A couple of people have asked me to make a tutorial for my recentbobblehead entry so here it is:OK First of all here is the original source I used for the bobblehead entry:
The first thing I did was take the smudge tool on 100% opacity and usingthe normal brush I just smudged very gently all over the face in tinycircles to create a smoothed look.I also used Filter/Blur/Smart Blur and masked out the areas I still wanted tobe crisp and clearFinally I used Filter/Noise/Reduce Noise for the nostrils and finer areasNow that the skin is smooth it is ready for the next step (plastification)
I spent a good few hours looking for "Blythe Doll" sources on Flickr. Thesedolls look really creepy but they have an awesome plastic feel to them.Taking the shine circled below I copied this and pasted as a new layer:
I then desaturated it, applied a light gaussian blur and, resized it andset the blending mode to lighten. (Note I only had to desaturate in thiscase as the skin tones were so different, I may have also adjusted thelevels slightly too to match the tones)
I tried to imagine which parts of the image would reflect and the areaunder his left eye looked like a good place to start so working from thissource I cut out this area and pasted as a new layer:
I then masked around the edges, applied a slight gaussian blur and set theblending mode to lighten.
Next I wanted a bit more of an interesting reflection so using this source I copiedthe circled area and pasted as a new layer:
I masked around the edges and again set the blending mode to lighten, I alsoadded a slight hue adjustment layer to it to match the colors of the other reflections(If you look at the final result they have a slight purple tint around the white highlights)
Next I wanted some reflections that really popped, so taking this sourceI copied the reflections from her nose and pasted them as a new layer.
I only needed to set the blending mode to lighten and mask round theedges as the skin tones were pretty similar. The part just above the lipis a duplication of this layer and then Transform/Warp to make it flowbetter.
I took this section of this image, copied and pasted as a new layer
I set the blending mode to overlay and masked around the edges
The eyes still appeared to be too life like so taking this source imageI copied this eye and pasted as a new layer.
I adjusted the hue/saturation so that the colors matched Billie's realeyes
As for the hair it was taken from this lego man and masked out as anew layer.
I had to adjust the hair using Filter/Liquify as it was off centre and toosquare:
Finally as you can see the eyebrows and eyelashes are also different:
They were taken from this source, I had to add a few more stands tothe eyebrows with the smudge tool to match Billie's eyebrows.The eye lashes were set to multiply
...and here is the final result.
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