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How to easily edit & change eye color in Lightroom

how to change eye color in lightroom tutorial

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There might come a time when you want to change eye color in Lightroom.

Whether it’s because the lighting was less than optimal or it’s because you want to be a little more creative with your editing. Changing eye color in Lightroom is super easy to do.

In this tutorial, I will show you how easy it can be with the use of masks and brushes.

You will learn how to make eyes pop and sparkle with definition, shine, and color that looks natural and realistic.

Quick note: it’s also important to know how to light your subject properly to get the best results. You want to make sure the eyes are illuminated with light BEFORE going to edit them. Grab this natural lighting guide to start taking better, more natural photos of your subjects in all types of lighting conditions.

Useful Lightroom shortcuts to know:
Adjustment Brush: B
Brush size: mouse wheel
Brush feather: Shift + mouse wheel
Show/hide mask overlay: O
Switch between brushes A and B: /
Eraser:  Paint while holding the Alt key (Option on Mac); you can press the Alt key and use the mouse wheel (incl. with Shift) to modify the size and feather of the brush.
Undo last brush stroke: Ctrl + Z (Cmd + Z on Mac)

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