On this super quick video tutorial portrait photographer Nathaniel Dodson (from the website tutvid) shows a quick way to enhance the depth that you see in someone’s eyes using Photoshop.
They say that the eyes are the key to the soul – we don’t know about that, but we do know that the eyes are essential to portraiture. If you want to enhance them in post there are a lot of ways including this simple trick that Dodson demonstrates here – adding some white dots on the lower part of the eye on a new layer and blurring it after changing the blend mode of the layer to overlay.
Bonus video – free transform tricks & hotkeys
If you are looking for more in-depth guides on how to retouch eyes, we have published many videos on this subject including: “The Ultimate Eye Retouching Guide to Photoshop” by Colin Smith, “How To Brighten, Color and Sharpen Eyes in Photoshop” with photographer Craig Beckta, a Quick Tip: How to Change Eye Color in 1 Minute in Photoshop! by Howard Pinsky, “Retouching Eyes in Photoshop: Color, Brighten and Sharpen” and Creating Realistic Eye Makeup in Photoshop by Aaron Nace, photographer’s Michael Woloszynowicz “How To Brighten Eyes in Photoshop” and Photoshop senior product manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes video on “How to Brighten Eyes in B&W Photos Using Photoshop“.