Beard Brush Photoshop | Building Realistic Facial Hair In Photoshop

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Building Realistic Facial Hair In Photoshop

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Today we can learn how to create highly realistic facial hair like this in Photoshop. So without any further ado, let’s get started so here we are for Japanese man and download this photo and follow along. Check the links in the description. Have a look at this photo. Have a look at the existing facial hair and just so, you know, let me tell you the secret. The secret to creating the most realistic facial hair is creating the most realistic brush for the hair and the secret to creating the most realistic brush is to create the brush from something real make sense. Let me make it sense for you. What if I tell Photoshop OK? Photoshop, let’s sample this hair and create a brush out of this hair and add some variations to that brush so that when we paint this randomness is automatically created, so let’s do that. Create a brush from an existing hair. Let’s zoom in and let’s sample a hair, which is clean, which is representative of all of the hair with it so. I think this hair would be a perfect contender. This one or this one? This one has a little bit of something over there. You don’t want? This hair looks fine, but it has something. We need to clean that up, but that’s ok. Let’s select the rectangular marquee tool and let’s just make a selection of that particular here and then press ctrl or command. J. Okay, just work on this. Turn off this layer. We don’t need anything else. We just need to work on this and create a brush out of it. Okay, set the background color to white, click on the adjustment layer icon and choose solid color and choose white. Okay, and let’s turn this black and white click on the adjustment layer icon and let’s add a say anything hue/saturation and take away the saturation over there and on the top of this one, so this is the hair over there, and we need to make it in such a way so that the hair is completely black and everything else is white, so let’s add a curve’s adjustment layer and using this slider, Take it left and just to end the hair starts to go away stop. This is all right over there. It starts to go away over here. Stop and this slider Take it from the left to right, and when the hair parts of the hair goes completely black, stop a good way to find this out is holding the alt or option and take it to the right. Just when you see the dots on the hair stop. So at this point, we see the dots. We will stop just at this point. That looks perfectly fine. Now let’s build the hair and remove these side distractions. All you have to do. Select the hair. You can use the eraser or the mask. Whatever is your favorite? Click on the mask button. Take the brush. Make sure the foreground color is black, make the brush smaller and just paint these areas in black increase the flow 100% you can also keep the flow a little low and just paint in these areas like that. Make sure there are no distractions on the side. Just the hair, nothing else. We might have to zoom in even more and remove this particular distraction from there. This distraction, let’s make it a little pointed like that, and that’s pretty much good. That looks good. Remove it! I know this is okay. We are done, lets. Zoom out, let’s zoom in. We just zoomed out by accident. Let’s zoom into the! Hey, where did the hair go? Let’s zoom in, let’s figure out lets. Find out okay there. We have the hair actually, when we press ctrl or command + – sometimes. I press the end button and it goes just to the end of the page to the corner. Make sure you don’t press the end so there. We have it so all we need to do is to create a new layer. Press ctrl alt shift. E now this is merge layer of everything. Everything merged everything that you see in the canvas right now merged in one layer, select the rectangular marquee – and make a selection of this and then go to edit define brush preset. So there you have it. You have created the brush over there. You can name it. Whatever you want, lets hey! I see a distraction over there. Make sure there is no this action, okay. I’ll just go ahead and take the brush and simply pin that area with white. See another distraction over there? Make sure there is no distraction. Okay, let’s zoom out and let’s see if there’s any other distraction. Now this to make selection and then edit define brush preset. That’s perfectly fine and let’s name. It beard 1 hit, enter and there. You have the brush now. If you paint with it with black selected, see the same exact same thing increased the flow. The same thing right now. Let’s go ahead and delete all of this. We don’t need it anymore. Let’s turn this on now. We need to sample a color from this, so click on this one and let’s sample a color like that, it’s okay. We can take care of color later. We can change the color later. Don’t worry about it right now. Let’s hit! OK now! If you’ve paint over here with this on a new layer, click on the new layer icon and let’s create a new layer and then if you paint with it, it kind of is this way. It doesn’t look right, does it? So it doesn’t go to Windows Brush settings? Now, your whole objective. Let me just zoom in and let me put it to the side. Your whole objective is to match this area of the brush settings to that of this area because right now we want to create a beard line over there. So we need to match this area to this area. That’s your whole objective, right, so let’s start with shape dynamics and let’s increase the size jitter 200% Now, what does jitter means? Jitter simply means variation to what degree do you want variation when you paint so when you paint it right now it’s a small and you paint it again. It’s big when you paint it again, it’s bigger. So how much of a variation you want That is jitter and science determines. How much of a variation you want in size? There’s another thing called opacity jitter. How much of a variation you need in opacity? Okay, so, science