The quickest way to change the color of your eyes in photoshop

Posted by admin | On site photoshop tutorials | Tuesday 9 June 2009 12:40 pm

Tutorial difficulty -Very easy

Do you have brown eyes but always wished to have blue eyes? Are you curious to see how you would look with a different eyes color?
Here a few simple steps that will show you how to do it quickly in photoshop.

Bellow is the image that I started with. If you don’t have a proper photo yet, feel free to use mine:

1)    Open the photo in photoshop and make a copy of the “background” layer.

2)    Using the lasso tool, select the eyes, like in the photo bellow:

3)    After having completed the selection for both eyes, go to “image”, “adjustments”, “color balance” and play with the sliders until you obtain a result you like. You can also adjust the brightness and contrast, or the saturation (both can be found in “image” > “adjustments” menus).
Bellow are some results I have obtained using the steps shown above.

In case you are wondering why we have made a copy of the original layer at the beginning of the tutorial, the answer is “it’s just good practice”. It is always better to keep the original photo at the bottom of the stack, just in case something goes wrong, you can always go back and start over.


  1. Pingback by Simple photo-manipulation tutorial | Tutorials for Designers — June 16, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

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  2. Comment by Me — July 11, 2009 @ 12:28 am

    That’s what I do except instead of duplicating the whole picture I just duplicate the colour part of the eye.

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