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Chapter 10. Photograph: Retouching Portr... > Enhancing Eyebrows and Eyelashes - Pg. 299

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Eight: Hold the Option (PC: Alt) key and click on the Add Layer Mask icon again to add a black-filled layer mask. Just like the eye- brows, doing this will hide the Multiply effect. With your Foreground color set to white, paint along the base of the eyelashes to darken that area using a very small, soft-edged brush. Also paint along the top eyelid at the base of the eyelash- es. (Incidentally, we put the eyelashes and eyebrows on separate layers so you can control the Opacity of each individually.) TIP: To enhance individual lashes, use the same technique. Just zoom in close on the eye using the Zoom tool (Z), and then with a very, very small brush, trace at the base of the eyelash, following its contours to darken it. You may have to use a 1- or 2-pixel brush. If the effect seems a bit too intense, just lower the layer's Opacity. Before After Retouching Portraits Chapter 10 299