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There are a lot of tutorials out there for adding dramatic makeup digitally, but this one focuses on maintaining a natural look. Just say no to gaudy purple eyeshadow—enhance with subtlety!
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Open the image and duplicated the Background Layer. Select your new layer (a duplicated version of the original image), and name it Darken Lashes (Selective). With this layer still selected, go to Image >> Adjustments >> Selective Color.
In the Selective Color dialog box, change the Colors dropdown to Blacks, the Method to Relative, and change the Black slide to 7%. This adds a little darkness to our eyelashes.
You may notice that the same darkenss was applied to the iris. To fix this, let’s use a layer mask.
Open the Masks panel by going to Windows >> Masks. Click the Add a Pixel Mask button.
Select the layer mask you just created. Select the Brush tool and set the brush size 100px, 0% hardness, and Black. Brush over the white of the eye and the iris. You’ll see it lightening as you do so – the original image is now showing through in that area.
Duplicate your Darken Lashed (Selective) layer. Rename the new layer to Darken Lashes (Burn). Select the Burn Tool from the Tools panel. Change the brush settings to 21px in size, 0% hardness. Select Shadows from the range dropdown and set the Exposure to 30%.
For the top lashes, brush gently from the tips of the lashes to just before the lash line. If you brush from top to very bottom, you’ll create more dark areas than necessary for this procedure. Keep your darkening to the upper portion of each upper lash.
Bottom lashes, however, can be stroked from top to bottom.
Next, we’re going to thicken the eyelashes. Create a new layer above the others and name it Thicken Eyelashes. Ensure it’s selected.
Select the Pen Tool from the Tools panel. Click once at the tip of one of the thicker eyelashes.
Look closely to see where the eyelash ends. Click at that point and HOLD. Do not release your mouse button just yet!
With the mouse button still being held down, move toward the upper right. You’ll see the line connecting your two points begin to curve. Move in this direction until the curve perfectly aligns with the eyelash.
Now that we have our path, we can stroke it – in other words, add a line that will follow the path we just created.
To do so, select the Brush Tool and change the options to 5px size, 0% hardness, and black. Open the Paths panel (Windows >> Paths) and right-click the path you just created. Choose Stroke path and ensure that Simulate Pressure is checked in the dialog box that shows up. Accept the settings, and you should see a stroke appear beneath your eyelash!
Here’s what it looks like without the path on top.
Repeat the above process to create more eyelashes. In the Paths panel, you can click the Create New Path button to add more paths. Don’t do this for the bottom lashes, just the top ones!
When you’re done, set the Blending Mode for the layer to Overlay. This will soften the transition between the real eyelashes and the ones we just created.
For further softening, run a 300px eraser over the top of the eyelashes.
Okay, our eyelashes have been darkened and thickened. Let’s add some eyeliner!
Creat a new layer and name it Top Eyeliner. Select this layer. This will be the eyeliner for the upper lashine.
Select the Brush Tool. Change the settings to 21px, 0% hardness, and black. Draw a line from one end of the lashine to the other:
Select the Eraser Tool. We want the eyeliner to taper off as ot approaches the inside of the eye, so change the settings to 45px, 0% hardness, and erase progressively more as you head toward the inside of the eye. It should taper off like this:
Change the layer Blending Mode to Soft Light.
Create a new layer and name it Bottom Eyeliner. The process here is similar. Use a Black brush, 0% hardness, 21px, to draw a line on the lashline. Stop about 1/4 from the inside of the eye, and make sure it tapers off.
I added one or two clicks of a 65px, 0% hardness, black brush toward the outer corner of the eye as well.
Change the layer blending mode to Soft Light.
This isn’t too bad, but eyeliner application comes with a little more noise. We’re going to add a little smudging and subtle dots.
Creat a new layer and name it Bottom Smudging. Select the 630px brush named Sampled Brush #3. Changed the size to 175px, keep it black, and change the angle to 112 degrees. Click once toward the outside of the eye and on the lash. Switch the angle to 67 degrees and click again to the right of your first brush. The result should be something like this:
Erase the area (I sued a 45px, 0% hardness eraser) above the bottom lashline to ensure no additional darkness was added there.
Change the Blending Mode to Soft Light.
Create a new layer called Top Smudging. For the top lashes, I used Sampled Bursh #12 which is 432px by default. I kept it the same size.
Erase below the lashline.
The final step is to add some depth to the iris. I decided to work with a merged version at this point. To creat a new layer that contains a merged version of all your other layers, just press CTRL + A to select all, then go to Edit >> Copy Merged. Then Edit >> Paste or CTRL + V.
Select the Burn Tool. Set the Exposure to 10%, the Range to Shadows, and the size to 45px. In a single stroke, brush around the outside of the iris, darking the ring around it.
Select the Dodge tool. Set the Exposure to 50%, the Range to Midtones, and the size to 45px. Brush over thegreen area of the iris just once, making sure your exclude the pupil.
