Eerie Eye Effect

How to make an eerie eye effect on a photo by using the Dodge tool in photoshop will be teach on this tutorial with just few simple steps. Though is simple but several trial and error process will be needed in order to obtain the desire result.

  1. Open up a photo of a human face with eyes of course. The image i am using can be get at site. Name this layer Face

  2. Then create a new layer, name this layer Right Eye and draw a circle around the pupil, fill the color with #FFE200.

  3. Now change the blend mode of this Right Eye layer to Overlay, then u will get something like as shown on the above picture.

  4. Use the Dodge Tool, in case u don’t know, it’s the tool shown on the above picture. the brush choose the size which is smaller than the pupil size and the range put as Midtone, Exposure 50%.

  5. With all these settings, apply the Dodge tool on the Face Layerwith the shown direction as in the picture. Plus also apply it inside the iris. A few trial and error will surely be needed here as it really depends on how your picture’s eyes are. Anyway, try to get similar effect like on the picture

  6. After u got the effect u want, use the Eraser tool, apply the eraser on the Right Eye layer to remove the unwanted part which is those which are outside the pupil. Then u will get something like the above picture and basically you’re done with it.

  7. Repeat step 2 onwards again on the other eye. Carefull on the amount of Dodge u apply as you may end up getting a different effect compare to the eye which u had done previously.
  8. With a bit of Curve Adjustment and Desaturation, u can get an eerie eye effect as shown below. Happy Photoshop-ing!

    In case u don’t know what u can do with this effect, see how it completely change the 2 person below…

    just a joke 😛


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20 Comment(s) On This Topic

levian said during March 13th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

this is so cool !! oh wait .. i mean, for the first photograph. the last photograph is .. erm .. 😛

Boss Stewie said during March 13th, 2008 at 4:42 pm


Robb said during March 13th, 2008 at 4:49 pm


sue me said during March 13th, 2008 at 6:32 pm

nice..yellow pupils..hehehe..

pamsong said during March 13th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

Yuck! So eerie!!! Geli lah. Why’d you go do that to poor Samantha? Tim… you can do what you wanna do lah. Haha. =p

seraphangel said during March 13th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

haha, tim looks like a blood sucking vampire with yellow eyes 😛

Big Boys Oven said during March 13th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

wow this is so cool! I wish I can do this!

aronil said during March 14th, 2008 at 12:01 am

Hehehe me likes this tutorial 🙂 You should’ve seen what i did when i turned myself into a blue eyed metallic doll haha. Nice one man!

azrin said during March 14th, 2008 at 2:40 am

Could have given Tim the red eyes…

and U know why RED EYES are from

azrin @

amanda said during March 14th, 2008 at 7:07 am

Haha pretty cool effect but tooo bad i don’t have photoshop -_-

curryegg said during March 14th, 2008 at 8:59 am

Lol…. really scary when you first look at the pictures.. 😉

boon said during March 14th, 2008 at 10:39 am

@levian: is errm, wat jek?:D

@Boss Stewie: opps..busted..

@Robb: shh sh..don’t ar..later i kena belasah on the street..

@sue me: kakakka

@pamsong: at first wanna find only tim, but can’t find any pic which is suitable, then found sam’s photo. After done with sam’s photo, saw tim’s blog got 1 photo which is so suitable…so..hehe 😛

@seraphangel : shh..shh…

@Big Boys Oven: can wan mah, that’s what this tutorial are for 😉

@aronil: awright! heading over to ur blog now 😉

@azrin: err…seriously…why?:O

@amanda: well, can have a try if u wanted to 😛

@curryegg: hahhahaha, good good, it achieves its effect then 😛

aronil said during March 14th, 2008 at 10:44 am

no la!!! i didn’t put it up heheheh 😛 But maybe i will now 🙂

boon said during March 14th, 2008 at 11:03 am

hahahha, no wonder lah! no matter how i search also cant find 😛

levian said during March 14th, 2008 at 2:33 pm

it’s freaky !!

huei said during March 14th, 2008 at 4:43 pm



Cometh said during March 17th, 2008 at 10:24 am

Woot, now let me check where did I put all the digital picture of my friends…..

Need to have guinea pigs to test on ya know… =p

boon said during March 18th, 2008 at 10:19 am

@levian: no nightmare no nightmare 😉

@huei : kekek 😛

@Cometh: i pray for ur safety man 😛

jenal said during April 16th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

whooooooooooo thats scary can you tell us some more please that looks fun……..hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaqhahahahahahahahahah

shani hanif said during September 27th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

thats really cool but i dint check this hahahahahahaha

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