Blue Face, Yellow Eyes

© Dean L. Kirby

Blue Face, Yellow Eyes

Jim S 2/6/2005 12:02:30 PM

I really like this shot. Especially the colors and frame. Was the subject made up in those colors or did you create the effect with software? #212837

Amanda Olson 2/6/2005 1:45:12 PM

AWESOME!!! I love this; it's really cool! The yellow just pops, amazing! :) #1087746

Dean L. Kirby 2/7/2005 9:18:02 PM

Thanks. This was actually somewhat of a grab shot of a teenage girl who had dropped by a friend to visit my sons. While hanging around, they decided to paint her face, and I thought it looked interesting so I got my camera and snapped a handful of shots. I did enhance her eyes to make them more yellow to work with the stripe. The catch lights were added in Photoshop to give a little more focus and pop. #1090268

JoAnna Doore 2/17/2005 11:03:21 AM

I love your photo. Very artistic. I wonder, would you please explain how you added a catch light to the eye's?Would really love to know how to do that.
Thanks! #1109596

Dean L. Kirby 2/17/2005 3:10:49 PM

Glad you like it. You can add a catchlight in Photoshop by choosing the Foreground color to an appropriate hue,
Select the Brush tool (I like a slightly soft brush, but if you want a really sharp,snappy catchlight you may want a harder brush)
Adjust the Brush to an appropriate size.
Apply to the Cornea where you think it should be.
I keep it in Normal Mode, and Adjust to Opacity until it "looks right". If the brush is too hard, or the opacity too high, then it tends to appear fake and applied on top of the eye.
Have fun,
Dean #1109926

JoAnna Doore 3/15/2005 6:43:04 PM

Thank you for the help Dean. I will try it tonight! #1176819

Grayce Pedulla Dillon 9/25/2008 3:32:50 PM

Fabulous!!! Dean you really captured the vibrancy of the color, and good expression in her eyes. Well done! #6512223

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Handheld, Nikkor 60mm Macro, SB800 Flash on StroboFrame bounced off of Wall
Eyes enhanced in PhotoShop.

Uploaded on 2/6/2005 11:46:27 AM

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Camera: Nikon D100 Digital SLR Camera Editor's Pick

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