How to change eye color in GIMP?

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graphic design software GIMP allows you to create all sorts of effects. When we master theuse of layers , it is easy to make tint changes on the images. Among them, there is in particular the change of color of the eyes. Particularly useful, this effect is easy to implement, for a real "Waw" effect!



Want to change the eye color of the subject of a photo? No problem ! This quick tutorial shows you how.

Change Eye Tint in GIMP

Here are the steps on how to change a person's eye color in a photograph. If you are new to the field, prefer a subject with light eyes (blue or green) for easier modification.

1. Go to the section dedicated to layers (it is usually in the right column of the editor).

2. Right-click and select the "New Layer" option.

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3. In the floating window that appears, give a name to the new element then in the "Mode" section, choose "Soft light" from the list offered to you.


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4. Still in this same menu, at the very bottom, find the “Fill with” section and select “Transparency”.

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5. Activate the Brush tool. You will find it in the toolbox by right clicking on the pencil icon. You can also select it from the top menu by clicking "Tools" > "Paint Tools" > "Brush".

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6. In the settings, located in the left column of the editor, click on the image next to the brush menu and choose a soft edge tool. Modify its size if necessary.


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7. Select a color from the dedicated menu, located just below the toolbox and click on "Validate".


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8. Gently color the eye.


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9. Lo and behold, the shade has changed. Congratulations, you have successfully changed your subject's eye color!

Image source: Pexels

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