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Pick a base color, make sure it is NOT the lightest color you want in the eyes.
Use darker shades to make the "pupils"
Keep making the pupil area as dark as you want.
Smudge or blur to soften the edges of the colors.
Step 4: Add highlight dots a few shades lighter than your base color, but still not the lightest color that you want.
Step 5 and 6:
On a new layer, make a big white bubble highlight, then switch the layer type to overlay. You can mess with the opacity if it's too bright.
Step 7 and 8:
On another new layer, make a white shape (i used a star, it was part of the species i originally did these eyes on) and switch that to overlay as well, and mess with the opacity if need be.
On a new layer, take a tapered hard edge brush (should be one of the default brushes) and open the brush properties.
Tick the "scattering" box and slide the top bar all the way to the right, and change the control to "pen pressure".
Move the "Count" up to where ever you would like, here i used 2.
Slide the "Count Jitter" all the way to 100%, you can leave the control off or make it pen pressure if you would like.
Scribble the scattered dots over the iris/pupil area however you like. You can change the Scattering, Count, and Count jitter to your tastes, and also depending on the size of your picture, but these are the settings i like best.
Change the layer to overlay, and mess with the opacity again if you have to.
On top of your lineart make white highlight bubbles where you would like them.
If the colors are still too bright you can use the burn tool on the base colors of your eye, it will help make each detail stand out as well.
And you're finished!! <3
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
I absolutely love doing these eyes, they're my favorite eyes to do.
I use the same method of steps 1-6 and 11-12 for my most commonly used eyes!