Changing Your Eye Color

Changing Your Eye Color

By Discovery Center Team

Experimenting with your appearance is fun! Find out what you would look like with a different eye color in a few simple steps.

You will learn how to use:

  • The Paintbrush tool.
  • The Layers Palette Options.
  • Working with Layer Opacity.


Have you ever wondered what you would look like if your eyes were a different colour? Luckily you don’t need to buy coloured contact lenses to find out. In this tutorial we will demonstrate a few techniques in PaintShop  Pro to change the eye colours in your photos.

What You Will Learn

In this tutorial, you will learn how to change the color of selected area on an image using the:

  • Paintbrush tool
  • The Layers Palette Options
  • Working with Layer Opacity

Using The Paintbrush Tool

1. To begin, create a new Raster Layer by going to Layer > New Raster Layer. In the New Raster Layer dialog box, click OK.



2. Once this layer has been created, click on the Paintbrush tool in the Tools Toolbar.


3. In the Materials Palette, choose a color that you want to apply to the eyes. In this example, I will be using Cyan.


4. Zoom into the subject’s eyes using the mouse wheel; make sure that the zoom-in factor covers both eyes. This will help you select the iris properly when doing the next step.


5. Reduce the size of the Paintbrush and then start painting all over the iris but remember to skip the pupil area; don’t worry about any mistakes as we can fix them later on.


The color that I have chosen doesn’t look very realistic, but I can improve this by changing the way this layer blends with the background layer.

6. Head over to the blend mode of the layer and change it from Normal to Hue. The effect will automatically be applied to the layer.


7. Use the Eraser tool to remove unwanted areas that you have created.


8. Once done, reduce the transparency of the layer to make it look more natural.


9. Zoom out from the image to see the result.


Thanks for watching! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and we would love to hear your feedback in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to visit our social media pages and show us what you’ve learned by sharing your photos, videos and creative projects with us.

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Comments (2)

  • Patrick Henry Reply

    Trying to change the eye color and as soon as I hit Hue it reverts back to the original photo.. what am I doing wrong?

    April 16, 2016 at 11:08 pm
    • adampotter Reply

      Hello Patrick,

      The most common things we see people having trouble with are layer selection and opacity. Make sure you have the new raster layer selected when you switch to Hue mode, and also double check the opacity. If opacity is set to 0%, the layer will seem to disappear completely! Turning the opacity back up will fade the layer back into view.

      Hope this helps!
      Corel Discovery Center Team

      May 10, 2016 at 4:27 pm

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