Virtual Makeup In a Snap

This tutorial will teach you how you can quickly and effectively modify an image where too much makeup’s were applied making the skin look fake. Makeup always not the case,
the picture can be a magazine scan creating excessive noise on the picture. You can also do this to an old photographs that was scanned. Basically to any picture that has excessive amount of noise.
Using this quick dirty secret, you can make your models look glamour’s in no time! For this tutorial purpose, we will use this photograph of Indian celebrity, Riya Sen, that I found on the net. You can
save this picture and open with photoshop to follow through the tutorial.

Step 1: I’ll assume you already have selected your models picture, using the above picture or the picture you would like to enhance. Now, look over at your layers menu, right click over your image layer and select “Duplicate Layer”.
It should look something like this:

Step 2: Make sure your new duplicated layer is selected on the layers menu then from the top menu, go to FILTER -> NOISE -> REDUCE NOISE.

Step 3: You’ll get a popup dialogue box with many options and sample of your picture on the left. The menu on the right would look like the screen below. Strength is how powerful the noise reduction will be, I have set this to maximum.
In your case, it may not be necessary so make sure you slide it left and right until the preview looks like the kind of skin you want for your picture.
I set the ‘Preserve Details’ to 1% as at this point I do not care how much details are being shown, my only concern is that I want the skin to look really good and smooth. Set the other two option to zero as we do not need them.

Once the REDUCE NOISE filter is applied on the top duplicated layer, your picture would look something like this..

Notice that noise is removed from all part of the image including the lips, eyes and hair.. thus making the picture look as if it has been photoshoped.

Step 4: Remember, you have our original picture intact on the bottom of this layer. At this point our goal is to bring the original eyes, hair and lips back as if they
were vivid and not blurry photoshoped version. From the Navigator menu, select the Eraser tool.

Step 5: Now, right click anywhere in the picture and you will get this popup menu.


You’ll see many different brush size, the first half set of brushes are regular brushes which we will not use. The second half set of brushes are smooth edge like spray painting like brushes. For my image
I’ve selected Soft Mechanical 9 Pixel size. You can see it more clearly in the above dialogue box. The purpose here is to carefully erase the eyeballs, eyebrows, lips and hair. As you erase them
in this layer, you’ll notice the original version is coming out replacing the newer one. This way it looks more authentic and real. Go ahead and carefully finish up erasing only inside of the eyes and other
element you would like to keep as authentic. If the model have any jewelry, it is strongly suggested you erase them as well as any other details you want to preserve from the original keeping the skin intact.
Once you are finished, it should look something like this:

This tutorial will teach you how you can easily change the lipstick color or apply lipstick on the lips in very simple way! For this tutorial, I’ve selected the below picture which you may save
and use for this tutorial. In case you are curious, they belong to the Indian celebrity Riya Sen.

Step 1: First thing you want to do is create a new empty layer from the layers menu.

Stpe 2: Now, from the Navigator menu, select the Brush tool.

Step 3: Now, right click anywhere in the picture and you will get this popup menu.


You’ll see many different brush size, the first half set of brushes are regular brushes which we will not use. The second half set of brushes are smooth edge like spray painting like brushes. For my image
I’ve selected Soft Mechanical 18 Pixel size.

Step 4: From the Tools menu, set the foreground color to the color of the lipstick that you would like to apply on the model. I selected a shade of red.

Step 5: Now you are ready to apply the lipstick, using the mouse tooltip, paint over the lips. Do not worry if it is not perfectly done. After all, you do not have to be a makeup artist
to create perfect lipstick… hence we have photoshop! Once you are done, it should look somthing like this:

Step 6: Now from the layers menu, change the blending mode for the layer. If you click on the drop down menu for the blending mode, you’ll see lots of option, I advise you
go through all of them and find the one that suits the best blending for your color. In my case, I found ‘Darken’ to give me exactly the shade I wanted.

Step 7: Set the opacity to about 50% that way when you are erasing the excess lipstick from the outside of lips are or even teeth, you can see half way trhough the layer so you know what
to keep and what to erase.

Step 8: Select eraser tool from the Tools menu.

Right click on somewhere in the picture and you should get a popup dialgoue that looks like the one below.

Scroll down half way through the list and find the Soft Mechanical brush (see step 3 for more details). I selected the Soft Mechanical 9 Pixel size brush tip.

Step 9: Now using your mouse tooltip, go ahead and erase carefuly the edge of the lips where excessive lipstick are applied. As the layer opacity is set to 50% (see step 7), you should be
able to see the real lips below visible slightly and that will give you the hint as to how your lipstick should look on this layer. Once you delete the areas around the lips and the teeth (if they are showing)..
then play around the Opacity of the layer and set your desire number (see step 7.) This completes this tutorial, here is how mine came out:

Step 1: First thing you want to do is create a new empty layer from the layers menu.

