Photoshop Tutorial: FACE PAINT! How to Paint Graphics onto a Face.

Photoshop Tutorial: FACE PAINT! How to Paint Graphics onto a Face.

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This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.

I'm going to show you how to paint images onto someone's face! This effect works greatfor flags and sports team logos! Before we begin, I want to mention that this tutorial utilizes features from Adobe's current version of Photoshop that's included in the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan.

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Open an image of someone you'd like to use for this project.

It's best your subject is facing directly into the camera.

I downloaded this image fromShutterstock.

Com.

Also, find an graphic that you'd like to paint onto the face.

For thisexample, I'll use the New York Mets logo.

The first thing we'll do is to convert yoursubject into a Smart Object, so we can modify it nondestructively.

It'll also allows usto replace the subject at any time without having to redo all the effects.

Click theicon at the upper, right of the the Layers panel and click "Convert to Smart Object".

Open back the list and click "Duplicate Layer".

Open the fly-out Document list and click,"New".

Type in "Displacement".

Then, click OK.

This duplicate layer will be used as a"displacement map", which will warp the graphic around the contours of the face.

Go to Filter,Blur and Gaussian Blur.

I'll blur it 3 pixels, however, you may want to adjust this amountdepending on the size and resolution of your image.

Blur your image approximately thismuch.

Click the Adjustment layer icon and click "Black White".

This removes all thecolor from your image.

Go to File and "Save As".

Save it to your Desktop as a PhotoshopPSD file and click "Save".

If you see this message, click OK.

Click the "x" on the rightof the tab of the Displacement file to close it.

Next, we'll make a selection around theface of your subject.

There are many ways to do this and your method should depend onthe characteristics of your image.

For this example, I'll use the Quick Selection Toolwith a radius of 10 pixels.

If you're using this tool, as well, you may want to adjustthe radius amount depending on your image's size and resolution.

Drag your tool over yoursubject's face, but not the ears and neck.

To remove areas, press and hold Alt or Optionas you drag your tool over those areas.

Click the Refine Edge button or go to Select andRefine Edge.

Check Smart Radius and brush over the hairline.

Smart Radius automaticallyadapts the radius to the image edges.

Output it as a "Layer Mask" and click OK.

Click the Adjustment Layer icon and click "Black White".

Drag the face layer mask over the top layermask to replace it.

If you see this message, click "Yes".

To see the color of the eyes,we need to reveal them through the layer mask.

First, zoom into the eyes by pressing "z"on your keyboard and drag the tool over the eyes.

Open your Brush Tool and Brush Picker.

We'll take care of the size in a moment.

Make sure the Hardness is 0% and the Opacity andFlow are 100%.

Then, press Enter or Return.

To make your brush bigger or smaller, pressthe right or left bracket key on your keyboard.

Brush inside both eyes to reveal their colors.

To fit your image back onto your screen, press Ctrl or Cmd + 0.

Open a graphic that you'd like to paint onto the face.

Convert it into a Smart Object.

Press "v" to open your MoveTool and drag the graphic onto the tab of your subject.

Without releasing your computermouse or pen, drag it down onto the image and release.

To see your subject under it,reduce the graphic's opacity.

To resize it, open your Transform Tool by pressing Ctrlor Cmd + T.

Go to a corner and when you see a diagonal, double-arrow, press and hold Altor Option + Shift as you drag the Transform to a size smaller than the face.

Drag it tothe center and if you need to, adjust its size, so it sits approximately between thecheekbones.

Then, press Enter or Return.

Go to Filter, Distort and Pinch.

Zoom out ofits Preview window, so you can see your entire graphic.

Drag the Amount to approximate theamount of curve of your subject's face.

For this example, I'll make it minus 78 and click OK.

Let's finesse its shape more, so it sits comfortably over the face.

Open your TransformTool and when you see this message, it's essentially telling us that the bulging effect of ourgraphic will be be temporarily turned off as we use the Transform Tool.

Click OK.

Makeit smaller, go to the middle of the side and when you see a horizontal, double-arrow, pressand hold Alt or Option + Shift as you drag it in.

Then, press Enter or Return.

Continueto adjust it until your happy with its size and shape.

Make its opacity: 50% and changeits Blend Mode to "Color Burn".

Next, we'll wrap it around the contours of the face.

Go to Filter, Distort and Displace.

Make the Horizontal and Vertical scales: 5, "Stretchto Fit" and Repeat Edge Pixels".

Then, click OK.

On your Desktop, click the "Displacement"PSD file that your saved earlier.

Then, click "Open".

Next, hide the areas of the graphicthat extend past our subject's face, as well as, reveal the eyes through the graphic.

Todo this, press and hold Alt or Option as you drag a copy of the face layer mask next tothe graphic.

Click the Adjustment Layer icon and click "Vibrance".

To confine the Vibranceadjustment layer to just the graphic on the face, drag a copy of the face layer mask ontop of the vibrance layer mask.

As before, click, "Yes" to replace the Layer Mask.

Click the Vibrance icon and drag the Vibrance slider to 100 and make the Saturation 20.

This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.

Thanks for watching!.

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