Changing Eye Color.

changing eye color in photoshop

changing eye color in photoshop

Cmon girls, I know you all want to look cool with colored eyes. Well you don’t have to buy tinted contact lenses anymore. Just a little bit of Photoshop can spice up your Facebook pictures! In this tutorial we will be learning how to change eye color using shapes!

Note: Yes I know there are many alternate ways to accomplish this, such as Hue/Saturation, or painting over using blending modes, but since this is a beginner’s tutorial, I believe using shapes is the easiest way.


The first step is to get your photograph ready in Photoshop. You can drag it into Photoshop or just go to File > Open > your photo.

This tutorial was done on Adobe Photoshop CS5. Other versions may vary slightly.

Step 1:

First, let’s duplicate the layer first for safety reasons. Right-click on the layer and click Duplicate Layer.

Step 2:

Select the Ellipse Tool.

ellipse tool

Step 3:

With the Ellipse Tool, draw a circle which is just slightly smaller than the eye. It should just fit nicely in. Remember to hold shift while dragging to make it a perfect round circle. Don’t laugh now, I know she looks funny hehe.

change eye color

Step 4:

With the circle layer selected, change its blending mode to Color.

color blending mode

Step 5:

Reduce Opacity till the eye color looks natural (see above). In this example I used 40%. The eye should look much prettier now 😀

Step 6:

Duplicate the circle and place it nicely in the other eye. Right-click layer and click Duplicate Layer or just hold alt and drag the layer. And there we go, we have changed the color of her eyes to red, she looks fiery hot now!

coloring eyes

Step 7:

To change color, simply double click the color icon of the circle. The color picker dialog box will appear.

Step 8:

Simply slide up or down the color palette (see A) to choose your color range, and then choose your color tone (see B). Or if you have a specific color code you want, you can simply input the RGB values.

color picker

Here are some examples of different color changes!

colored eyes