How to Sharpen Eyes?


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Del_CtrlnoAlt

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Chez_choong said:
How to make the eyes stand out without affecting the pic other then the eyes... Please advice.:)
soften the rest... as in use the blur. unless u wanna do a lasso around the eye, give a few cm radius around it, then sharpen, then do history brush around the lasso area, then will look quite weird sometimes.
 

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Trick is use a layer mask in Photoshop.

Apply Unsharp Mask filter to Background layer. Duplicate layer, apply same filter a couple of times more. Add Layer Mask to create a black mask to layer. This layer will conceal the sharpened layer. Use Brush tool, set foreground colour to white and paint away areas that need sharpening. Ta da!
 

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wildstallion said:
Just lasso the eyes one by one and apply USM, very quick and very effective
:thumbsup: the iris itself can take alot of sharpening...don't be afraid to experiment with radical unsharp figures...
 

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theRBK said:
:thumbsup: the iris itself can take alot of sharpening...don't be afraid to experiment with radical unsharp figures...
Id say for most portraits, depending on the lens, 150-250%, Threshold 3 and Radius 1

But of course experiment and see what looks good!
 

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i use USM 15% on entire photo, then select eyes and apply USM 30% and brighten up by 10%.
 

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do try pretty large USM figures...you'll be surprised at the strength of the eyes :)
 

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Try intelliactions... use the intellisharpen feature.. it will sharpen the edges and not touch the others.. you can also control the mask after it does so.
 

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