How to Change Eye Color to Green

By Filonia LeChat

Whether you're playing around with a family group photo or trying to experiment with your look before getting new contact lenses, it's possible to change eye colors without taking steps for the real thing. With graphics software, you can change eye colors within minutes, trying out the new hues and seeing how they look with your hair and skin. Two graphics programs permit this; Microsoft Paint, which is included with your computer's installation, will allow you to change eye color to green in a cartoon-like way, whereas Adobe Photoshop, included with the Adobe Creative Suite, allows for very realistic eye color changes.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Paint
  • Digital image
  • Adobe Photoshop

Using Paint

Step 1

Open Paint, pull down the "File" menu and select "Open." Browse to a photo on your computer and double-click the file name so it opens in the Paint workspace.

Step 2

Click the "Magnifier" tool on the "Tools" palette on the left side of the screen and zoom in up close to one of the eyes.

Step 3

Click the "Paintbrush" tool and select the medium, round brush head. Choose a green paint color from the "Color Picker" at the bottom of the screen. If you don't like any of those colors, double-click a colored box and select a new color from the paint rainbow.

Step 4

Drag your cursor around the eye to paint over it with the new paint color. Repeat with the other eye.

Using Photoshop

Step 1

Open Photoshop, click the "File" menu, click "Open" and navigate to a photo on your computer. Double-click the file and it opens in the "Photoshop" workspace.

Step 2

Click the "Magnifying" tool on the "Tools" palette on the left side of the screen. Click your cursor repeatedly until you have zoomed in one of the eyeballs.

Step 3

Click the "Lasso" tool on the "Tools" palette and draw a circle around just the eye. When you see the blinking lines appear, right-click them and select "Layer via Copy."

Step 4

Pull down the "Image" menu at the top of the screen, click "Adjust" and select "Hue/Saturation." Move the "Hue" slider bar to the left or the right until the eye completely changes to a shade of green. Write down the number in the "Hue" box and click "OK."

Step 5

Repeat the "Lasso," "Layer" and "Image" process for the other eye, but instead of using the "Hue" slider, type in the number you wrote down so you get the eyes exactly the same color and click "OK."