After changing hair color last week, I thought it was time for a more radical physical change: something you couldn't easily change in real life (unless you use colored contacts) and that really gave a new twist to anyone's appearance. In other words, I'm going to show you how to change eye color in Photoshop. Want to see how would you look like with Paul Newman's or Angelina Jolie's eyes? Follow this easy tutorial and see for yourself.

change eye color in Photoshop

1. The first step is obviously opening the image you want to work with.

change eye color in Photoshop

2. Now go into Quick Mask Mode by clicking on the marked button in the screenshot, grab the Paintbrush tool and start painting the areas you want to colorize (i.e., the eyes). Zoom in the picture to work more comfortably, and change the brush size to reach smaller dots.

change eye color in Photoshop

3. When you're finished coloring the eyes, switch back to Normal Mode and you'll see the whole photo is selected. Invert the selection in the Select > Inverse menu and then only the eye area that you painted will be selected.

change eye color in Photoshop

4. Now create a hue adjustment layer (either go to Layer > New adjustment layer > Hue/Saturation or click on the yingyang-style button in the Layers palette and select Hue/Saturation). Tick the "Colorize" option and start playing with sliders until you obtain the perfect eye color.

change eye color in Photoshop

You can try to make it look as real as possible, or forget about realism and select the weirdest color possible. Who hasn't dreamed of having purple eyes?

change eye color in Photoshop


  • Syahid A. |
    Syahid A.

    Hah! Purple is a nice eye color!

  • Waqas |

    Hi Dear.. I am having some problem. as soon as i invert the image to the get the selected area of image. after that if i go to layer menu to select adjustment layer, but there the adjustment layer is disabled. What i do? Please Help me regards Waqas

  • Tomas |

    Hi Waqas,

    I'm not sure how I can help. I've followed my own tutorial and the adjustment layer menu is active. Just make sure you have the right layer selected (in case you have more than one) and that the selected layer is not blocked, though it should work anyway even if it's blocked.

    Sorry I can't be more helpful.

    Cheers, Elena

  • chub |

    i hate u

  • Maylisa |

    I am so trying that. Let's see how I look with blue eyes...

  • Belaria |

    wow, thanks this helped alot ^^. props up

  • kelly |

    Wow. I used to have purple eyes while i was a baby to bad they turned brown. And thanks to you i can now see how i would look like if i still had purple eyes

  • flo |

    thats rele clever i love the purple x

  • hazel |

    thats hot ima do and yall goin see me wit some orange eyes but rite na my eyes are hazel becase im black and white lolz

  • nazanin-iran |

    WoW.very thanks alot.

  • quinn |

    i sooo want purple eyes :)

  • S.S. |

    Nice!!! I so wish I had PURPLE eyes!!! ;D

  • XxPurpleloveXx |

    niiiiiiiiice!!! purplile is lyk da awsummest cula out dere!

  • Simona |

    Thank you :) and I will use your pic (with purple eyes) during biokinesis.

  • <3 yall |
    <3 yall


  • Borzasi Jonathan |
    Borzasi Jonathan

    Hey! look God made us how we are. He made us beautiful (without new eye colors or something else). He created us. We are made to worship Him because of His holy power! The Bible says it all; in: Job chapter 33: The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life. and in other texts, if you read more the Bible. Do you know? This life is not endless, but after this life we will have an endless life or in Hell or Heaven! And only Jesus Christ, the Son of God can save us from Hell, if We really believe in Him, as our Savoir, who died for our sins on the cross, and obey His commandment! God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit loves us, no mater how we look or think about ourselves, and if we really tell Him to forgive us about our sins, and at least we try to don’t make sins, He makes our earth-life easier and gives us real happiness, and after this life He let us in Heaven! How holy and good is He! Lets worship God! He tells us in the Bible at Matthew chapter 11: Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. (verse 28-30) You can find more scripture here: www.bibbuzz.com

  • typacoo |

    well said!!! i agree with every single word u said!!! God bless you!!

  • zeinab |

    ilove it

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