This tutorial moved permanently from due to technical reasons.

Ok, so this is going to be an ultra-simple tutorial for making this image. It can add a lot of sexy and elegant yet creepy effect to any of your family photos, so since it’s a quick and easy tut I sincerely recommend you try it out.

We used a picture of Amy Lee, so for a start, you need to get some photo to work with, though don’t forget that you need someone with light eyes, it won’t work good enough on brown/black eyes.. discrimination, I know.

You can take the picture of Amy Lee that we used as her eyes are really bright.

Duplicate the layer.

Select the upper layer, and go to Hues / Saturation and reduce the colors of the upper layer fully.

Select the eraser tool, very small with a sharp edge, we used 5px but u may want to work with even smaller size.

erase the upper (black n’ white) layer from the inside of the eye. Don’t touch the white area of the eye.

so u will get something like this…

Now to the interesting part.

Select the upper (colorless) layer again, and go to Brightness / Contrast.

The idea is to reduce both Contrast and Brightness dramatically so that the face won’t be anything but a background anymore.

you will get something like this (feel free to play with the settings, depending on a photo, maybe you will need less or more of brightness or contrast)

For the final touch, select again the layer below (colored) and go to Hue / Saturation. We will add a bit contrast, so that the eyes won’t be that “pale” anymore, and will blend in better…

That’s it. Hope u liked this small tut.


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  1. Awesome, thank you! I tried this on a photo of me that had severe redeye, since my eyes are very pale, and it looks sooo cool.

  2. hey guys the pics arent working on the tut any chance of getting them back up again as mine examples rnt turning out like they should!?


    P.S – if possible please email when completed.

  3. Sorry guys, on April 16th this blog moved to a new host and looks like some uploads gone missing. I am working on fixing this one!

  4. Good work! It’s a pleasure to know that the world owns photoshop – engineers like this one! Keep up the good work! Way2go!

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  6. Thanks for sharing the tut! There is something to learn from every one simple or complex. Thanks so much :o)

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