Photoshop Tutorial: KISS! How to Apply Gene Simmons’ Makeup to a Photo


Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I’m going to show you how to transform a person’s face into the look of Gene Simmons from KISS. For your convenience and to save time, I provided this image that we’ll use to create the makeup
around the eyes. Its link is located in the video description or project files. Open a
photo you’d like to use. I downloaded this one from Shutterstock.com. Make sure the person
is facing you straight on. Click the icon at the upper, right of the Layers panel and click “Duplicate Layer”. Open the Document list and click “New”. Type in “Displacement”
and click OK. Displacement maps generally look best when they’re blurred, so go to Filter,
Blur and Gaussian Blur. I’ll blur it 5 pixels. You may need to adjust this amount, based
on the size and resolution of your photo. Make the blur look similar to this example.
Then click OK. Go to File and “Save As”. Click “Desktop” and save it as a “.PSD” file. Then, click Save. If you see this warning, click OK. Click the small “x” on the right of the
Displacement tab to close the file. Make 2 copies of the photo by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + J, twice. We’ll remove all the color from the top layer by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + Shift
+ U. Then, change its Blend Mode to Multiply. Click off the eyeball next to the layer to
hide it and click the thumbnail of Layer 1 to make it active. We need to make a selection
around the face to isolate it for the white make-up. There are many ways to make selections,
but for this example, I’ll use the Pen Tool. I did an entire tutorial on how to use this
tool, so I won’t be going over it in-depth here. I’ll create paths that follow the contours
of the edge of the face and hairline. When you reach the original starting point of a path, you’ll see a small circle. This tells you that if you click on it the point, you’ll
close the work path. Click the Paths tab to open the panel. If you don’t see it, go to
Window and Paths. Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on the thumbnail to make the work path into
a selection. Go to Select and Refine Edge. Check “Smart Radius” and brush over the edge
of the hairline and forehead. Smart Radius automatically adapted the radius to the image
edges thereby including the hair along the edges with the selection. Output it as a “selection” and click OK. Go to Select and Save Selection. Type in “Face Shape” and click OK or press
Enter or Return. To deselect it, press Ctrl or Cmd + D. Open the Layers panel and open
the Eye makeup shapes that I provided. To get it into your photo document, press “V” to open your Move Tool and drag the eye makeup shapes onto the tab of your photo. Without
releasing your mouse or pen, drag it down onto the image and then release. To resize
and position it onto the face, open your Transform Tool by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + T. Temporarily,
reduce its opacity so you can see through it. Drag it to the center and to resize it,
go to a corner and when you see a diagonal, double-arrow, press and hold Alt or Option
+ Shift as you drag it in or out. Center it over the nose and position the points on the
bottom a bit below the nose. If you want to warp the shape, click the “Warp Transform”
icon and drag the lines and points on the grid to warp the shape. To ensure that the
shapes will remain symmetrical to each other, wherever you place the point on one side of
the grid, mirror the position of the point on the other side of the grid. To accept it
click the checkmark at the top or press Enter or Return. Since, I’ll keep the original shape,
I’ll undo the warp by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + Z. Increase the opacity back to 100% and
change its blend mode to “Soft Light”. Next, we’ll add makeup to the lips. Press “Z” to open your Zoom Tool and drag it over the mouth of your subject. To move it, press
& hold the Space bar on your keyboard as you drag your image. This time, I’ll use the Pencil
Tool. I’ll make the Size: 5 pixels and the Hardness: 100%. I’ll press Enter or Return
and the F5 key at the top of my keyboard to open the Brush Presets. I’ll make sure none
of the settings are checked, except “Smoothing”. Then, I’ll press F5 again to close the panel.
