hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
I'm going to show you how to add animal
features to a human face I provided this
image of a tiger so you can follow along
it's link is located in the video
description or project files
choose a high resolution focused photo
of a person looking straight into the
camera I downloaded this one from
shutterstock.com we need to make a
selection just around the face to zoom
press Z on your keyboard to open your
zoom tool and drag a rectangle over the
area there are many ways to make
selections but for this example I'll use
the magnetic lasso tool I'll carefully
drag the tool over the edge of the
cheeks and chin and continue over the
hair the path over the hair doesn't have
to be that accurate once it connects to
the first anchor point it'll turn into a
selection to refine the selection over
the hair go to select and refine edge I
did an in-depth tutorial on refine edge
so I won't be going over all the details
check smart radius and increase the
radius to approximately seven pixels
brush over the hairline and release
and click okay
the quickmask instantly reverts to a
selection go to select and save
selection type in face and click OK or
press Enter or return
press ctrl or command D to deselect it
to see your save selection open the
channels panel if you don't see it go to
window and channels at the bottom of the
panel you should see a black and white
thumbnail of your shape with the word
face next to it
we'll be using this channel later open
your layers panel will make your
subjects face into a displacement map
which we'll use to wrap the animals fur
around your subjects face to do this
click the icon at the upper right of the
layers panel and click duplicate layer
click new and type in displacement then
since displacement maps look best when
they're slightly blurred
go to filter blur and Gaussian blur I'll
blur it five pixels however you may want
to use a different amount based on your
photos resolution then click OK or press
Enter or return go to file and save as
save it to your desktop as a PSD file
then click Save
and close the file
open the tiger photo I provided just as
we did for the person's face we need to
make a selection around it this time
I'll use the lasso tool draw a path
around the face
and go to select and refine edge
check smart radius and drag the radius
all the way to the right make the
contrast 20% and output it as a new
let's make a selection
so we can add it as a separate layer
click off the eyeball of the cutout face
to hide it and click the thumbnail of
the original tiger to make the layer
active open your zoom tool and zoom in
to the whiskers
go to select and color range select
highlights and click ok press Q to
convert the selection into a quickmask
open your brush tool and use a small
size brush with an opacity of a hundred
percent carefully brush over the areas
around the whiskers until only the
whiskers are showing convert the quick
mask into a selection and as before go
to select and refine edge feather it
point five pixels save it as a selection
and click OK click the new layer icon to
make a new layer let's rename it
whiskers will fill the selection of the
whiskers with white and since white is
the background color press ctrl or
command + delete then deselect it to
place the cutout tiger face and the
whiskers into your subjects document
make the top layer visible and
shift-click on the thumbnail to
highlight both layers press V to open
your move tool drag the layers up onto
the tab of your subjects face and
without releasing your mouse or pen drag
it down onto the subject and release
press ctrl or command T to open your
transform tool before we size and
position the tiger let's reduce its
opacity so we can see the person's face
behind 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 position it so the noses
and the mouths are lined up then press
Enter or return
click the thumbnail of the tiger to make
a layer active open back up your
transform tool and click the warp icon
the warp command lets you drag control
points to manipulate the shapes of
images shapes and paths we're going to
warp the face of the tiger to align
itself with the features of the person's
face drag the control points so the
pupils are positioned over each eye of
your subject drag the control points at
the top and the corners so the fur
extends a bit past the person's hairline
make sure the eyes are aligned correctly
after you warp other areas of the Tigers
face press ctrl or command 0 to see the
entire bounding box continue to align
the Tigers face to your subject
then press Enter or return increase the
opacity back to a hundred percent I'm
sure you notice that the name of my
tiger lair is different than yours when
I was doing this video I made some
modifications and forgot to change the
name back however it doesn't affect a
lair itself make a copy of the tiger by
pressing ctrl or command J temporarily
hide the whiskers layer let's rename the
lower tiger chin and hide the layer make
the top layer active go to filter
distort and displace make the horizontal
and vertical scales 5 each stretch to
fit and repeat edge pixels then click OK
displacement file and click open
the animals face
made a subtle but important shift in its
contours change the blend mode to
open the channels panel and ctrl-click
or command click on the black and white
thumbnail to make a selection of the
face shape that you saved earlier open
back up the layers panel and click the