jitter. That’s fine now. You need to determine minimum diameter. You cannot have hair as small as a molecule. You cannot have that. There’s the minimum size of the hair. You want for the beard? So you need to determine the sighs now? What is the minimum size? Have a look at this hair. So this is the hair that you sampled, right. This one is the hair that you sample and find the smallest hair that you can find over here. So this is the smallest hair. This hair is how much percentage of this this herons. I guess 30% or 40% of this, so we will select something like 30 or 40 person. Let’s choose 42% and that’s fine, Okay, now, angle jitter. How much of a variation in angle do you want? Do not increase it all the way to hundred? The beard is not growing all the way it’s not, so let’s increase it just a bit, see? You need to match it with this. I guess four percent is fine. Have a look, this should match now. Don’t flip X&Y right now because it’s not cross hatching. I’ll tell you one more way in which you don’t have to flip it. I’ll tell you one secret later, but right now let’s make sure the angle is four percent and everything off. Now let’s come to scattering increase the scatter. This one should match with this one. Okay, scatter, see, it should match. Let’s move a little bit. This much is fine. I guess, all right. This is fine now. Let’s come to transfer. Let’s increase the opacity jitter 200% and that looks good and make not hundred percent. We don’t want a hair to be like, With ten percent opacity or five percent opacity. We wanted to be visible, so let’s increase it to like 70 percent. That’s fine now, very important thing, and this is very, very, very important. If you come to shape dynamics, and then there is angle jitter. Inside of angle jitter. There is something called control and control. You can send this. You can keep it off. You can also set this to something called direction. Now, what do we mean by direction if you paint in this direction? And that’s why you don’t have to check flip? X&y jitter. If you paint in this direction, see, the hair is coming out from one direction. If you paint top from bottom, the hair is coming out from this direction, so you can control the direction of hair by painting in whatever direction you desire, okay, so, at this point, if I paint straight, it’s coming in that direction. You can also go ahead, Go to brush tip shape and just change the direction, just a little bit like that If you want to, and there you have it if you paint in this direction, it’s coming out straight. Let’s make it a little more like that, okay. That looks great now. Once you’re done with all of those settings, you can also go ahead and increase the spacing’s. Because if you don’t if the spacing is low, you don’t want to paint it in one. Go like that, you don’t want to do that. So let’s increase the spacing to somewhere around like so 33% and start painting over there. Okay, close it and simply start painting over there like that. Let’s increase the spacing even more go to windows brush settings. Let’s increase it even more your. We don’t want to make it in one. Go just paint in one direction. Do not paint this way and then this way, see the directions change, and that’s why we checked on direction so that we have complete control of direction. And when we paint over here, we will paint in this direction. Okay, keep that in mind. And that area will be of different color. Zoom in, and don’t worry about the color right now. Zoom out! It’s too much zoomed in. See this here is coming out of any some random direction. We don’t want that to happen, So you paint in this direction. Only do not paint in any random direction that will look strange. Don’t do that, so make sure to paint in just one direction. You can add some extra hair over there, and as you go down, you have to add some extra hair over this because that area’s going off so more hairs will appear right, so as you can see in the corners, there are a lot affairs. It doesn’t actually have so many hairs, but the angle is such that it appears so for example. If you look at my side, it doesn’t have that much hair. It isn’t that dense, but if I move my head this way, it looks denser because the angle is such. You’re seeing more hair, right, so as you go down, you have to add more hair over there and make sure to maintain the direction. Do not ignore it right now. I know the color of the hair looks funky, and we need to change that and make sure to paint in one direction. You do not paint in this direction. Hold the mouse down paint in the opposite direction. Do not do it. It will look bad, okay. Don’t do it just paint one direction. So there we go, it’s all done. Have a look at it before, and after we zoom out, it looks so damn realistic. Before after now, there are some hairs which we have printed extra by mistake. Have a look before after these hairs. We need to remove them. We can create a mask. Take the brush and this time. Choose a normal brush, but before you choose a normal brush, remember? This is not saved, save it. I know this one is saved, But with those settings, it’s not saved. Open up the brush settings again and let’s just save it. Click on this button. Save button and you can name beard. Okay, you name anything bearding and let’s name it something and hit. OK, and once you save it once you’re saving it, make sure this is checked. Include two settings. If you have already saved it now that’s done now. Let’s take care of color right here. The color looks very strange because the color of the hair here is different. Let’s create a solid color adjustment layer, click on the adjustment layer icon and choose solid color. Choose any color that you like hit. OK, and then create a clipping mask by holding the alt or option alt for windows option for Mac and then click on the line between them. This will limit the color just to the beer. Now we can double click on it and change the color to whatever you like. We need to darken it, so click on. B, let’s darken it a bit now. That looks like something. If you want to