How to Change Eye Color in Paint.Net

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How to Change Eye Color in Paint.Net
Change eyes to any colour using Paint.Net. (eyes image by Vitaliy Pakhnyushchyy from

Paint.Net is a free image-editing program that has many of the features found in commercial software programs. Using Paint.Net's selection tools and filters, you can alter the colour and hue of existing objects. This means that you can use the program to change someone's eye colour. Colour changes made using are realistic and oftentimes undetectable. If you ever wondered what you would look like with different coloured eyes, download Paint.Net and try out a new look.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Open Paint.Net and press "F5" to display the toolbox. The toolbox contains brushes, erasers, gradients and other tools that you can use to modify images.

  2. 2

    Click "File" then "Open" and select the photo you want to edit.

  3. 3

    Select the "Rectangle" selection tool from the toolbox and draw a box around the eyes in the photo. The selected region will increase in size enabling you to work with it more accurately.

  4. 4

    Select the "Ellipse" selection tool and draw an ellipse around the left eye. If you make a mistake, click the "Undo" arrow at the top of the screen and try again.

  5. 5

    Hold the "Alt" key and use the mouse to smooth the edges around the selection. The "Alt" key removes parts of a selection.

  6. 6

    Hold the "Alt" and draw a circle around the pupil of the eye. This will deselect the pupil and protect it from any colour changes.

  7. 7

    Click "Adjustments" and select "Hue/Saturation" to open the Hue/Saturation settings window.

  8. 8

    Use the slider to adjust the hue value until the iris of the eye changes to the desired colour.

  9. 9

    Adjust the saturation value to make fine adjustments to the colour. Click OK to close the settings window when you are satisfied with the colour.

  10. 10

    Draw an ellipse around the other eye and repeat the process. When you have finished, both eyes will have a new colour.

  11. 11

    Click "View" then "Actual Size" to shrink the image to its real dimensions.

Tips and warnings

  • Periodically save the document as a .PDN (Paint.NET) file as you work. The PDN format enables you to undo any changes that you make to the image. View a list of all editing actions by clicking "Window" and then "History".

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