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How to Remove Veins From Eyes in Photoshop


On this quick video portrait photographer Nathaniel Dodson (from the website tutvid) shows two simple ways to remove (or reduce) the appearance of veins in the eyes using Photoshop.

Today’s high res cameras are amazing but they also show a lot more tiny defects that we might have missed just a few years ago such as eye veins. To alleviate this issue Dodson suggest to open a new layer and work with the healing brush (after setting it to current and below) and start working on the veins. The easier ones will be the ones in a relatively white environment (use a small brush), the more complex will be close to the corners of the eyes.

To solve this issue you can use the clone stamp tool but the trick is to use it with around 50% opacity (and choose current and below just like with did with the healing brush).

Bonus video: this is not Satan’s kitten – a.k.a. How to View and Disable Masks in Photoshop CC

Dodson already gave a how to “Enhance Eyes in Photoshop in Under 1 Minute!” video before but 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“.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section. You can also check Dodson’s previous videos here on LensVid.

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