Creating 'Eye Pop' Using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements
Click on ‘Duplicate Layer’ (found on the top menu bar usually under Layer).
Click on ‘Create a new layer’ (found on the right side bottom in your Layers Palette box).
Click on blending mode ‘Overlay’ (found also in your Layers Palette box usually near the workbox).
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).
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).
‘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).
Flatten the image and you are done!
Easy way to give eyes some pop!