One of the questions I get asked most often, is “How do I edit eyes to make them pop?” Now, I am not a big fan of alien eyes, eyes that are edited so much that all anybody can think about when they see the picture is how long those eyes took in Photoshop. You know what I am talking about, I could pull a million examples from different friends Facebook pages, but since I want those people to stay my friends, you are just going to have to use your imagination.
Here is a before and after look at a simple eye edit, to make the eyes stand out. I often use this edit when like in the photo below, the subject wears glasses, as an effort to make their eyes stand out from behind the rims. Obviously the after is on the left and the before is on the right. We starting losing light at the end of this shoot, which is why the image on the right is do dark, I will show you how I lighten images another time, now for the eyes.
Open your photo in Photoshop and zoom in on the eyes.
Now you can make your eyes pop, even alien if it you want, but if you are about to go with alien eyes, just ask yourself, “Will this still look classy in 10 years?”