How to Draw Makeup in Photoshop

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How you will draw makeup in Photoshop depends largely on exactly what type of makeup you're trying to draw. Draw makeup in Photoshop with help from a well-versed web, graphic and illustrative designer in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Alex Cecilio. I'm a Graphic Artist and I'm going to show you how to put makeup on a face in Photoshop. So, what I've done here is I've actually taken a picture of myself in Photo Booth and I would recommend you do this too just to get the idea for, you know, how makeup will look on yourself or and this is you can just like add it into a photo. So, the first thing you're going to do is you're going to go down to and if your layers, suppose your layers aren't open, you can go to window, layers or you can push F7 and this will give you this window right here which is the layers panel. And you're going to want to go to this little button down here which is create a new layer and click that. So, now you've got this layer and we're going to start off with is the eyes; so, I'm going to zoom in and you can, if you have your magnifying glass selected, you can draw a square around the area that you're going to be working on. So, then, you're going to go to your paint brush tool and sometimes it'll actually look more like this, so, just hold this button down and select paint brush tool. And then, go up to your options up here and make your opacity like 50 percent or yeah, 49 is even better because you're going to be messing with, if you're going to make a look, make like makeup, you're going to want it look, to look realistic. And you're going to want to turn your brush down, depending on how big your image is; my image is actually not very big, so I'm going to add just some basic brown eye shadow. So, I'm going to zoom into this eye and this actually, you can, if, if this happens, this grid thing you can just go to, to view and then show and then I guess, it's showing now, but sometimes a, a grid will show up and you can get rid of it by just clicking grid. But, in this case, that means I've zoomed in so close that it needs to put a grid. So, I'm going to zoom in on one eye and make myself zoom out. So, paintbrush tool and then just start painting pretty much and as you notice the opacity like I said is down. And don't be discouraged if this happens, you know, 'cause you can just go back erase it because you've added a new layer, it's not even touching your painting. And so, you can continue to do this. And if you're thinking it's kind of looking a little messy or you know, you're like, "Ah, it doesn't look real", you can always change the mode of your layer. And you do this by going to, up at to your layers and in here I've normal selected; you can do multiply and what this is going to do is kind of make it so it shows through the paint and actually this is kind of what you're going to want for eye shadow and anything you're adding to your eyes or cheeks. So then, you've got this and it's kind of looks blocky, so what I'm going to do is I'm going to this little button right here and it's right below the paint bucket tool. You hold down the blur tool and you go to the smudge tool and then, that's when you can really make it start to look real by smudging it and really getting that look you're trying to get. So, that way it's kind of like you're actually wearing makeup here. So, I'm going to zoom out. And if I didn't have multiply on it, it would look like this and that's not what you like. So, and then, so I've got this and what I literally can do is just go to this button which is your marquee tool which will help you select spots that maybe you want to copy which is in my case what I want to do. So, I'm going to do that, I'm going to select the eye and I'm going to select the selection tool and hold down option and literally drag it right across like that. Go back to your marquee tool, free transform it and you hold down option and if it's not free transformed, you can hold down option; go to free transform and then you can hold down control again and you can select horizontal and that way you've got an identical horizontal. And then, actually copy this; don't actually let is set yet, so push command C, delete it, add a new layer and then add it on top and then you can multiply that. And already like, it's starting to look different. So, now, what I'm going to do is just add some color to my lips here and you're going to do the exact the same thing, just select a different color. So, I'm going to select something whacky and just paint right over my lips and depending on what color you choose, it'll be darker or lighter. In this case, you're going to actually want, you're going to probably want to make sure that there isn't a whole lot of overlapping like I'm trying really had to avoid right now; just because your opacity is down, so that means the, the chances of overlap are pretty high. So, literally what you can do is do what I'm doing, you just color the whole mouth and then, you can do your multiply again. And if you're getting that overlap, you just smudge it out with the smudge tool like I told you. Hold down blur, go to smudge and then you can smudge these so that it looks a little bit more realistic. So, it's starting to look a little bit more and now I'm actually realizing the shape of my lips by doing this. Alright. And then, and there you've got your makeup. My name is Alex and this is how you draw makeup in Photoshop. Thank you.


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