Step 2: Now, from the Tools menu, change the foreground color to a somewhat strong bright color you would like to change the eyes to. For this tutorial, I have selected the color #017455. Keep in mind
that this new color will smoothly blend with your previous eye color creating an unique blend so there will be variation of shade. Through some experiment with different shade of colors, you will achieve
to your desire shade.

Step 3: Select the brush tool from the Tools menu.

Step 4: Right click over your image and a popup dialogue will appear that look like this:

From this dialogue menu, scroll half way through and select a brush size from the Soft Mechanical portion (bottom half of the list). I have selected the size 21 pixel so I can cover the eyes faster. Now,
go ahead and carefully paint only over the eye-balls. Its okay if it gets a bit messy! We’ll clean all that excess amount later. Here is how mine looks like:

Step 5: Now from your layers menu, change the blending mode to “Hue”. It depends mostly on what color you choose during step 2 but mostly “Hue” works the best. If “Hue” does not work well, then you may
select another blending mode and play around with opacity until your desired level of contrast is gained.

Once “Hue” is applied, here is how mine looks like:

Step 6: Using the eraser tool, carefully erase out excess color that leaked outside of the eye-balls.


Be careful around the edge of the eye-balls not to erase inside otherwise you will have some missing areas
and will look funny. Here is the final result:

Make Up Effect for the Face

Make Up Effect for the Face

In this Photoshop tutorial I will be walking you through the creating new make up for the face.

Open up the stock photo you’ve chosen to be working with for this tutorial. First of all we need to maMake Up Effect Image 01ke face skin softer. For this effect duplicate layer with Ctrl+D and apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur with the next presets:

 

After that mess with the layer mode & opacity/fill. I tried Soft Light with opacity of 60%. Ok, now get out the Eraser Tool and make clear area out of face skin.

Make Up Effect Image 02

Merge two layers in one. See the difference:

Make Up Effect Image 03

After that I think we should add some lipstick on lips. So, select the Polygonal Lasso Tool and make selection as on picture below:

Make Up Effect Image 04

Press Ctrl+J to duplicate selected area and change the color with Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation using similar settings to these:

Make Up Effect Image 05

Now we have something like this:

Make Up Effect Image 06

To bring it real view find and get out the Eraser Tool and clear unnecessary parts of the layer out of lips. After that set opacity up to 70% for this layer.

Make Up Effect Image 07

Now I would like to change eyes color and add some eye shadows. Select the Elliptical Marquee Tool and make selection as below:

Make Up Effect Image 08

Press Ctrl+J to duplicate selected area on the new layer. Now Image > Adjustments > Levels with the next presets:

Make Up Effect Image 09

To get the next picture:

Make Up Effect Image 10

Ok, now select the Eraser Tool again and a soft round brush to make a little clean work as on picture below:

Make Up Effect Image 11

After that create a new layer, then select the Polygonal Lasso Tool and make selection similar to the picture below:

Make Up Effect Image 12

Fill the selection with color of #a2ab8d and press Ctrl+D to deselect chosen area:

Make Up Effect Image 13

Apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur with the next presets:

Make Up Effect Image 14

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Change layer mode to Hue:

Make Up Effect Image 16

Looking pretty good! Isn’t it? And the last one thing, I would like to put on rouge. For this create a new layer, then get out the Brush Tool and a soft round brush and make not so big spots from the left and rights sides of the face using color of #ff94a8:

Make Up Effect Image 17

Now apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur with similar settings to these:

Make Up Effect Image 18

Your picture should look as mine:

Make Up Effect Image 19

Now clear rouge out of face borders using the Eraser Tool and set up layer mode to Color for the layer:

Make Up Effect Image 20

That is it! Now we have cool make up effect for the face.

Make Up Effect Image 21

Tutorial From Photoshop Star

Using Photoshop to Improve Skin Quality

Preview:

Step 1:

Save the image and open it up in Photoshop.

Step 2:

Select the Healing Brush Tool . While holding the Alt key, click on a smooth area of the skin to sample from. Release the Alt key and click on areas that require touch-ups, as shown in the diagram. You can use this technique to remove blemishes, moles, pimples, etc. It is important to remember that when sampling, use an area that has a similar tone/lighting or the results will look unnatural.

Step 3:

Repeat the process until you’re happy with the clean-up.

Step 4:

Next, we’re going to work on the overall skin quality. Select the Lasso Tool and draw a selection around the face.

Hold down the Alt key and draw around the eyes and lip area to remove those area from your selection. Your desired selection should look something like this:

Step 5:

In order to make the selection look natural with the unselected areas, we want to include bits of the surrounding area using a feather selection. Go to Select > Feather > 5px, the press OK.