increase the saturation and can do that as we’ll take on the saturation like that. If you want to change that you can do that as well, but in this area. The hair looks alright, But as we gradually go down, the hair doesn’t look, right. We need to change the color over here. How do we do that it? OK, again! Simply take the brush and take the normal round brush a soft round brush, create one more layer and clip it as well by holding the alt or option. Click on the line between it and take a sample of this color and just simply paint over this area like that, see? The beard is just painted in that color. And there you have it before after now. That looks natural, doesn’t it? But you can also do. You can also go ahead. Create a new lip right in here and you can remove these extra hairs that we don’t want. You can use the regular healing brush and just take a sample by holding the alt or option. Make sure all layers is checked and then remove those extra hair from there. That’s something which you can also do in this, and you can name this hair removal or anything like that and name this hair removal and you can remove those extra hairs which you do not want over there, right, so that’s what we were looking for, but it still doesn’t look realistic. It still doesn’t look realistic because this is an image with a shallow depth of field, which means that in this area have a look, it’s completely in focus as we move towards the edge of the face. It’s out of focus the beard. It’s all out of focus. If you have a look, it’s it’s also sharp. This cannot be sharp. Have a look at this. It’s also sharp over here and it’s all blurred out the ones that we created. You can name this facial hair before after this has to be blurred on the edge, so we need to blur it out. So how do we blur it out simple first, go ahead and convert this into a smart object so that we can change the values later. Okay, go to filter convert for Smart. Filters hit OK now. Let’s apply a tilt shift. Blood, go to filter blur, gallery and tilt shift now. How does the tilt shift work? Let us understand that this is the line where the blur starts. This is the line where blur is zero pixels. This is the line where blur is 15 pixels or whatever value you choose over here right now. It’s at 15 similarly on the opposite side. This is the line where it’s zero. This is the line where it is 15 or whatever. Well, now, let’s move the point to this and rotate it in the direction of the blur, like so in such directions, and we don’t want blur in this direction. No, we just want blur on the left hand side, so let’s increase it all the way. Take it away from them, which we don’t want. You just wanted on this side. Let’s move it a little bit and let’s start the blur from this particular area. Let’s end the blur here, okay, and choose a less value since two months. Let’s zoom in and let’s choose a proper. Valley for this particular area. How about that Valley that looks much more realistic convincing? Let’s choose six. Yes, that is good, but I’ll go with four. Yeah, four looks good, lets. Start over there. Yes, that is good. That is convincing, lets. Go for five now. You need to test and try different values over there, and once you’re satisfied to go with the value. Yeah, that is done, hit okay now. That is processed. Have a look at this before after now, you can go ahead and add more hair. If you want to so you can create new layers and in the same process, you can add more hair. Just keep in mind one thing. If you’re adding here. Just simply let me show you something. If you are adding here, let’s choose that brush bearding. If you’re painting something around here, make sure to paint in a proper direction. If we paint in this particular direction, it doesn’t look right, but if we paint from bottom to top like that, it starts looking good, so find out what direction you need to paint and depending on the area, the directions will change, so keep in mind just the direction and everything there will be good. So this is the final result. This is something I did. I painted some extra hair. It takes some time, but it gives a really really realistic result, so that’s pretty much it for this video. That’s how to create highly realistic facial hair in Photoshop and always remember the secret to creating the realistic hair is to create a realistic brush and the secret to creating the realistic brush is to sample from is to create a brush from the image itself just to sum it up. First of all, you need to find the Uni discount for that Perfect hair, which you can use as a sample for the brush. Once you find that perfect hair, Keep it on its own layer. Bring it on its own layer and turn off the land, which is the subject is then make it black and white use curves, erase it. Do whatever you want, but the objective is. We need a black hair on a white background. Do that all you need to do? Bring out a black hair on a white background, then create a merged layer of all of that select that area go to edit define brush preset create a brush of that particular sample. Then delete all those junk that you have created turn on the subject layer and then go to brush settings under the windows menu. Okay, windows brush settings. Your objective is to get the texture of the brush as if it is right there on the image. Okay, move those sliders, the jitters and all that stuff you need that texture inside the brush settings to match with that of the existing facial hair as in this case. It is the mustache, okay. We matched it with this particular area. After you do that painting, you can always go ahead. Use clipping masks to change the color and at the end. If the portrait has shallow depth of field, don’t forget to blur the areas which are away from the face. I hope this video helped you. If it did do, consider sharing it and like it and don’t forget to subscribe and not you subscribe, wring the verses that you don’t miss any other future tips, tricks and tutorials. I’ll see you guys when I expand till then Stay tuned and make sure that you keep creating [Music] you?