Work on Eyes...How much is too much...

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Randy Colwell
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Work on Eyes...How much is too much...
Jul 27, 2011

I have a photo of my 4 month old daughter here and I really love her eyes. I am curious to see from you pro retouchers, how much is too much on the eyes. I want to highlight her eyes but I don't want to make it so crazy it detracts from the photo.

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Eye Retouch & Sharpen

My workflow

  • Dodge at 5% (Normal) on the eyes

  • Dodge at 5% again (Normal) over iris & pupals

  • Painting 20% overlay with a blue tint on iris

  • Sharpen (75%, Radius 2 pixels, Threshold 3

My wife thinks it's too much but she does like the look, I think I agree but I would like to know how this is properly done. Your opinions are greatly appreciated. Feel free to play around. Thanks!

Randy
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