Digitally Enhanced Anime Eyes

Thursday, 3 June 2010, 12:00 | Author : Kricket
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Despite all the time spent  making your costume, the appearance of your face will also reflect upon your skill as a cosplayer.  Make-up is an essential part of your costume because it can create the appearance of flawless skin and enlarged eyes.  Although many cosplayers have accepted the challenge of bringing these cartoon characters to life, we will never achieve anime perfection with makeup alone.

This is where digital manipulation becomes rather liberating.  Using Photoshop Creative Suite you can easily make your skin flawless, brighten your hair, tone-down your lips, and even change your eye color.  For the biggest impact, we would like to emphasize the technique demonstrated above by Katsura Kotonoha, in which the eyes are both highlighted and shadowed for a more dramatic effect.  We have added pictures below to demonstrate the variety of anime eyes among different television shows.  Be sure to refer back to the illustrations of your character for the best results.

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