layer mask icon to make a layer mask of
the selection next to the active layer
next we'll reveal your subjects eyes and
mouth open your brush tool and make the
brush size approximately 30 pixels and
the hardness 0% the opacity is a hundred
percent open your zoom tool and zoom
into the eyes to move the image press
and hold the space bar as you drag your
document press B to open back up your
brush tool and brush inside the eyes
drag your image up to see the mouth
reduce the brushes opacity to
percent and brush over the lips
to brush back in areas of the tiger fur
press X on your keyboard to invert the
foreground and background colors and
then brush back in the fur
to fit your entire image back on your
canvas press ctrl or command 0
make the chin layer visible and active
drag the layer to the top of the layers
panel click the layer mask icon to make
a layer mask next to it invert the layer
mask by pressing ctrl or command I
adjust the brush size
and brush over the chin revealing the
fur through the layer mask to mask out
the fur from the chin press X to invert
your foreground and background colors
and brush over those areas
make the whiskers layer visible and
active drag it to the top hide the layer
and open your channels panel control
click or command click on the face shape
to make a selection of it and open back
up the layers panel make the lower Tiger
face active and zoom in to the whiskers
open your Spot Healing Brush and make it
size 10 pixels with a hardness of a
hundred percent brush over the whiskers
to fill them with the surrounding pixels
it doesn't have to be perfect since
we're going to replace them with the
whiskers we saved earlier
delete the selection and fit your image
back onto your canvas make the whiskers
visible and active
make its opacity 70% and make a copy of
it go to edit transform and flip
press v2 open your move tool and press
and hold shift as you drag it to the
make your subjects face active and make
a copy of it
drag the copy to the top and change its
blend mode to soft light go to the face
layer mask and press and hold alt or
option as you drag a copy of it next to
your subject as I toggle back and forth
you can see how much brighter it is this
is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
thanks for watching
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I'm going to show you how to add animal features
to a human face.
I provided this image of a tiger, so you can follow along. Its link
is located in the video description or project
files. Choose a high resolution, focused photo
of a person looking straight into the camera.
I downloaded this one from Shutterstock.com.
We need to make a selection just around the
face. To zoom in closer, press "z" on your
keyboard to open your Zoom Tool and drag a
rectangle over the area. There are many ways
to make selections, but for this example,
I'll use the Magnetic Lasso Tool.
I'll carefully drag the Tool over the edge of the cheeks and chin and continue over the hair. The path
over over hair doesn’t have to be that accurate.
Once it connects to the first anchor point,
it'll turn into a selection. To refine the
selection over the hair, go to Select
and Refine Edge. I did an in-depth tutorial
on Refine Edge, so I won't be going over all
the details here.
Check Smart Radius and increase
the Radius to approximately 7 pixels.
Brush over the hairline and release.
Choose "Selection" and click OK.
The quick mask instantly reverts to a selection.
Go to Select and Save Selection.
Type in "Face" and click OK or press Enter
or Return. Press Ctrl or Cmd + D to deselect
it. To see your saved selection, open the
Channels panel. If you don't see it, go to
Windows and Channels. At the bottom of the
panel, you should see a black and white thumbnail
of your shape with the word, "Face" next to
it. We'll be using this channel later. Open
your Layers panel. We'll make your subject's
face into a displacement map which we'll use
to wrap the animal's fur around your subject's
face. To do this, click the icon at the upper,
right of the Layers panel and click "Duplicate
Layer". Click New and type in "Displacement". Then, click OK.
Since Displacement maps look best when they're slightly blurred,
go to Filter, Blur and Gaussian Blur.
I'll blur it 5 pixels, however,
you may want to use
a different amount based on your photo's resolution.
Then, click OK or press Enter or Return.
Go to File and Save As. Save it to your Desktop as a .PSD file.
Then, click "Save"
and close the file.
Open the tiger photo I provided.
Just as we did for the person's face, we need
to make a selection around it. This time,
I'll use the Lasso Tool. Draw a path around
and go to Select and Refine Edge.
Check Smart Radius and drag the Radius all
the way to the right. Make the Contrast: 20%
and output it as a New Layer.
Let's make a selection around the whiskers, so we can add
it as a separate layer. Click off the eyeball
of the cut-out face to hide it and click the
thumbnail of the original tiger to make the
layer active. Open your Zoom Tool and zoom
into the whiskers.
Go to Select and Color
Range. Select "Highlights" and click OK.
Press "Q" to convert the selection into a quick mask. Open your Brush Tool and use a small
size brush with an opacity of 100%. Carefully
brush over the areas around the whiskers until
only the whiskers are showing. Convert the
quick mask into a selection and as before,
go to Select and Refine Edge. Feather it .5 pixels.
