Fixing a crossed eye

Messing with eyes is very dangerous. If you get it a tiny bit wrong, it can look horribly bad. So please tread cautiously if you need to do this.

I was asked for help to move the iris on this photo:


First, I selected the inside of the "good" eye, copied it to its own layer, flipped it, and moved it over. Then rotated a bit it so it lined up:


Then added a mask and carefully masked it in:


It was a bit too bright, so I used a Hue/Saturation layer to slightly darken it:

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Then I copied the other eye again, onto its own layer, and moved it over the top. Of course I didn’t flip it this time, because the catchlight needed to be on the correct side.


And finally, masked that in too:


Here’s the final before-and-after comparison:



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