Advice 1: How to make glow in photoshop

Sometimes to create in the picture a fantastic atmosphere and magical mood of the designers use glow effects. To master this artistic technique, even the novice researcher program Adobe Photoshop.
How to make glow in photoshop
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  • To add a glow effect in photoshop, first of all it is necessary that the object, the contours of which will be lit, was on a separate layer. How to separate an object from its background written many times in other articles on this now in our guide we will not stop.
So, we have a separate layer with the object. To make it easier to configure the settings of the glow, it is advisable to put under the object another layer of dark color, against which all the details will be visible.

Select the layer with the object. Go to the menu Layer>Layer Style>Outer Glow (a Glow outside), or click on the icon "fx effect" at the bottom of the layers panel.

See the quite extensive field settings:

– glow color; it can be monochromatic or changing color, depending on the distance to the object.

– the width of the halo and the intensity of the glow

– you can also vary the overlay algorithm the glow – best suited modes, Lighten and Screen
Therefore, custom glow contour of the object outward. After this, proceed to the next tab Inner Glow (Glow inside). Settings here like.
To look naturally, you need to remember that even if, logically, the object lights up only outside, any optical system including the human eye, due to the non-absolute transparency of the cornea and lens slightly blurs the bright glare, they look beyond the boundaries of the light source, so when the intense glow of the outside contour of the Outer Glow, inside you'll still need to play along with a slight glow Inner Glow.
In our compositions may be any number of layers with the objects, each of which can be tailored to individual settings – color and character.
In addition, if we want to represent individual point light source, you can use the Lens Flare filter (menu Filer>Render>Lens Flare), which simulates the response of the various camera lenses on the appearance of a bright light source. Thus we can add to the composition any number of light bulbs, lamps and spotlights.
Combining different types of glow effects, applying them to different layers, we can achieve a very vivid and memorable – a fantastic and realistic results.

Advice 2: Like Photoshop to make bright eyes

Below photograph has become expressive and alive, you must allocate the eyes of the person in the picture. The tools of graphic editor Photoshop allows you not only to make eyes bright, but also completely change their color, making the face attractive and memorable.
Like Photoshop to make bright eyes
Open Photoshop. Activate the layers palette by clicking F7. Select and open the desired picture. Preferably, but not necessarily that the photo was large enough. Create a copy of the background layer. Click on the fixed layer Background ("background") right click and select Duplicate Layer ("Duplicate layer").
Click on the Background layer copy ("Back (copy)") to activate it. Change the blend mode to Normal ("Normal") Screen ("Clarification") in the upper left corner of the window. Click on the tab Layer ("Layers") top menu and select Layer Mask ("Layer-mask"), then Hide All (Hide all). This will add to the layer mask.
Select in the toolbar, brush or press on the keyboard. Set brush white. Zoom in using the Navigator ("Navigator"). Paint on the mask of eyes. Lower the opacity (opacity) in the layers panel to a value that will satisfy you the most. Type in the window with a value of 100% of the required value.
Make the iris brighter different. Open and zoom. Click on the keyboard S In the layers panel you will see that the tool used as if depressed. Click on the tool, right-click and select the Dodge Tool ("Clarifier").
Create a copy of the background layer with Ctrl+J. Spend several times the "Clarifier" at the iris. Reduce the opacity of the layer if necessary, or change the blending mode to Overlay ("Overlay") or Soft Light (Soft light).
Use to enhance the appearance of the eye tool "Magnetic lasso". Open the photo. Select the iris with the Magnetic Lasso tool. This tool can be activated by pressing the L button on the toolbar, clicking the tool, right-click. Select the "Magnetic lasso". Copy the selected area by pressing Ctrl+J. Change the blending mode to Screen ("Clarification") and adjust if necessary the opacity.
Open the desired photo. Create a new layer Ctrl+Shift+N. Take soft white brush and put on a new layer, two spots on the iris. Erase tool "Eraser" (Eraser) extra. Change the blending mode to "Overlay" ("Overlapping"). Change the opacity to achieve the desired result.
Open the image. Select the eye using the Magnetic Lasso tool. Tab top menu Layer ("Layers"), then New Adjustment Layer group ("New adjustment layer"), and there click on Сurves ("Curves"). Move the window with the curves so you can see the eyes. Put a point on a straight line, bending it. Drag the point while holding down the left mouse button. Follow the result. When the desired result is achieved, click OK.
If after your work iris of the eye seems somewhat smaller, and the whites of the eyes more than on the original image, take the brush with black color and paint over the iris on the mask of the top layer.
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Save the intermediate image in the format .psd (raster format that allows you to save the image without losing layers). The final version of the photos save in the format .jpeg quality 12 or .png.
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