Step 6:

Right click on the selection and choose Layer Via Copy. A new layer will appear on top of your current layer.

Step 6:

Go to Filter > Noise > Median. Enter 2px for Radius then press OK to apply the change.

Your results should look something like this:

Step 7:

Change the layer mode to Lighten, to have a more subtle effect.

And the resulting image should look much better!

Step 8:

We’re also going to touch up the eyes to make the eyes brighter and clearer. We’ll also change the eye color. Begin by clicking the original layer with our photo.

Step 9:

Pick the Lasso Tool, and draw selections around the eyes.

Step 10:

Right click on the selection and choose Layer Via Copy.

Change the layer mode to Screen and set the Opacity to 30%. The eyes will appear brighter.

Step 11:

Next, we’ll go change the eye colour. Go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation with the following options:

Step 12:

As a final touch, we’ll change the tone of the image. Create a new layer from the Layers Palette. Go to Image > Apply Image. Click OK.

Step 13:

Set this layer mode to Soft light and Opacity to 30%.

Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Color Balance, and use the following options.

Final Results:

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Reducing 5 O’Clock Shadow And Beard Stubble In Photoshop

Reduce Beard Stubble In Photoshop

Reducing 5 O’Clock Shadow And Beard Stubble In Photoshop

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Written by Steve Patterson, Photoshop Essentials.com

In this Photoshop photo editing tutorial, we’re going to learn how to reduce the appearance of 5 o’clock shadow and beard stubble in a photo. Of course, if the photo is of a guy out in the rugged outdoors and he’s dressed like he’s off to wrestle with a mountain lion, you may not want to remove the stubble. But in other types of photos, it may just make him look like he could use a rest, or maybe he’s been resting a little too much, in which case you’ll want to remove it, or at least reduce it. We’re going to see how to do that here.

Here’s the image I’ll be using for this tutorial:

The original image

And here’s how he’ll look when we’re done:

The final result

Let’s get started.

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Step 1: Duplicate The Background Layer

The first thing I always do is duplicate my Background layer so that I don’t run the risk of losing my original image information. Right now all I have in my Layers palette is my Background layer:

Photoshop's Layers palette

Photoshop’s Layers palette showing the Background layer.

I’m going to quickly duplicate the Background layer using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+J (Win) / Command+J (Mac), and now I have two layers – the original Background layer on the bottom and the copy above it:

Photoshop's Layers palette now showing the copy of the Background layer as well.

Press "Ctrl+J" (Win) / "Command+J" (Mac) to duplicate the Background layer.

Step 2: Use The "Dust & Scratches" Filter To Blur Away The Stubble

Go up to the Filter menu at the top of the screen, select Noise, and then select Dust & Scratches, which brings up the Dust & Scratches dialog box. We’re going to use it to blur away the stubble.

To do that, increase the Radius value until the stubble is no more. Here, I’ve used a Radius value of 4 pixels:

Photoshop's Dust & Scratches filter dialog box

Increase the Radius value in the Dust & Scratches dialog box until there’s nothing left of the stubble.

You’re going to end up blurring out the entire photo at this point, but that’s okay. Ignore the rest of the photo and focus only on the stubble areas. Once you’ve smoothed those areas out, click OK.

Here’s my image after applying the Dust & Scratches filter:

The image in Photoshop after applying the Dust & Scratches filter.

The image in Photoshop after applying the Dust & Scratches filter.

Step 3: Create A Pattern From The Image

We’re going to create a pattern out of the blurred image. We’ll be using the pattern with the Healing Brush in a moment, but for now, go up to the Edit menu at the top of the screen and choose Define Pattern.

This will bring up the Pattern Name dialog box. Go ahead and name it whatever you like. I’ve named mine "stubble":

Photoshop's Pattern Name dialog box

Choose Edit > Define Pattern, then name your pattern.

Click OK once you’ve entered a name, and the pattern is created.

Step 4: Undo The "Dust & Scratches" Filter

We need to revert the image back to the way it was before we applied the Dust & Scratches filter at this point, so to do that, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Z (Win) / Command+Z (Mac) to undo the filter.

Step 5: Select The Healing Brush And Set It To Use The Pattern

Grab you’re Healing Brush from the Tools palette. Then, up in the Options Bar at the top of the screen, set the Source for the Healing Brush to Pattern:

Photoshop's Options Bar

With the Healing Brush selected, set its Source to "Pattern" in the Options Bar.

Click on the Pattern preview thumbnail to the right of the word "Pattern", and then click on the pattern you created to select it. It will be the last pattern in the list:

Select the pattern you created.

Click the pattern preview area, then click on the pattern you created to select it.

