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Monday, May 3, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Masking Photo Tutorial

*Supplies Needed*

PSP - and a photo image of your choice 

Go to the bottom of this tutorial to see
an before and after example
Open your chosen image in psp

I used an older picture of my son and daughter

duplicate your image - we will be working on the duplicate

go to adjust - add remove noise - despeckle

then go to adjust - add remove noise - Texture Preserving smooth
amount of correction 50  ok

go to adjust - blur - Gaussian blur - set to 4

then go to adjust - add remove noise - add noise
using these settings - Gaussian ticked Noise 4 Monochrome ticked

on your duplicate layer right click on the layer and select
New mask layer - select from image
select your image from the drop down ok

you will be working on the new mask layer
change your foreground to black
make sure now that the new mask layer is activated

activate your air brush tool - now comes the fun part :)

you will want to use a round brush - size will depend on your image..

let's start with the eyes, I set my brush to size 10

use the brush to go over just the eyes, and eyelashes,
then the eyebrows
adjusting your brush size accordingly

then do the lips and hair and clothing, but do not do the skin
or you will brush away the smoothness

when all finished with your brushing merge visible

There are many ways to edit photos,
this is just one of the ways I like to do it.

the reason for the masking is to bring back the brightness
of the eyes, eyelashes, brows, hair, clothing
but makes for a smooth skin effect

Hope you found my tutorial useful

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