Tuesday, 9 October 2012
How to Apply a Jaguar Skin to a Woman
On this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to apply a jaguar skin to a woman by using Photoshop Tools.
Hold Shift button to reduce photo size proportionally horizontal and vertical to similar size as you can see below. We need to extend woman’s hair with Smudge Tool. Select Soft-brush, 3px and set foreground color to white (#ffffff).
Load selection of current layer by going to Select > Load Selection. Select Brush Tool (soft-brush with 45px in size and color #d5c7b8) and apply brush to highlight shoulder edge.
Remove selection with Ctrl+D.
Go to Select > Load Selection to make selection again. Hold down Alt key (a minus sign will replace plus sign on cursor) and select woman face still with Polygonal Lasso Tool. We are going to substract from selection and we will keep only hair, ear and neck. To finish click Ctrl+J to duplicate selection into a new layer.
Update Hue/Saturation settings by going to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation.
Select Burn Tool (150px, Range: Midtones, Strength: 35%) and darken the edge of hair.
Change layer blending mode to Multiply and place it similar to what I have.
Increase Hue and Saturation by going to Layer > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation.
We are going now to apply texture to body. Select Eraser Tool and with a soft round brush remove visible parts of jaguar texture on neck and shoulder.
With Polygonal Lasso Tool clear hair area of texture by selecting and clearing it with Delete button.
Remove selection by using Select > Deselect (or Ctrl+D). Go to Edit > Free Transform (Ctrl+T) to increase layer. And after that, use Distort if needed to have something similar to what I did.
Duplicate layer with Ctrl+J and flip it with Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal. Move it to the left like I did.
Select Eraser Tool and with a soft round brush eliminate distinction between both texture layers.
Set layer opacity to 100% again on both layers. Merge both texture layers by selecting them (Select first layer by clicking on it, keep pressing Ctrl and click on second layer) and press Ctrl+E. Change layer mode to Multiply. Finally change Hue and Saturation settings by going to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation.
Select Eraser Tool, soft brush, opacity: 100% and correct mask form.
Set Brush Opacity to 4%. Clean up a bit on nose area.
Right click and select option Make Selection. Create new layer, select Brush Tool with a soft round brush (Opacity: 6%, foreground color: white) and apply on selection.
Remove selection with Ctrl+D and with Eraser Tool selected (Opacity: 8%) clean borders.
Make layer visible again by clicking on layers eye. Clear selected area by pressing Delete. Deselect with Ctrl+D. Select Blur Tool to blur lips edges.
Use Eraser Tool to fix and make eyes clearer.
Now we need to update eyes color. Select layer with woman photo and with Polygonal Lasso Tool create selection of one eye pupil. With Shift pressed, create selection of second eye pupil.
Apply Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation to selection.