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An Eye-Opening Tutorial - Selection Bound Bulge

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With this image the goal is to expand the 
pupil while retaining detail in the iris.
 

Expand

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Sharpen

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Plugins used:
Align Object

TR's Pixel Sharpener

 

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Open the image.

Add a New Layer.

 

Make a Rectangular Selection around the image.
Leave some room around it.

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Use Paint Brush to make a six pixel red dot near the center of the pupil.

 

Use Align Object plugin effect, to center the red dot in the selection.  
Effects > Object > Align Object

 

Press: M      Move Selected Pixels tool.

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Use arrow keys to center the red dot in the pupil.
You may want to Zoom in.

 

Ctrl Shift X       Crop to Selection.

 

Make red dot layer not visible.

 

Make Background layer active.

 

Magic Wand the white area. Tolerance 65.
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Ctrl I     Invert Selection

 

Use Effects > Distort > Bulge at settings of your choice. I used 55.

 

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TR's Pixel Sharpener at default setting.
Effects > Photo > TR's Pixel Sharpener
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That's it.

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Please remember to recycle all unused pixels. 🙂

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