Be sure to check off as you go along.
If you haven't already done so, go to Preserve Your Original File.
If you haven't already done so, go to Create a Background Copy Layer.
4) Open the Color Swatches panel in the panel bin.
If it's not there, open it by going to Window > Color Swatches.
5) Click a shade of gray.
30% gray was used here.
The foreground color will change to the chosen color.
3) Select the Brush tool.
Use a non-feathered brush.
If you haven't already done so, go to Feathered Brush.
4) Because catch lights are not in the same position in both eyes, create a layer for each eye.
Do the following.
b) Rename the layer as Left eye.
c) Create a second new layer, and rename it as Right eye.
If the light in the scene is coming from the left . . .
The catch lights should be positioned on the left side of the eyes.
The right-eye catch light should be slightly further to the left.
If the light in the scene is coming from the right . . .
The catch lights should be positioned on the right side of the eyes.
The left-eye catch light should be slightly further to the right.
5) Select the left-eye layer.
6) Position the cursor where you want a catch light, and click.
7) Select the right-eye layer.
8) Position the cursor, and click.
8) You can fine tune the positions of the catch lights by clicking the Move tool.
Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the catch light.
Compare the portrait without and with catch lights.
|Without Catch Lights||With Catch Lights|
Experiment with other brushes to make more uneven catch lights.
You can also select catch lights from other photographs.
If you haven't already done so, go to Saving Files.