Change Eye Color

This tutorial will explain how to change the eye color in 5 steps.
After this tutorial for beginners, you can create a really cool effect in just a view minutes.

End Result:


Start with opening the picture you would like to change.
These are the pictures i used for this example.
eyeBionic eye

Zoom in to the eye by pressing (Z) and clicking the eye.


Click (Q) to open up the “Quick Mask Mode”, and press (B) or click the brush tool brush.
Now fill the eye area you would like to change.

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When you are done Press (Q) again and then Press (M) or click eye_icon_2 to open the “Rectangular Marquee Tool”.
Right click the area you have painted and click “Select Inverse”, Right click again and click “Layer Via Copy”.


Now you have 2 layers. Select the new layer “Layer 1”.

Press (Ctrl + U) or go to Image -> Adjustments -> Hue/Saturation…

Now move the “Hue” to get the desired color. You can play a little by changing the Saturation and Lightness, but mostly you dont need to edit them.


When you are happy with the color click OK, Save the image and you will have a picture that looks something like this:

I Hope you enjoyed folowing this tutorial, please leave a comment with your creation.

hen you are happy with the color click OK, Save the image and you will have a picture that looks something like this:
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    Posted by pinkie on September 5, 2009 at 3:39 am

    Thank you for this tutorial do you have any tutorial for changing hair color and making lip realy gloss.

    Posted by chris on September 5, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Thank you for your interest, i will create a tutorial about it as soon as possible.

    Posted by wapak on September 6, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    incomplete instruction… it stated for beginners and it doesn’t show a clear and thorough procedure. You should have stated for ADVANCED USERS since you assumed the reader to be very much aware of the tools.

    Thanks for your effort!

    Posted by SYM on September 8, 2009 at 3:03 am

    I liked it
    thnx very much
    but I have a note
    the image of the brush tool u entered is not right
    pls correct it
    thnx again

    Posted by chris on September 8, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Thank you for noticing, i have changed the image ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted by Billie on September 11, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    dude, this is awesome i made a multicolored eye! i recommend this tutorial, because it is easy and FUN!

    Posted by Gaby on October 13, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    wow, you make this so easy. i love it! and im a beginner !

    Posted by chris on October 13, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Thank you, im glad i can help ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted by OVERDRIVED on October 27, 2009 at 3:31 am

    DUDE!! ur a pro..

    Posted by Sasje on November 1, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks, Great tuts.. It helped me very much.. Byeeeeeee
    Looking out for new tuts from you..

    Posted by Hamed on November 2, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks a was great

    Posted by ladyninx on December 1, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    thanks a lot….it helps me more how to edit some photos….

    Posted by trupti on February 9, 2010 at 9:39 am

    i am trying all tutorials but every time i am getting stuck at the tool Q, whenever i press Q, the right side layer box gets complete grey & non of the tool works. i cant use any tool, so cant cpmplete any tutorials. can you help?

    Posted by lola on March 17, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    wat website do u do this in

    Posted by alyssa on April 14, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    yeah i agree with LOLA , what website? lol

    Posted by Marisol on April 17, 2010 at 6:03 am

    what are you using

    Posted by Marisol on April 17, 2010 at 6:36 am

    you made this on my birthday ๐Ÿ˜€ but i need to know what program did you use please ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted by chris on April 18, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Hi Marisol, i used Photoshop for this tutorial.

    Posted by greedy_fly on May 1, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    holy gravy.i was looking for a real iris color changing

    Posted by tyre on August 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    where do u do this at like on microsoft or wat????

    Posted by chris on August 31, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Photoshop, can be done on Microsoft or Mac.

    Posted by Alan Wewerka on September 14, 2010 at 11:46 am

    concept up this publish is doctor of arts shiznit

    Posted by erinn on November 22, 2010 at 5:22 am

    im still confused on were to do this at??

    Posted by rmoz on January 3, 2011 at 6:50 am

    great! easy as! i liked how u wrote the shortcuts as well.

    question: does the part in the middle have to stay purple (as in your one) or can we change it to black?

    Posted by chris on January 4, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    It doesnโ€™t have to stay purple, but in my case it doesnโ€™t matter that much. Glad you like it.

    Posted by John carl pepito on April 24, 2011 at 8:45 am

    I do the tutorial but I could not

    Posted by Ted on May 23, 2011 at 7:37 am

    This is great idea. I am trying all tutorials but every time i am getting stuck at the tool Q, whenever i press Q. Thank you.

    Posted by Eric on November 12, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Hello Chris – I am writing a poem – Blink Of An Eye – and seek your permission to use the 2nd picture (under Step1, immediately above Step 2) in my illustration. Thank you, Eric (Singapore)

    Posted by chris on November 17, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Yes no problem. Good luck with your poem.

    Posted by Eric on November 18, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Thanks Chris. I uploaded the picture to my poem – if you like, you can check it out here >

    Posted by Evie on December 18, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    This is freakin’ awesome, dude!

    No, seriously, good job. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Posted by Photoshop courses on December 28, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    awesome tutorial helps me a lot thanks

    Posted by dania on August 6, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    i like the right moust

    Posted by Brandi on May 29, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks for posting these great tutorials! I have been trying but failing to learn how to change eye color and this is the best tutorial for this that I have ever come across!

    Posted by rameshkumar on February 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    it really very useful for new beginner designer !thanks

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