Creating Realistic Eyes using the Iris Parts Photoshop & GIMP Brushes

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Realistic Irises Tutorial
Photoshop CS-CS6, CC
Photoshop Elements 3+
GIMP 2.2.6+

This tutorial will explain how to use my Iris Parts brushes to create realistic looking eyes. Great for both paintings and photos!

Make sure you click the “full screen” button and watch this at a high resolution, so that you can follow along!

Things you’ll need:


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3 Responses to Creating Realistic Eyes using the Iris Parts Photoshop & GIMP Brushes

  1. CraftyLefty says:

    Hi again! I have a quick question. When I do my shadow layer, the black goes outside the base layer, so when I export the image, there’s a bit of black that goes outside of the iris. How do I fix this?

    • Stephanie says:

      The easiest way to do this is to flatten that shadow layer effect, then it will be editable/erasable just like everything else.

      Create a new, blank layer beneath your shadow layer. Then click back on your shadow layer and CTRL-E (CMD-E on a Mac) to merge to merge the shadow layer with that new layer beneath it. It will keep all the layer styles/effects visible, but flatten them so they can no longer be edited.

      They can now, however, be erased. CTRL + click on the thumbnail of the base iris layer to select that iris’s shape. Select > Inverse (or CTRL-SHIFT-I / CMD-SHIFT-I) to select outside that iris’s shape. Then make sure your newly merged shadow layer is selected and hit DELETE to erase the parts that are outside that iris shape.

      That’s it!

  2. Enamul Hoq says:

    i do not know about iris part now i known about it. You are really so helpful for me.

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