Sunday, October 9, 2011

photoshop tutorial for removing dark circles

First of all, I must tell you that I am by no means a photoshop expert. I still have tons to learn. The more I know, the more I realize how much I don't know! But I do want to share what I've learned, so I made a quick video tutorial to show you my favorite method for getting rid of darkness or bags under the eyes. Hope it's helpful for you all. If you have any questions, just leave a comment.




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23 comments:

  1. YAY! Thanks for sharing. I just pinned it. :)

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  2. I've got a LOT to learn with photoshop - so this is great, thank you. I've saved it in my favourites and will come back and practice. :)

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  3. I do it a little differently so this was very interesting to me. I definitely want to give it a try your way. Thanks for sharing! Plus, now I have a voice to go with a face! ;)

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  4. Can I use it in real life? (-: Great tutorial and great pic of you guy!

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  5. How'd you make the video...I still can't seem to come up with that much.

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  6. I loved your video, Deb. I'll have to figure out if I can do it in Elements. I don't understand why you have to move the duplicate layer...what does that do?

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  7. Ahhhh.... you make this look so easy Deb! This was a fabulous how to. I am still trying to figure elements out. Do you know of any good "learning the basics tutorials?" I would be grateful!

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  8. Tricia, The reason you move the duplicate layer up is that you end up with the skin from the cheek area under the eye. Then you hide the whole layer and brush away only the part that's dark under the eye. So what you're really doing is replacing that area with skin that is right below it.

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  9. First, thanks for this awesome tutorial. I have so many women ask me to remove their dark circles. They ask me to remove other things too--like weight--but I have no idea how to do that! :) And I was just over at Still Life Standouts admiring your winning photo of the daisies! Congratulations!

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  10. You are just so AWESOME- love the tutorial- not only because it's a big help- but it was great to hear your voice!

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  11. I am thinking the same thing Ashley is, how did you make this video? Very cool. You have such neat insight and advice. I am glad you are sharing more tips. :)

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  12. I loooved this, Deb! I had a method I was a huge fan of, but I will be trying yours because it looks even better!! I too would be interested to know how you made your video. My husband has been trying to do some tutorials for a game he designed and has trouble with the program he uses. And last but not least, you have a lovely voice! :)

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  13. great tutorial! I just started a link up for photo tips if you'd like to join! :)

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  14. Thank you so much! This seems so much better than the way I've been doing it.

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  15. Great tutorial!! I have been wondering how to do this.. thank you for sharing :)

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  16. Thanks for that awesome posting. Useful, and it saved MUCH time! :-)

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  17. Thanks Deb. I found this very helpful. I had never done this before and it worked great when I tried it.

    One question, do you remove the circles after your edit is complete or is it one of the first things you do?

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  18. Great learn with photoshop. Thank you for this awesome tutorial!

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  19. I really appreciate what you post. You have a new subscriber now.

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  20. Bags, shadows, wrinkles begone! That was fabulous - like magic! I'm just learning layers and will mark this so I can refer back. I'm using Elements 9 but I believe it should work. BIG thanks!

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  21. Fantastic post, I really look forward to updates from you.

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  22. Thanks for this tutorial on how to remove those irritating dark spots and circles on photos. I will try this at once.

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