I’ll click the Quick Mask icon so I can draw a quick mask. I’ll draw around the edge of
the lips and when I get to a corner, I’ll release my cursor, go to here and Shift-click
on the image to make a straight line. I’ll release my cursor, go to to the edge of the
bottom lip and Shift-click again to make another straight line. I’ll continue to follow the
edge of the lips and when I get to here, I’ll make another dagger-like shape. To fill it
in, I’ll open the Paint Bucket Tool and click inside the quick mask. I’ll press “Q” to make
it into a selection and invert the selection by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + Shift + I. I’ll
fill it with black and since black is the foreground color, I’ll press Alt or Option
+ Delete. Then, deselect it. To fit the entire document back onto your canvas, press Ctrl
or Cmd + 0. Next, we’ll make the widow’s peak at the top of the forehead. Open the Channels
panel. If you don’t see it, go to Window and Channels. Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on the thumbnail
of the face shape to make it into a selection. Open back up your Layers panel and press “Q”
to see the selection as a quick mask. With your Pen Tool make a “V” shape over the center
of the forehead overlapping the hair. To reposition the lowest anchor point, press and hold Ctrl
or Cmd as you drag it. Let’s bend in each side of the V. Go the middle of a side
and Alt-click or Option click directly on the path to add an anchor point. Then, Ctrl-click
or Cmd-click on it as you drag it in. Repeat these steps on the other side. Click at the top, left on the quick mask to make anchor point and continue to do this around
the head until you’ve reached the first anchor point to close the work path. Open your Paths
panel and Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on the thumbnail of the work path to make it into a selection.
Press “Q” to make the selection into a quick mask and then, deselect it. Press “Q” again
to convert this new shape into a selection. Open back up your Layers panel and fill the
selection with black. Then, deselect it. Make Layer 1 active. Click the Adjustment layer
icon and click Hue/Saturation. Click the Clipping Mask icon to clip or restrict the adjustment layer to effect just the one layer beneath it in the Layers panel. If we didn’t clip
the adjustment layer, it would effect all the layers beneath it in the Layers panel.
Drag the Saturation all the way to the left to remove all the color. To bring back some
of the color, reduce its opacity to 80%. Click the Adjustment Layer icon and choose Levels. Clip it and brighten the Input midtones to 1.16. Make the dark makeup layer active. We’re ready to displace it, so it’ll wrap around the contours of the face. Go to
Filter, Distort and Displace. Make the Horizontal and Vertical Scales 5, Stretch to Fit and
Repeat Edge Pixels. Then, click OK. Click the “Displacement” file that you saved at the beginning and click “Open”. The dark make-up made a subtle, but important shift. You’ll see that it’s now wrapping itself ] around the contours. To remove the dark shapes
under the nose, open your Zoom Tool and zoom into it. Open your Eraser Tool and choose
a small point size with a hardness of 0%. Brush over the dark points under the nose
to erase them, as well as the inside of the eyes. Then, fit your entire image back onto your canvas. Drag the dark makeup layer to to the top of your Layers panel. Make the black and white face layer visible and active. At this point, your image should look approximately
as dark as this, however, since this layer will be used for the black make-up, we need
to make it even darker and have more contrast. Click the Adjustment layer and click Brightness/Contrast. Clip it and for this image, I’ll make the Brightness: -62 and the Contrast: 78. Experiment with your image to make it look similar to this. Next, we create the white make-up. Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on the thumbnail of the dark make-up to make the shapes into a selection.
Make the black and white layer active. Click the Layer Mask icon to make a layer mask of
the selection next to the black and white layer. Open the Channels panel. Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on the thumbnail of the “Face Shape” to make a selection of its shape. Open
back up the Layers panel and press Ctrl+ Alt or Cmd + Option as you click on the thumbnail
of the dark make-up layer to add its shape to the selection. Make Layer 1 active and
click the layer mask icon to make a layer mask of the selection next to it. Lastly,
we’ll remove some of the skin color from the dark make-up. First, scroll to the top of
the Layers panel and make the the top layer active. Then, make a composite snapshot of
your image by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E on Windows or Cmd + Shift + Option + E on a Mac. Go to this layer mask and press and hold Alt or Option as you drag a copy
of it next to the composite snapshot. Click the Adjustment layer icon and click Hue/ Saturation. Clip it and reduce the saturation to minus 40. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!

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