I think it’s the time, it is not very complicated to retouch and colorize a vintage photo… it’s just about being precise and choosing the appropriate colors.
1] Open your photo into photoshop
2] Click on the “Quick Mask” icon (shortcut key: Q)
3] Select the brush tool (shortcut key: B) and make sure your swatches are set to black & white. Begin to “highlight” the skin and only the skin, Pay close attention to your eyes, and try not to overlap, as this will cause problems later.
4] With the whole area highlighted red press “Q”… this will select everything but the area you highlighted. Seeing how you want to select the exact opposite of what’s currently selected simply hit “CTRL + SHIFT + I”.
5] Now that you have the appropriate area selected hit “CTRL + B” to bring up the Color Balance window. Play around with the color levels until you get a skin tone that seems correct to you. Once you are satisfied with it hit “CTRL + D” to deselect your area.
Note: from here down… it’s just repeating what you learn in step 1 – 5.
6] Repeat the process for the eyes.
7] Repeat the process for the coat.
8] Just repeat the same process for the buttons on the coat and the hair… and you should end up with something like this.
You can find a lot of tutorials how to separate complex objects from the background. But I would like to invite your attention to another one unique simple tutorial how to achieve the desired effect in just a few steps. I got this method by experimenting.
In the beginning you should find some appropriate picture to work with. You can use Google Images or also feel free to use mine picture. Open up the picture and start with tutorial.
Apply Filter > Extract with similar settings to these:
This is where we start to extract the image first of all zoom into the image with Zoom Tool so you can clearly see the outline and set the brush size to a suitable size and then simply draw around the outline of the woman’s hairstyle with Edge Highlighter Tool. If you made wrong line, you can remove it with Eraser Tool. Now fill in the area which you want extracting to do this select the Fill Tool on the left hand toolbar and simply click inside of the drawn outline.
Now press OK in the top right of the window and you should go back to the normal Photoshop window, and if you did the last steps correctly you will have an image without a background, if all done correct the edges will look fine, if not then you may find some discrepancies which can simply be erased.
After that create a new layer under and fill it with color of #aed2da.
Now we can see that we have some defects on woman’s hair. It is not a big problem, just get out theEraser Tool and select one of standard brushes from Photoshop palette:
Reduce brush size to 25 pixels and process areas where you can see visible defects.
Now, move to the next step. After processing problem areas with Eraser Tool we may have not so clear image parts, for example like we have from the left and right parts. For removing this problem select theSmudge Tool (Brush: 2 px, Mode: Darken, Stregth: 95%) and add a few strokes as shown on the picture below:
Then increase the sharpness for these areas with Sharpen Tool (Brush: 60 px, Mode: Normal, Stregth: 30%).
We are done on this step. Isolated picture looks nice and all parts of hear looks realistic. If you don’t have the same good results, just try to experiment to get the best results!
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Photoshop CS5′s new Puppet Warp feature can be extremely useful if you need to make minor adjustments to your photos. In today’s quick tip tutorial we will demonstrate how to correct a Photo with this new tool in minutes. Let’s get started!
First, let’s load our image. I have selected this stock image.
Create a selection around the object. The selection needs to be fairly accurate but we will use the refine edge tool to fix the selection just in case, later on. So using the Pen Tool (P) trace the path around the object as best as you can, making sure you finish where you started creating a single loop.
With the pen tool still selected, right click the path and click “Make Selection”. This will now load the path as a selection. Enter the value 0 for feather radius and select ok.
With the selection still active, click on the Marquee Tool (M) and under the options for the tool, click the button for “Refine Edge”. This tool allows us to refine and fix the selection as best as possible. Feel free to experiment with the settings to find the best selection for the object if needed. Once you have made your selection, change the output from “Selection” to “New Layer with Mask”.
We now have two separate layers, one with just the flower and the original. We now need to delete the flower from the original background image. To do this, load the original selection again (Cmd/Ctrl + Click Masked Layer icon) and use CS5′s new content aware fill to delete the area. For best results, expand the selection by going to Selection > Modify > Expand, Expand by 10px and click ok. Now press Delete on the original layer and select content Aware Fill.
Sometimes Photoshop won’t get it right the first time and may leave some contrasting lines. To fix this, we can use the Spot Healing Brush Tool (J) using some content aware settings and simply paint over the lines to blend them in.
We can now very easily apply the puppet warp tool without destroying or distorting the background. With our masked layer selected, go to Edit > Puppet Warp. This will open the tool and allow us to manipulate and warp the object. Placing points systematically around the displayed mesh will create bending/warping points. Place them on your object in the best arrangement to create joints to bend as shown below.
Dragging or rotating these points (Alt + Click and move over point) will warp the object in the desired direction. Using this we can drag the stem of the flower to come from the side, while still allowing the flower to stay upright.
And that’s how you use the Puppet Warp Tool. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
Moving arms, or changing body stance.
Straighten lines, or correcting lens distortion.