Above, I have a photo of an eye. It’s a pretty green eye, but for this tutorial I’ll be changing it to blue.
The first thing I’ll do is hit CTRL-J on my keyboard to make a duplicate layer of the eye. This will allow me to have more control later on. I’ll name “Layer 1″ to “eye”. To name the eye layer just double click on the word “layer” and then you’ll be able to type in the word “eye”:
The next thing I’ll do is pick the color blue from the swatches palette:
After I pick the blue color from the swatches palette, I’ll see it in the color picker in the tool box:
Next, I’ll go to the options bar at the top of the screen and change the brush mode from Normal to Color. This will allow the details of the eye to come through:
Now it’s time to paint the eye blue. It’s ok if it’s a little sloppy at first. The next step will fix that problem.
The next step is to add a mask to the eye layer:
Now I can clean up around the eye with the mask using the paint brush. Remember that “black reveals and white conceals”.
The advantage of having a separate layer is that, it’s possible to lower the opacity of the eye color.
Here the opacity is at 100%:
Here the opacity is at 65%:
Here the opacity is at 40%:
I think I like the eye at 40% opacity, so that’s how I’m going to leave it. This is an easy way to change the color of someone’s eye, and you can make it any color you want.
Here is the end result:
Remember when you’re finished to set the brush mode back to Normal.