PS synthesis to turn real person photos into handsome avatar picture effects tutorial

Previous timescourseIt’s all about turning beautiful women into Na’vi people. The following tutorial is about men. The basic operations are consistent. General process: give the characters firstTintingAnd then liquefyFilterHandle nose, eyes, etc. Finally, some textures and details are portrayed. As it is a foreign tutorial,pictureMany of the tools in are in English and need to be used in Chinese. Original

Final effect

1、 Open the original drawing material, but make sure its size is relatively large, and provide it with more space to play. At the same time, make sure the photo is well lit so that it has sharp enough details to be visible.

2、 Select Hard from the Tools windowBrush(I prefer to use the Chalk brush), and set its Mode to Color, and its Opacity to 50%. Now, choose blue from your palette. Apply to the entire skin, ignoring hair, eyes and clothing. Now repeat several times with different shades of blue. To get the blue I wanted, I used these colors four times: # 5d7a99 – # 32576a – # 3c6986 – # 54809b. However, each photo is different, so you can choose different shades of blue that you like. Finally, choose purple, I use # 472a50, use a small brush, set the opacity to 10%, smear on the lips, and then randomly smear on the face to make it look more “natural”.

3、 Now, I want to deal with the residue on the faces of the characters. Because Na’vi people seem to have no beard on their faces, except their eyebrows. – But if they are humansynthesis(Those synthetic ones have small eyes, and each hand has 5 fingers instead of 4.).

So I used the “Clone Stamp Tool” to remove the residue. You must press the “alt” key on the keyboard to enlarge the selected source area, click once, and then release it to smear normally. Make sure that the source area you select looks the most similar to the area you want to copy to. If it looks bad, try a different source.

4、 Now delete the ear! This is easy, because I just smear them with black to blend them with the background. If the person in your photo has long hair, you can use the “Clone Stamp Tool” to hide the ears and then copy them. However, if your head is short hair, this step may be very difficult. The ears of Na’vi people are higher than those of human beings. In this case, I may use the Clone Stamp tool again.

Now, you can draw the ears of Na’vi people yourself, or just like me – load the screenshots I found on the Internet. There are many movie pictures you can find online. Save them to your computer, go to “File”, then “Open…” and select the image. Now select the Polygon Lasso Tool in the tool window and create a mask around the imported ear.

After that, either drag the picture to your file, or go to “edit” or “copy” the ear and “paste” it into your image. It is now a new layer – you can see it in the “Layers” window. Now, place your loaded ear – you may need to resize it, click the “Move Tool” and move it to the appropriate place.

5、 If the face is positive, you just right click the ear layer and select “Duplicate Layer”. Then select Flip Horizontal to move the ear to the appropriate position. As you can see, the ear I loaded has lost a corner. I will describe this part, using the Clone Stamp tool and the brush tool set to “Normal” (using the “Straw Tool” to select the color of the ear itself). It’s a little difficult.

6、 Now, let’s enlarge our eyes. Usually you can try to do this, because people are shooting directly into the camera, and their eyes must be the same size. First, copy the overall image. You have two identical versions. Then use the Polygon Lasso Tool and choose Add Selection from the menu (so you can select several regions at once). Create two masks around the eyes, including eyelids and eyebrows.

Click the “Move Tool” on the toolbar, and then enlarge the selection area until your eyes reach the size you need. Now, click “Move Tool” and select “Apply” in the pop-up window. Now, copy and paste in the edit menu. The eyes should now be on the new layer. Copy the layer. Then use the eraser tool to erase the left eye of one eye layer and the right eye of another eye layer.

Basically, this means that each eye is on a separate layer, although enlarged, its scale is still correct. Press CTRL to select two Eye Layers, and use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move the eyes up and down, then select each individual eye to move it left and right, and use the arrow keys again.

7、 Now you can use the Eraser Tool to erase the overlapping parts and boundary lines around the eyes. This will expose the layers below, so don’t delete too many.

8、 This is the most difficult part – the nose! This may take a long time, so don’t lose heart and try as much as you can. Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool and select the nose and the area around it. Select “Filter” from the main menu and go to “Liquefaction…”. A new window opens. You may want to zoom in a little. Select the Bend Forward Tool – Brush Density and Brush Pressure are set to 100. Now, the nose of the Na’vi people is shaped. If you make a mistake, you can use the Rebuild Tool. It may look strange, but it’s OK. Click OK, and it should look like the following figure.

9、 This is still quite difficult. Now you need to use the Burn and Dodge tools. Its Range is set to Midrange, and its Exposure is set to 5%. Continue to decorate the nose carefully. Try to figure out the source of the light in the photo. Because this step is very troublesome, you can go to the next step normally and go back at any time to modify the nose. I use the “fade” tool, set it to “middle tone” and “highlight”, to brighten the iris of my eyes. Moreover, I dyed the tip of my nose pink, and set it to “color” with the brush tool, which can be sampled from my ears with the “straw tool”.

10、 I continue to use the “deepen” tool – combining “middle tone” and “shadow” to further supplement the whole face. Compare the difference between images 9 and 10. You can choose not to do so. However, you may have noticed that I “liquefied” my nose a little.

11、 I think my overall image is a bit too dark. Go to the layer window, click the “black and white” symbol at the bottom and name it as “create a new fill or adjust layer”, and select “color scale…”. Now, a new window opens. Click OK after setting as shown below. However, this option does not always improve the image, so you may want to try moving the slider to adjust. Or, if your picture is too light or too light, you can use the slider to change it.

12、 In this mode, embellish the face, use the “Deepen” tool — the middle harmonic shadow, and the “Brush Tool” — this time it is round, its hardness is 50%, and its opacity is about 10%. Establish the color depth, and set the “Mode” to “Normal”. You need to try many times to get good results.

13、 Now is the time to enlarge the iris of your eyes! Basically, we repeat step 6 here. So follow each step and apply them separately to the iris. After adjusting to the position you are satisfied with, use the “Eraser Tool” to erase the eyelids below the layer. Finally, I made some extra light effects, using the Burn Tool to set it to Shadow and the Dodge Tool to Highlight. Compare the difference between images 12 and 13. I hope you are satisfied with your results.

Final effect: