Removing Eye Wrinkles with Photoshop

On this video tutorial Aaron Nace from Phlearn demonstrates how to remove wrinkles from eyes using Adobe Photoshop.

 The first important tip when dealing with eye wrinkles – don’t remove them completely – this might sound strange but we all have some wrinkles and if you remove them completely the result will look unnatural so be careful.

So your main objective will be to reduce the amount of wrinkles around the eyes. Start with a new layer and use the healing brush tool to paint over a wrinkle (mark sample: current and below) from the healing brush tool options. Sample skin close to the wrinkle and paint over the wrinkle. Use a soft-edged brush about twice the size as the wrinkle and use fade from the edit menu and choose the right amount – not too much so it won’t go away completely.

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,  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“. We also covered the topic of removing wrinkles on several videos which you can check out here.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section (and you can find a lot more Phlearn videos on our special Phlearn subsection).

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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