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How to Whiten Eyes in Photoshop

Hello guys, today I am going to show you how to whiten eyes in Photoshop. This thing can be easily achieved in a couple of seconds with Lightroom, but in Photoshop, it may take some time. I am also planning to upload a tutorial on whitening of eyes using Lightroom very soon.

For this tutorial, we are going to use some adjustment layers and brush. This is a time taking tutorial and requires some amount of patience. You have to zoom in a lot at a various point of time and manually brush all over the eyes. Let’s begin the tutorial.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find out best image for this tutorial so I had to pick up an image, and I manually made her eyes yellow. I guess that the model and the photographer wouldn’t like this part.

Attractive surprised young woman wearing glasse



The above image would’ve been more appealing if her eyes were brightly white, and that is what we are going to do now; to make her eyes white.

The first thing you need to do is to press D to make black as your foreground color and white as the background color.


We are going to convert this image to Black and White. There are five options to convert an image to Black and White in Photoshop and I am going to use the best one. Go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Gradient Map.

Make sure that the gradient is black to white.



Press F7 to open the Layer panel. Make sure the white box adjacent to the Gradient Map icon is selected.


We are going to fill the rectangular box with black color. As black is our current foreground color, we just need to press Alt+Backspace/Opt+Delete to fill it with black color. Once done, the image will revert back to its colored form.



Grab the brush tool from the tool panel or press B. Adjust the size and reduce the hardness to 0%. Now zoom in the image a lot. We are manually going to whiten the eyes.


Make white as your foreground color. Manually brush on her eyes slowly.


Do it for both eyes. Your image should look like the one shown below.



Now we are going to whiten it up little more. Press and hold Ctrl/Cmd and click on the icon of the Gradient Map in the layer panel.

11 This will load a selection.


Now go to Layer>New Adjustment Panel>Curves. Change the preset to Lighten.



Duplicate the Curves adjustment layer several times by press Ctrl+J/Cmd+J in case you want to whiten it more.


And now we have successfully completed this tutorial.

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