Finally, make sure the Aligned and Sample All Layers options are selected:

The Aligned and Sample All Layers options in the Options Bar.

Make sure "Aligned" and "Sample All Layers" are checked in the Options Bar.

Step 6: Add A New Blank Layer

Add a new blank layer using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+N (Win) / Command+Shift+N (Mac). This will bring up Photoshop’s New Layer dialog box. Name the new layer "healing" and click OK:

Photoshop's New Layer dialog box

Photoshop’s "New Layer" dialog box. Name the new layer "healing".

You should now have a new blank layer named "healing" at the top of the Layers palette:

Photoshop's Layers palette showing the new healing layer

The new blank "healing" layer at the top of the Layers palette.

Step 7: Lower The Opacity Of The "Healing" Layer To 50%

Before we start applying the Healing Brush to the image, we need to lower the opacity of the "healing" layer, otherwise the healing will be too intense. To do that, with the "healing" layer selected, go up to the Opacity option in the top right of the Layers palette and enter in a value of 50%:

Lowering the opacity of the healing layer in the Layers palette

Lower the opacity of the "healing" layer to 50%.

Step 8: Paint Over The Stubble With The Healing Brush

Begin painting over the stubble areas with the Healing Brush. If you need to change the size of the brush, use the left and right bracket keys to increase or decrease the brush size as you paint. Continue painting with the Healing Brush until you’ve covered up all the stubble areas. Use short brush strokes and make sure to release the mouse button after each one to give Photoshop a chance to apply the healing.

Here’s my image after covering up all the stubble areas with the Healing Brush:

The image after covering up the stubble with the Healing Brush

The image after covering up the stubble with the Healing Brush.

Step 9: Adjust The Opacity Of The "Healing" Layer If Needed

The man in the photo I’m using has quite a bit of stubble and it’s still showing a bit too much, so I’m going to reduce it further by increasing the opacity of the "healing" layer to about 65%. You won’t necessarily need to change your opacity, but increase or decrease it if needed:

Increasing the opacity of the healing layer to 65%

Increasing the opacity of the "healing" layer to 65%.

Here’s the image after increasing the opacity value. The stubble is a bit less noticeable now:

The image after increasing the opacity of the healing layer

The stubble is less noticeable now after increasing the opacity of the "healing layer".

The problem is, the bottom area of his face is looking a little blurry. I’m going to fix that next.

Step 10: Use The "Blend If" Sliders So The "Healing" Layer Only Affects The Dark Stubble

Right now, my "healing" layer is affecting not only the man’s stubble, it’s also affecting a lot of his skin, causing things to look a bit blurry. What I really want is for the healing layer to affect only the stubble and leave his skin alone. How can I do that? Well, his stubble is very dark, while his skin is much lighter, which means I should be able to use Photoshop’s Blend If sliders to limit the "healing" layer to only the darkest parts of his face, which is the stubble. Let’s try it.

With the "healing" layer selected, I’m going click on the Layer Styles icon at the bottom of the Layers palette:

Clicking the Layer Styles icon at the bottom of Photoshop's Layers palette

Click the "Layer Styles" icon at the bottom of the Layers palette.

Then I’ll choose Blending Options from the top of the list:

Choose Blending Options from the list of Layer Styles

Choose "Blending Options" from the top of the Layer Styles list.

This will bring up the Layer Style dialog box, set to the Blending Options. The Blend If sliders are found at the very bottom of the center column, directly below the "Advanced Blending" options:

Photoshop's Layer Style dialog box with the Blend If sliders at the bottom

The "Blend If" sliders are at the very bottom of the Layer Style dialog box.

Drag the bottom white slider towards the left. As you drag further and further, you’ll see the original skin texture begin to re-appear in the image. Continue dragging towards the left until the point where the stubble itself begins to show:

Dragging the bottom white point Blend If slider towards the left

Drag the bottom white point slider towards the left to reveal the original skin texture. Stop when the stubble begins to appear.

Now we need to soften the transition area between where the original skin texture is showing and where the "healing" layer begins. To do that, hold down Alt (Win) / Option (Mac) and begin dragging the white slider back towards the right. As soon as you start dragging, the slider will split in two and you’ll be dragging just the right half. Continue dragging to the right a little to create a nice smooth transition area. When you see too much of the original skin texture beginning to look blurry again, you’ve gone too far:

Split the slider in half and drag back towards the right to create a transition area.

Hold down "Alt" (Win) / "Option" (Mac) and drag the slider back towards the right, splitting it in half and creating a smooth transition.

When you’re happy with how the image looks, click OK to exit out of the Layer Style dialog box, and you’re done!

Here’s my original image once again:

The original image once again.

And here’s my final result with some of the skin texture brought back:

The final result.

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