Photo Effect Photoshop

How to Create Black Demon Eyes in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create black demon eyes in Photoshop as you may have seen on TV. For this effect, we will turn both of the eyes black but still keep their natural shine. Here’s the effect we’ll be creating:

Black Demon Eyes

To create black demon eyes, you’ll need:

  • A recent version of Photoshop

Step 1

Open your image in Photoshop. I’ll be using this stock image. This effect will work best with pictures of eyes that have some kind of shine or reflection.

Black Demon Eyes Original

To start, we will first need to make a selection from the eye. Let’s start with the right eye. Grab the Pen Tool and make a selection from the right eye.

Black Demon Eyes Pen Tool

If you need to adjust any curves or points, you can select the Direct Selection Tool to help you do so. Once you are done, right-click on the path with the Direct Selection Tool still selected and choose Make Selection from the list that appears to turn your path into a selection.

Black Demon Eyes Direct Selection Tool

Now, create a new layer, name it “right eye”, then go to Edit > Fill and use the settings shown below.

Black Demon Eyes Right Eye

Step 2

Double-click on the right eye layer to open the Layer Styles dialog box, click on Color Overlay and select a dark grey color.

Black Demon Eyes Color Overlay

Next, click on Inner Glow, choose a black color for the glow and use all the other settings shown below.

Black Demon Eyes Inner Glow

Now, click on Outer Glow, choose a black color and use all the other settings shown below.

Black Demon Eyes Outer Glow

And click on OK to apply the layer styles.

Step 3

Repeat the same steps for the other eye. When you are done with it too, hide both the eye layers and select the Background layer.

Black Demon Eyes Left Eye

Switch over to the channels menu and click on the Green channel or whatever channel has the skin darkest and the eyes shimmer brightest. Copy the selected channel layer and select it.

Black Demon Eyes Green Channel

Next, go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and drag the sliders such that the face becomes as dark as possible but the shimmer in the eyes remain white. Don’t forget to check the Use Legacy option.

Black Demon Eyes Brightness/Contrast

Grab a black brush and paint the rest of the face black too so that only the eye shines remain visible.

Black Demon Eyes Brush

Once you’re done, cmd/ctrl-click on the duplicate green channel layer’s thumbnail to turn the eye shines into a selection. Then, hide this layer and click on the RGB layer.

Black Demon Eyes RGB Layer

Step 4

Switch back to the layers menu, select the background layer and copy the selection by pressing Cmd/Ctrl + C. Then, create a new layer above all the other layers, name it “eye shine” and paste the selection onto this new layer. Also, make all of the layers visible now.

Black Demon Eyes Eye Shine

Double-click on the eye shine layer to open the Layer Styles dialog box, click on Outer Glow, choose the color white and use all the other settings shown below.

Black Demon Eyes Eye Shine Outer Glow

Step 5

Finally, we will add some adjustment layers by clicking on the Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer option at the bottom of the layers palette and selecting the desired layer from the list.

Black Demon Eyes Adjustment Layer

First, add an Exposure adjustment layer above the background layer, and adjust the sliders or pick the darkest and lightest points in the picture by using the color picker.

Black Demon Eyes Exposure

Then, add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and use the settings shown below.

Black Demon Eyes Hue/Saturation

Lastly, we will add a Black & White adjustment layer and use the settings shown below. Don’t forget to change the blending mode and opacity.

Black Demon Eyes Black & White

And we’re done! The black demon eyes tutorial is complete!

Black Demon Eyes

About the author

Tabish Shaikh

Website designer, website developer, blogger and a writer. These are the things I like, love and live for. Having years of experience in each field. Developing sites since childhood. Getting the most complicated things done is my specialty. Providing each and everything of top most quality to each and every client.

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