How to Paint a Face in Photoshop?
Today we will Paint a Face in Photoshop. You will learn a quick and easy way to create a Face Painting Effect in Photoshop. With the help of this Photoshop Tutorial, you can paint any graphics on a face.
We will require two images for this tutorial; a model face image and a graphic image. You can download these images from different stock image websites.
Now follow the below-mentioned step-by-step process to create a Face Painting Effect in Photoshop.
Open the Model image and the Graphic image in Photoshop as two different documents.
Now select the model image document and convert the layer to Smart Object.
Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Object
Go to Layer > Duplicate Layer. Under Destination, set Document to New and Name the document as Displacement.
Click OK and the duplicate layer will open in New Document named Displacement.
In the Displacement document, go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur.
Click OK to apply Gaussian Blur.
Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Black & White.
Go to File > Save As. Save the Displacement Document in PSD format.
Now switch to the Model image document and select the Quick Selection Tool. With the help of the tool, select the face of the model except for the ears, hair, and neck.
Go to Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal Selection.
Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Black & White. The Black & White Adjustment Layer will get created in the Layers Panel.
Select the Layer Mask Thumbnail in Layer 0. Then with the left click, drag the layer mask and place it on the Black and White 1 Layer Mask Thumbnail. A dialogue will appear asking you whether you want to Replace the Layer Mask. Click on Yes in the dialogue box.
Now we will select the Layer Mask Thumbnail and then the Brush Tool. Set the Foreground color as black and remove the Layer Mask from the eyes. (See the Image Below)
Switch to the Graphic document and convert the graphic to Smart Object. Then select the Move Tool to drag and place the graphic in the Model Image document.
If required, you can transform the Graphic Image by pressing Ctrl + T. You can resize the image with the help of the Transform Tool.
Reduce the opacity of the Graphic Image to see the Model Image beneath it. Change the Blending Mode to Linear Burn.
Go to Filter > Distort > Displace. In the Displace Dialogue Box, click OK and then Browse the Displacement File saved in PSD Format. (Step 4)
Select the Layer Mask thumbnail of the Black & White 1 Layer. Press and hold the Alt key and drag the Layer Mask in the above layer (Layer 1).
Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Vibrance.
Replace the Layer Mask in the Vibrance Adjustment Layer using the Alt Key and change the Blending Mode.
This is how you can Paint a Face in Photo with Photoshop.
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