Mixing sexes using Photoshop

I made this image for competitions on Photochopz.com, and it is quite good. And chose it as a lesson, because it is both simple and perfect. This is one of those lessons where you have to believe in yourself and turn what seems difficult into simple work with cut (paste) and paste (paste). The secret of this work is in its original images (download below). Remember, they are both of good size and quality, and their brightness is the same. Except that they don’t seem to be very compatible with each other. Download the images below and work with me.

Materials for the lesson:

Image of Alice Milano

Image of johnny depp

Finally, before you begin, I note that the first steps are very similar. I will show you in detail the first, and in others I will show only some differences, but for the most part this is all one repetitive process.

Step 1. Open two images in Photoshop. From the image with Johnny, cut out the left side with the mustache (your left) and place them on the image with Alice. I used polygon lasso (polygonal lasso) with feather (shading) 0. No need to be very When you create a selection, we’ll mask it all later. Once you place the mustache in the right place, you will need to rotate them a little. For this, use the tool transform (transformation)(edittransformrotate (edit – transform – rotate). Turn them along the lip line, placing the whiskers where they should be. Name this layer stache 1 (whiskers 1).

It’s time to create a little disguise. With the stache 1 layer active (mustache 1), create layermask (layer mask), clicking on the button at the bottom of the layers panel

Make sure the color foreground (foreground) set to black.

Take softbrush (soft brush)size (size) 17px and opacity (transparency) 100%. Erase the hard edges of the layer, then reduce opacity (transparency) up to 50% to start work near the mustache.

Step 2. Do the same with the other side of the mustache. Name this layer stache 2 (mustache 2). This side has been slightly reduced. I left width (width) at 100% and height (height) changed by 80%.

Step 3. Now, we will do the same with the “goatee” (I call it so). Put it in our document and name this layer goatee (goat beard). For her, I left height (height) at 100% and width (width) changed by 90%, turning on – 10.

Step 4. The same with a beard. Put it in the right place and name the layer beard (beard). In all respects, we change it to 80% and turn it to -18. Then decrease opacity (transparency) layer up to 65%. Clean it up as in the previous steps, using layermask (layer mask). You can put it in the correct position, because it is corrected, and you better see what you need.

Step 5. Now it’s time for the rare part of Johnny Depp’s beard (a little different from mine). Take a piece of stubble from his cheek and place it as shown in the image. Name this layer cheek (cheek).

Resize softbrush (soft brush) at 45px, opacity (transparency) set to 100%, do the same steps as before (you will not get the perfect effect, but we will fix it later). Click on the eyelet icon at the cheek layer (cheek) (this will hide the bristle layer) each time to see the position of the hair on the cheek. Change the brush size to 21px, and opacity (transparency) 50% and double walk between the hair. (Remember that 50% transparency in the double application does not remove everything by 100%, it removes only 50% of what remains after its application).

Step 6. The last is sideburns. Take them and place them here. Name this layer beard2 (beard 2). I reduced it by 80% and erased it with layermask (layer masks) just like the rest of the items.

Step 7. It’s time to add points. Take them and put them in your document. Name this layer glasses (glasses). As you can see, they really seem unsuitable for work. Their adaptation to our image will take a little time, thanks to distort and rotatetools (distortion and rotation tools).

Determine how they should be positioned correctly, and then begin. In this case, you may have to apply distorttool (distortion tool) several times to correctly identify the perspective. Before reaching the desired result, I had to change the shape of these glasses ten times.

Note: The resolution of this image is 300 dpi. You can get away with a lot of distortion: if I had a resolution of 72 dpi, I wouldn’t even bother with that.

Erase the excess points around the glasses and leave some of the shadows that were on Johnny’s face. They have the right color, and there is no reason not to use them.

Step 8. Go to the beard2 layer (beard 2) and change its brightness. Create a new layer.

and name it shadows. Click on the icon foregroundcolor (foreground colors) and by colorpicker (color palette) select the darkest part of the skin as shown below.

I started with a big soft brush 200 px, 10% opacity (transparency). Spend a few strokes on the cheek and chin where you want to darken. Then take a 100px brush and start adding more shadows in the lower areas along the jaw line.

Turn again to colorpicker (color palette) and choose a reddish skin tone. I used the shadow under the glasses. What we need to do is add some shadow from the glasses.

Using the existing shadow, start painting over some areas that follow the contours of the face. Do not worry, if it turns out a little dirty, then you can just erase it.

Now the areas you painted look unstructured. With the shadows layer active, go to the top of the layers panel and change blendingmode (blending mode) on multiply (multiplication). This action will darken the skin a bit and return the texture to it. If the blackout is too strong, you can change opacity (transparencya layer at its discretion. I reduced it to 85%.

Step 9. At this stage I stopped and downloaded my work for the competition, but I wondered what the image with the lips of Johnny would look like.
Highlight Johnny’s mouth, capturing a decent portion of his mustache. Place it in the image and name this layer lips. Reduce it opacity (transparency) up to 65%, select tool freetransform (free transformation) and set the scale. Fix the size at 105%, turn on -17.

If the corners of the lips have matched, it means that you have well fitted lips to each other. They are a little higher, but for this we have eraser (eraser), then to fix it. Set the transparency back to 100% and using a soft brush of 35px and opacity (transparency) 100%, erase all hard edges until you notice that the bottom of Alice’s lips will begin to show.

Go back to Johnny’s goatee. Highlight also most of his lower lip. Put it in our document and name the layer goatee2 (goat beard 2). Turn it to -17 and place it a little lower so as to slightly enlarge its lip. Align the lines of his lips as best as possible.

Using a soft brush, erase unwanted parts, as we did, using layermask (layer mask).

Step 10. It’s time to color the lips. I always do this by simply highlighting the area around my lips, and I start with newadjustmentlayer (new adjustment layer) (LayerNewAdjustmentLayerLevels)(Layer – New Adjustment Layer – Levels) then I pick the color I need. Using adjustmentlayer (adjustment layer), I can go back and change it at any time.

I used these settings and just painted over the rest of the lips using a soft white brush.

In the end, I made this image for competitions on Photochopz.com, so I have to place its logo somewhere.

Hope this tutorial was helpful for you. See you!

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