Fun With Facial Hair

Photoshop provides a pretty easy way to make some fairly realistic looking facial hair. This tutorial will show you how fun and easy it is to add facial hair to a photo.

Select the Brush tool [B] and under the Brush menu find the Dune Brush and select it.

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TIP: You can choose to view your brushes by selecting “Text Only” from your brush menu.

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Use the Eyedropper tool [I] and sample the color of your person’s hair. Hold the [Alt] and sample another, slightly different, color of your person’s hair.

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Now we’re going to go through the wonderful Brushes Palette. You can open it by going to [Window > Brushes] or by pressing [F5].

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This is where all the magic happens. Under “Shape Dynamics” we’re going to: increase the Angle Jitter a bit, decrease the Roundness Jitter a bit, and check both the Flip X Jitter and Flip Y Jitter checkboxes.

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Under “Scattering” we can control how dense we want the hair to be. We’re going to start her off with a little 5′o click shadow. So I’ll set the Scatter to around 200% and the Count to 2.

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Under “Color Dynamics” I’m just going to increase the Hue Jitter slightly.

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Now I’ll just create a new layer [Ctrl + Shift + N] and decrease my brush size to something small… like 5 or 6. Then just start painting in the appropriate areas.

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Now let’s say we wanted to make the hair a little thicker. All we have to do is increase the Brushe size slightly (8 or 9 here) and start painting again.

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Just keep playing with the “Scattering” settings, Brush size, and color to get different types of hair. You can even play around with the Layer modes and duplicating the layers.

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See? So much fun.

UPDATE

Since a few people were having troubles with the brushes, you can download my brushes here: psLAB Brushes. You might see a few extra brushes, but the hair one is at the bottom.

Comments Spill 5 Comments »

  1. December 17, 2008 9:05 amsarah

    i love this tutorial with it ive been editing famous people all night for a laugh and my brother thought it was real!!!! it was amazing

  2. December 19, 2008 12:25 amKishore

    Nice Tutorial, I use this tutorial for some 3d works

  3. March 17, 2009 12:53 amS.M.Wasi

    I happy those people,who want always happy other.
    I really appraciate this tutorials.

  4. March 25, 2009 7:08 pmJohn

    Lol i used this to see if I would look good with a goatee, turns out I look better without one

  5. March 29, 2009 10:06 amE.D

    wow, this is a quick, and fun tutorial. :) I like it. haha.

 
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