Save it as a Selection and click OK.
Click the New Layer icon to make a new layer.
Let's rename it, "Whiskers".
We'll fill the selection of the whiskers with white and since white is the background color,
press Ctrl or Cmd + Delete.
Then, deselect it.
To place the cut-out tiger face and the
whiskers into your subject's document, make
the top layer visible and Shift-click on the
thumbnail to highlight both layers. Press
"v" to open your Move Tool. Drag the layers
up onto the tab of your subject's face and
without releasing your computer mouse or pen, drag
it down onto the subject and release. Press
Ctrl of Cmd + T to open your Transform Tool.
Before we size and position the tiger, let's
reduce its opacity, so we can see the person's
face behind 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. Position it so the noses and the mouths are
lined up. Then, press Enter or Return.
Click the thumbnail of the tiger to make the layer
active. Open back your Transform Tool
and click the Warp icon. The Warp command lets
you drag control points to manipulate the
shape of images, shapes and paths. We're going
to warp the face of the tiger to align itself
with the features of the person's face. Drag
the control points so the pupils are positioned
over each eye of your subject. Drag the control
points at the top and the corners, so the
fur extends a bit past the person's hairline.
Make sure the eyes are aligned correctly after
you warp other areas of the tiger's face.
Press Ctrl or Cmd + 0 to see the entire bounding
box. Continue to align the tiger's face to
Then, press Enter or Return.
Increase the opacity back to 100%.
I’m sure you noticed that the name of my tiger layer is different than yours.
When I was doing
this video, I made some modifications and
forgot to change the name back, however, it
doesn’t affect the layer itself.
Make a copy of the tiger by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + J.
Temporarily, hide the Whiskers layer. Let's rename the lower tiger, "Chin" and hide the layer.
Make the top tiger active.
Go to Filter, Distort and Displace. Make the
Horizontal and Vertical Scales 5 each, Stretch
to Fit and Repeat Edge Pixels. Then, click
OK. Click the Displacement file and click
"Open". The animal's face made a subtle, but
important shift in its contours. Change the
Blend Mode to Multiply.
Open the Channels panel and Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on the black and white thumbnail
to make a selection of
the face shape that you saved earlier. Open
back up the Layers panel and click the Layer
mask icon to make a layer mask of the selection
next to the active layer. Next, we'll reveal
your subject's eyes and mouth. Open your Brush
Tool and make the brush size approximately
30 pixels and the Hardness: 0%. The Opacity
is 100%. Open your Zoom Tool and zoom into
the eyes. To move the image, press and hold
the Space bar as you drag your document. Press
"B" to open back your Brush Tool and brush
inside the eyes.
Drag your image up to see
Reduce the brush's opacity to 50%
and brush over the lips.
To brush back in areas of the tiger fur, press "x" on your keyboard
to invert the foreground and background
colors and then brush back in the fur.
To fit your entire image back on your canvas,
press Ctrl or Cmd + 0.
Make the Chin layer visible and active.
Drag the layer to the
top of the Layers panel. Click the Layer mask
icon to make a layer mask next to it. Invert
the layer mask by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + I.
Adjust your brush size
and brush over the
chin revealing the fur through the layer mask.
To mask out the fur from the chin, press "x"
to invert your foreground and background colors
and brush over those areas. Make the Whiskers
layer visible and active. Drag it to the top.
Hide the layer and open your Channels panel.
Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on the face shape
to make a selection of it and open back up
the Layers panel. Make the lower, tiger face
active and zoom into the whiskers.
Open your Spot Healing Brush and make its size 10 pixels
with a Hardness of 100%. Brush over the whiskers
to fill them in the surrounding pixels. It
doesn't have to be perfect, since we're going to replace them with the whiskers we saved earlier.
Delete the selection and fit your
image back onto your canvas.
Make the Whiskers visible and active.
Make its opacity 70% and make a copy of it.
Go to Edit, Transform and Flip Horizontal.
Press "v" to open your Move
Tool and press and hold Shift as you drag
it to to the left. Make your subject's face
active and make a copy of it. Drag the copy
to the top and change its Blend Mode to Soft
Light. Go to the face layer mask and press
and Alt or Option as you drag a copy of it
next to your subject. As I toggle back and
forth, you can see how much brighter it is.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
Thanks for watching!