How to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger Using Photoshop

By Techwalla Contributor

Look in the pages of any fashion magazine: large, emotion-filled eyes are the sign of true beauty. You can easily make the eyes in your photos look larger (but still very natural) by following a few simple steps in Photoshop! A process like this truly makes your photos stand out. This technique is perfect for online dating photos.

Step 1

Choose the lasso tool from your toolbar.

Step 2

Draw a selection (marching ants) around one of the eyes. Be sure to include some of the surrounding skin.

Step 3

Click Edit and select Copy. Make a new layer (Layer/New Layer). Then paste your eye onto that new layer.

Step 4

Select the eye layer and go to Edit/Transform/Scale. A box will appear around your eye.

Step 5

Grab a corner of that box and hold down the "Shift" key on your keyboard. Drag the corner of the box out until the eye is stretched to your desired size.

Step 6

Use your move tool (black arrow) to put the eye in position.

Step 7

Erase any unwanted extra skin from around your eye.

Step 8

Repeat for the other eye.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always work on a duplicate file whenever you edit your pictures.
  • Work to keep your overall image natural. You want your eyes to be larger, but not to stand out as huge—unless you're going for a comic effect!