye. Select the Elliptical Marquee Tool. And click-and-drag while holding Shift to
select the iris. You can hold the Spacebar as you create the
selection to reposition it. Once you have the iris selected, you will need to remove the top part of the section where the eyelid is. Hold Alt Shift,
that’s Option Shift on the Mac. And create a selection over the eye
that intersects the eyelid. Then click on the Layer Mask icon
to create a mask based on the active selection. Hold Alt, Option on the Mac and click on
the m Layer Mask Thumbnail so that you can see the mask. Anything in black is hidden,
and anything in white is not. The edges of this selection are very sharp. If you remember the Iris
did not have a sharp edge. So, to blur the edges,
go to the Properties Panel, and drag the Feather slider to the right. Then hold Alt, Option on the Mac and click on the Layer Mask Thumbnail
to bring the eye image back. Now create a
Hue and Saturation Adjustment Layer. If the adjustment layer is inside of the group,
it will only affect the iris of the eye. Click-and-drag on the Hue slider to change
the eye color to any color that you like. I will set the Hue slider to 180 degrees. Then I will reduce the Saturation to -65. To get this blue eye color. Of course, with your own image, you will probably
need to use different settings, but you can use these as a starting point,
and adjust from here. Then create a Levels Adjustment Layer and use the control points to
adjust the brightness and contrast of the eye. Sometimes, you will see people who have a
bit of brown close to the pupil. To replicate this look, create another
Hue and Saturation Adjustment Layer. Change the Hue to -160 and the Saturation to 70 Then click on the Layer Mask to enable it. In the Properties panel, click on the Invert
button to make the entire layer mask black. White reveals, and black conceals. So, the entire effect is hidden
by the black Layer Mask. We can selectively bring back that color effect by Selecting the Brush Tool
and making the Foreground color white. Use a brush that is
slightly larger than the pupil. You can use the bracket keys in the keyboard
to resize the brush. Then, with the Layer Mask selected,
Paint around the pupil and you will see the brown color come back. And this will give you the eye color effect
that we are looking for. If you want to learn more about enhancing
eyes, then check out my full-length tutorial Where I show you 7 was of enhancing eyes
in Photoshop. Also, don’t forget to watch all my other
90-second Photoshop tips. Including a fast and efficient way
of color matching images. The links to both videos are down below in
the description. Let me know in the comments down below if
you plan on using this technique. Also, let me know what color are your eyes? Mine are Brown. If this is your first time at the Photoshop
Training Channel, then don’t forget to click on that subscribe and notification buttons. Thank you so much for watching. And I will see you at the next tutorial.


  1. Critic July 30, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Thanks Jesus! You best Photoshop master ever)

  2. Bruce Jastrow July 30, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Good tutorial, yes I will use this adjustment. I have brown eyes.

  3. James James July 30, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Thank you Sir…Really awesome, i have red pin eyes
    What techniques could be used to effect the changes Sir?

  4. NIKHIL PICART EDITS July 30, 2018 at 1:25 pm


  5. Samuel Stanly July 30, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Crisp and clear…good video

  6. NIKHIL PICART EDITS July 30, 2018 at 1:38 pm


  7. Azhar Shaikh July 30, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    u got some talent

  8. Manu FernandesVillela July 30, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Everything looks so easy when you explain. Great job. Thanks

  9. Keith Lloyd July 30, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Great tutorial , Thanks again JR.

  10. Ronzhouse July 30, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Great video, as they all are. I will use some of these techniques.

  11. Mahmood Boodoor July 30, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Damn! How could you include all these tips, infos and shortcuts in just 90 seconds?!! AWESOME

  12. Faizal .p.j July 30, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    super ..

  13. musicmachineplayer31 July 30, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Absolutely Awesome

  14. R Garlin July 30, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Thanks Jesús; v. useful tip!
    (Made me think of that old song my mom used to sing around the house – "Don't it make my brown eyes blue…" 😊)

  15. DA Graphics July 30, 2018 at 2:54 pm


  16. Cristian July 30, 2018 at 2:55 pm


  17. sjieh wang July 30, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Really nice video!! Learned so much

  18. jose salvador farfan July 30, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    buen tuto, gracias

  19. Hilal Manzar July 30, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    amzaing <3

  20. coffee brownies July 30, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    👍👍👍👍Understandable steps

  21. Salomédu78 July 30, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    I got a problem, the picture and the selection comes in one layer and I can't separate them how should I do that ?

  22. Idelise Diaz July 30, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Awesome viseo

  23. Mikael Thorén July 30, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Nice tip. Thanks.

  24. Steven Martinez July 30, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    This is so much more realistic and effective than the way I had been doing it. Thank you!

  25. José Colón July 30, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Yikes the way you subtracted that tip portion of the selection is much better than what I’m used to! Brother your skills are amazing! You keep hitting the ball out of the park! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  26. Mangilo theVII July 30, 2018 at 5:32 pm


  27. Belinda Schindler July 30, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    I love this. I have hazel eyes that have that touch of brown in the center. This is definitely a cool tutorial. Thank you so much.

  28. Reuben M July 30, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Jesús, you continue to amaze. I wish all internet tutorials were as concise and succinct as yours. THANK YOU!!!!

  29. Alberto Silva July 30, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    es posible verlop en español?
    gracias desde chile.

  30. Photoshop Training Channel July 30, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Enhancing Eyes in Photoshop ►
    Color Matching 90-Second Tip ►

  31. Jose A. Justiniano July 30, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Thanks you very much Jesus I sorry you don't be In puerto Rico tao take clases wit you wit your help I can lose the afraid to get into it God bless you.

