Part 5 – Add eye shadows

Part 5 – Add eye shadows

On a new layer adjust the "color balance" to the shade of eye shadow to taste.

On a new layer adjust the "color balance" to the shade of eye shadow to taste.

Eye shadows are one of the decorations on the face that accentuates the eyes. It brings focus to the eye (sure everyone wants eye contact and what a better way to establish eye contacts than to decorate it so that the viewer has something to dwell a little bit longer, perhaps some sparks may fly). Eye shadows in cosmetics come in different colors and shades too. I had once watched a Make-up Artist at work and wondered how she could spend an hour decorating 2 square inches of space.

Anyway, for those who are interested to add eye shadows on the eye lids here is my workflow:-

  1. Ctrl J – open a new layer
  2. Image>adjustments>color balance. Choose the colors and shade that you want. For this example I have chosen “blue” So I use the sliders to increase the blue. The photo may turn out bluish, don’t worry it is not the end of the world
  3. After you are satisfied with the color on the eye lids, drag this layer below the layer you have copied.
  4. Create a mask on the top layer by clicking the mask icon.
  5. Use the brush tool and adjust the size and softness of the brush.
  6. Don’t worry if it gets over the area. You can undo this by pressing “X” to toggle between the back and fore ground.
  7. Use the opacity slider to suit your taste.
  8. It is done.
Create a layer mask and use the "brush tool" to add the eye shadows.
Create a layer mask and use the “brush tool” to add the eye shadows.

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