Creating 'Eye Pop' Using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements

This is a quick and easy way of creating an ‘Eye Pop’ in both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements.


1st Step

Open your image in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.


2nd Step

Click on ‘Duplicate Layer’ (found on the top menu bar usually under Layer).

Creating 'Eye Pop' in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements - Step 2


3rd Step

Click on ‘Create a new layer’ (found on the right side bottom in your Layers Palette box).

Creating 'Eye Pop' in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements - Step 3


4th Step

Click on blending mode ‘Overlay’ (found also in your Layers Palette box usually near the workbox).

Creating 'Eye Pop' in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements - Step 4


5th Step

Click on your brush icon and choose a brush (I used a basic round for this exercise… your brush icon is on the left side panel bar and the icon looks like a brush).

Creating 'Eye Pop' in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements - Step 5


6th Step

Change the size of your brush to fit same size as your subject’s iris and change the opacity to whatever effect you are seeking (I used 50% opacity for this exercise).

Creating 'Eye Pop' in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements - Step 6


7th Step

‘Brush’ over the subject’s eye until desired effect is achieved, you can also brush on the whites to give more pop (I lowered opacity for whites by 20% so my look wasn’t too dramatic).

Creating 'Eye Pop' in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements - Step 7


8th Step

Flatten the image and you are done!

Creating 'Eye Pop' in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements - Final Image


Easy way to give eyes some pop!