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Halloween Photo Effect: The Evil Eye

This tutorial will show you how to use the Lens Flare filter to create sinister B-movie glowing eyes (AKA the Evil Eye) effect in Photoshop.

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Step 1: First, I'm going to darken the image using the gradient map. So, Open your image (ctrl +o), go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map and change the gradient to black to white.

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Step 2: Now change the layer mode of your 'Gradient Map 1' layer to 'Multiply'

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Step 3: You can duplicate your 'Gradient Map 1' to make the image even darker.

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Step 4: Duplicate your background layer, and place it on top of the stack of layers

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Step 5: Now select you 'Background copy' layer, go to Filter > Render > Lens Flare. Choose the 105mm prime option, set the Brightness to 100 and position the flare over the subject's pupil.

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Step 6: Repeat the Step 5 one more time to add a flare effect to the other eye

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Step 7: Add layer mask to your 'Background Copy' layer, set your foreground color to black

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Step 8: Click on your layer mask, choose a brush tool, set the brush size, play with the opacity, and start painting on the image to reveal the darkened image we did earlier.

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Halloween Photo Effect: The Evil Eye

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