  32. Valter Daghetti July 30, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    You are a MASTER! Thanks!

  33. Julietta H July 30, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    You always impress me with your knowledge on how to manipulate items in photoshop. Thank You!

  34. Tony H July 30, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    I've been told my eyes are Hazel

  35. Sam Sterling July 30, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Such a great channel, useful videos that are quick and concise. Fantastic

  36. Jose A. Justiniano July 30, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    You are welcome Jesus by the way do you speak spanish?

  37. Doc Undies July 31, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Excellent organised and efficient workflow, simple but effective techniques. Thank you.

  38. Rick Blot July 31, 2018 at 4:23 am

    You're just too talented bro!
    Thanks for all the great vids, Jesús.

  39. ink impressions July 31, 2018 at 5:51 am

    All your tutorials are very clear & simplified to learn easily…thanks

  40. JB July 31, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Really useful tip, Jesús, many thanks for sharing it.

  41. Ανδρέας Κεμάλης July 31, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Thanks, it's a useful tip. Absolutely Awesome. Many thanks from Greece

  42. Amin Amirullah July 31, 2018 at 8:59 am

    This is cretive video editing

  43. Cosmin Serban July 31, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Hey Jesus, it's pretty cool how you can explain it in around 3 minutes, thanks for all the videos you put out! ✌

  44. P. Peter R July 31, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Another homerun, JR!

    Quick stupid question to which I already know the answer – since all the adjustment layers within the group are acting together on the final image, if you changed the hue to -160, the color you got is b/c the other adjustment layers are already combining to form that color, no? If those other adjustments were not there you would need another value, yes?

  45. P. Peter R July 31, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Also I have a great tip for you to incorporate into one of your videos for masking out hair – more specifically, to more accurately paint back in hair that the mask may have missed. You probably know it, but I wanted to tell you about it.

  46. P. Peter R August 1, 2018 at 3:02 am

    So, using your technique for masking the hair, I use S&M to create a new layer with a mask and, as you've taught, the original is hidden by default.

    I realized that if I used a custom brush to paint back in strands of stray hairs, I'll paint white on the new mask while making the original image visible again. So, I use a custom 'hair' brush focused on the new layer mask, but painting over the original stray hairs that can be seen through the original image. I then hide the original layer from time to time to check my progress.

    It's a cool tip b/c now you're using the original image to 'trace' over hairs not revealed by the original mask while still working non-destructively. I've done it a bunch of times and the cool thing is I don't have to keep glancing at the original image since it's visible the whole time!

  47. Ian Murray August 1, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Very clever technique. Thank you.

  48. Ramalingam Mudaliyar August 1, 2018 at 11:11 am

    You are PS guru ever since I watched your very first video which I don't remember. Thanks a lot and I shall use em.

  49. Fernando Garza August 1, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    That was awesome!

  50. Bob MAkrides August 2, 2018 at 2:30 am

    Very useful tip thanks

  51. Jayant Mishra August 2, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Good Evening , Jesus Ramirez, Please make an Tutorial on "How to make a wood engraving from a photo" ? Not woodcut – woodcut and wood engraving both are separate not combine both have 3-5 differences.
    Thanks a lot, I like your tutorials ,

  52. Lucia Hewitt August 3, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Fantastic – thank you!

  53. Ryan JAO August 4, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    very clear tutorial thanks

  54. sebolla August 4, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    ¿Cuál es la tecla que usas para aumentar o disminuir el tamaño del pincel?

  55. Hugh Mobley August 4, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    general question you probably know! why are the reds in a photograph always either washed out or no detail. and how to overcome

  56. Charles Scott August 4, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Bro! I used to like your videos a lot but why do keep copying the Indian dude. You should be able to come up with your own ideas and content.

  57. Dudy Cemed August 9, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    I like all ur tutorials, short, crystal clear, easy to remember, right to the point. Thanks mate.

  58. Kovacs Lajos August 9, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Grazie mille!

  59. 143thilakprakash August 10, 2018 at 9:22 am

    wow that's it and thank you sir for tips

  60. Hk Barry August 16, 2018 at 1:06 am

    Wow, awesome. Tried this on the wife, gave her that David Bowie look 🙂 A-Mazing !

  61. Arian Tabib August 19, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    You Are Awsome

  62. The Biggest N00b Ever August 28, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    coudnt you also have used the history brush tool to bring back the brown?

  63. Angelos November 15, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    I have the same problem always with the hue/saturation option for changing colors, the possible colors are limited.

    I can't create red eye color, and i need to turn lips with pink lipstick to red, can't get the red with Hue/saturation. any advise?

  64. Crystal Davis January 16, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    WOW! I have watched a tutorial that was 30 mins long and I just learned it faster in 90secs. You're GENIUS

  65. Lekza January 16, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    I like both short and long tutorials! Thank You!

  66. sandra calderbank January 16, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Wonderful tip, thank you!

  67. IRG - Ricardo Galvão January 16, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    short is even better

  68. MrDude January 20, 2019 at 9:44 am

    I have black eyes but using this i can change my eye color to any color and tha x for short and simple tutorial ….♥️♥️

  69. Marcello Scotti March 2, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    fantastic tips!! thank you so much. The answer to your question is that I prefer longer tutos

  70. Rod Shelley May 3, 2019 at 7:01 am

    I'm definitely going to use this – it's a new one on me.. Great tip, Jesus!

  71. crix May 27, 2019 at 1:33 pm


  72. The Lost Goat July 20, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Ur saving the world

  73. Edward Sh September 25, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Dude, you are pretty smart and your way in explaining your methods is extremely easy and fun to watch, am gonna watch all your videos, thank you.

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