I don’t know if you find that there are many emojis in our chat history that are particularly interesting. Some of them have panda ears, but there is a human face on them. Have you ever been interested in this face changing technology?
Look at the portrait above. If I tell you this is a composite picture, would you not believe it? That’s right. In this picture, we used the face of another portrait for synthesis. If you look around the face carefully, you will find a little clue. But don’t care about that little detail. You just need to remember that when you first see this picture, you will not hesitate to think that this is a complete original picture is enough.
- Dermabrasion and Make the Skin Smooth.
1. Open the portrait 1 material and use the shortcut key—”CTRL+J” to copy a layer.
2. Open the portrait 2 material. What we need to do today is to replace another portrait with the face of this image. Zoom in on the image and observe the facial skin of the two figures. It can be seen that the skin of the first portrait is finer, while the skin of the second portrait is coarser. When the two images are combined, the difference will be larger. So, we need to dermabrasion the two portraits to make the skin smooth.
3. Use the shortcut key—”CTRL+J” to copy a portrait. Click the small eye in front of the layer 1 to close the layer. Select the original background layer. In the menu bar, execute [Filter]—[Blur]— [Gaussian Blur]. Set the radius value to 1.8.
4. Click the small blank part in front of the layer 1 to open the layer 1. Click the third symbol in the lower right corner, and add a layer mask to layer 1. Select the layer mask. Select the brush tool in the left toolbar. Set the hardness to 0. Click the color block in the lower left corner, and set the foreground color to black. Then apply it on the face.
Remember, the eyes and eyebrows are not smeared!
5. Right-click the layer 1 and select the Merge Down. Use the same method to polish portrait 1 and set the radius value of the Gaussian blur to 4.5. After processing, use the shortcut key—”CTRL+J” to copy a layer.
- Transfer the Face
6. Below we need to select the face of Portrait 2. Use the lasso tool in the toolbar on the left to select the approximate area of the face. Click once on the third symbol in the lower right corner to add the layer to a layer mask. Then select the move tool in the left toolbar to move the face to the portrait 1.
7. Use the shortcut key—”CTRL+T” to load the face into the free transform box. Hold down the shift key while dragging the four corners of the transform box to zoom in and out of the graph. At the same time, rotate the image and adjust the position of the image so that its position and size are not incompatible with the background image. Press Enter.
- Modify the Edge of the Face
8. Press and hold the alt key while scrolling the mouse wheel to enlarge the picture. It can be seen that the edge part of the upper face image contains too many details, and poor fusion may appear in the later processing. So, let’s adjust the edge part. Click the thumbnail of the layer mask, select the brush tool in the toolbar on the left. Set the size of the brush to 200px and the hardness to 100%, and then erase the extra part of the edge.
9. Now, we need to delete part of the background layer covered under the face to facilitate subsequent operations. Hold down the ctrl key and click on the thumbnail of the layer mask to load the face into the selection. Execute [Select]-[Adjust]-[Contract] in the upper menu bar, and set the “Contract By” to 40 pixels. Click ok.
10. Click the layer 1 with the mouse and click the delete key to delete the selected area. Use the shortcut key—”CTRL+D” to cancel the selection.
11. Now, we can see that the edge of the upper face is still relatively rigid and difficult to blend into the background portrait. In this case, we need to use a soft-edged eraser to wipe off the edges to make the whole picture blend into one.
Select the layer mask. Select the brush tool in the left toolbar. Set the size to 50px, and adjust the hardness to 0. Select layer 1 and turn off the background layer. Use the eraser to erase a circle around the face. But be careful not to erase the transition to expose the middle blank part of the layer below.
- Image Fusion
12. Execute [Image]—[Adjust]— [Match Color] in the menu bar. Set the relevant parameters to make the two layers more integrated.
13. Hold down the ctrl key and select layer 1 and layer 2 at the same time. In the menu bar, execute [Edit]— [Auto-Blend layers]. Select panorama. Check the following two parameters—Seamless Tones and Colors, Content-Aware Fill Transparent Areas. And click OK.
14. As you can see, our composite picture is completed. The color of the whole picture is consistent, without any sense of violation, and the modification is very successful!
Combining two different portraits together, using the face of one person plus the facial features of the other person, it becomes another image. Is it very interesting? This is what we are learning today.
So, will it be very difficult to make such a picture? Or will you learn it soon? I only know that when you open Photoshop and start the actual operation, then everything will be solved! So now, try it by yourself!