In this tutorial, you’ll learn some techniques that professional photo editors use to add or fix makeup on photos of people.
Step 1. First, open up your image you want to work with. Make sure it is of a person (a closeup portrait preferably) and that their eyes and complexion are visible and suitable for working with. High quality and large pictures are also good for working with because you will need to be able to zoom in with good quality present. Photos above 2MPs will be fine. No camera phone photos though!
Step 2. Next, create a new layer and name it makeup layer.
Step 3. Now Choose black from the Swatches palette. Then select the paint brush tool located on the vertical menu bar. Choose a brush size that is appropriate to the size of the eyes in the photograph. If you work with a brush that is too big, the makeup will lose detail, and if its too small, it will be easy to make mistakes and it will take quite a long time to do. Do make sure the opacity percentage of the paint brush tool is set to 25%. Choose soft light as well.
Step 4. Begin creating and painting the dark black of the eye shadow around both of the eyes. Try to do the eye shadow in one click, meaning do not unclick and start painting again. This will make the makeup look awfully uneven and smudgy. You want to paint an even amount of eye shadow around each eye. Also, feel free to paint as far and wide around the eye as neccessary. It’s also what looks good for your photo.
Step 5. Now, select the smudge tool, also located on the nifty vertical menu bar. Select the strength settings to 30%. Now smudge the eye shadow coloring from the previous step (step 5) so that it blends well with the eyes. Stay only on the colored part as well.
Step 6. This step will show you how to do the eyeliner. Choose the paint brush tool. Choose a smaller brush size that is proportionate to the lining around the eyes. Set the opacity of the paint brush tool to 70%.
Step 7. With black still being used as your color, now begin painting around the edges of the eyes, like eyeliner.
Step 8. Next, select the smudge tool again. Keep it on the same settings as in step 6 with a strength of 25%. Smudge the eyeliner in strokes going away from the eye, blending it outwards. Remember to keep that mouse clicked! Smudge just enough, but not too much or it will be noticable.
Then you’re done! The person in your photograph should now have some great eye shadow and eyeliner. This is how professional photo editors do it too!