Eye Bag Miracle for Dummies (Photoshop)

We all have that one almost- perfect portrait that we can no longer recapture but left only to caption what the obvious mishap is. In my case it usually involves dark circles under my eyes. And so for dummies like me, here is a 1-2-3 to basic eye bag enhancement using Photoshop.

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Left: Original Photo Right: Enhanced Photo

Step 1: Use the “Patch Tool” found in the same selection as the Healing Brush Tool.

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Step 2: Draw a circle around the dark crease of the eye bag. Make this as thin as possible for more natural output.

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Step 3: Position your mouse inside the circle and gently drag it downwards just a few centimeters from the edge of its original location.

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Although only a case-by-case basis, when you drag the circle too far from its original point, you end up having a distinct color difference. Which would entail using other editing tools and would no longer make a tutorial for dummies like me 😀

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Step 4: Finally release your mouse and hit Control + D or Commad + D (Mac) to deselect the area. And there you go 😀

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Pardon my narcissistic side.

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While there are superb moments we failed to capture on cam, there are also instances where we brought our cameras yet failed to experience moments.


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