What would be better than to show your Grandmother that you can make her younger!
This is what we’re learning on today’s tutorial
First let’s open this image:
Duplicate de layer Layer > Duplicate layer or just hit CTRL + J. Invert that Layer. Image > Adjustments > Invert or hit CTRL + i. Set the layer mode to Vivid Light.
Next go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the radius to: 0,5**NOTE: If you’re working with a larger image you’ll probably need a diferent value for the radius. The trick is to blur up to the point where you can see the lines that define the eyes, nose and mouth. If you get to that point, you’re OK. You can see what I’m talking about in the image below.
then we need to add a High Pass Filter. To do this go to Filter > other > high Pass and set 2,1 for the radius.
In this step don’t pay atention to the fact that the eyes and mouth are also blurring, we’ll remove that later just try to get the skin as smooth and real as you can.
Next we add a Layer Mask to our layer. Go to Layer > Layer Mask > Hide all
You should see a black rectangle next to the image thumbnail. That’s fine, you didn’t lose all the work you’ve been doing, it’s just hidden. To make it appear again we need to use a Soft Brush and white as foreground color.
Click on the mask thumbnail (the black rectangle on the layers panel) and start painting over the skin parts. You’ll see that the effect comes back only on the skin.
if you’re doing this the right way you’ll see that the shape of a face starts appearing on that layer mask. When you finish with the skin of the face and neck lower the opacity of the mask to 60%.
and this is the final result:
Probably she doesn’t look 30 years younger, but we gave her a fresher look.