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Welcome to the home of the step by step creative online tutorial. Here you will find detailed, easy-to-understand steps accompanied by screen shots. These tutorials are liable to be about anything from my current project to something that drove me nuts trying to figure out. It is my hope that the things I can convey here will save you time and frustration.

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Super Sparkling Eyes

Oversharpening trick makes retouching eyes a snap

In most situations oversharpening is a very bad thing. However, when it comes to making eyes sparkle, it's just what ye ole doctor ordered. Today I'm going to show how oversharpening just the eyes can improve a portrait by galactic amounts. It can be done in either Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, and literally takes about 5 minutes.

Take this shot of a pretty blonde girl and her guitar from iStockphoto.com. It's certainly a good photo, but wait till you see it after we make her eyes all bright and super sparkly.