How to make 2 Face Designs in Photoshop ?

We all have a Hero, whom we praise, appreciate, applaud & wish to match their skill sets. We also have an another self within, don’t we? We sometimes wish to represent ourselves with both the faces viz., the actual one which is visible to the outer world  & the one we are deep within.

Thanks to Adobe Photoshop, we can actually do this now. Follow the step-by-step tutorial below to make a 2 face picture in Adobe Photoshop:

1. Open your Original image & the face to be merged in Photoshop

Original Picture
Original Picture

 

2nd face
2nd face

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This can be done by opening the file from within the software or by right clicking on the image & selecting “Open with Adobe Photoshop“.

2. Select the face & paste it on the Original image

Select all+Paste & Transform
Select all+Paste & Transform

Use shortcut Ctrl+A to select all & then paste it on the Original image again by using the shortcut Ctrl+V. Then press Ctrl+T to transform the face.

3. Reduce the Opacity of the Face image to ease the adjustment

Reduce Opacity
Reduce Opacity

Just follow the above image & reduce the Opacity to about 50%.

4. Adjust the image to match Faces

Match faces
Match faces

Start adjusting by inclining the eyes of both the Faces, then take care of the over all face. Keep adjusting until you are satisfied with the Face positions.

5. Increase the Opacity & commit the Transform

Increase opacity & commit transform
Increase opacity & commit transform

Once you’ve found the perfect adjustment for the Faces, you can proceed to increase the Opacity back to 100% & finally commit the Transform.

6. Add a Layer Mask to the Face layer

Add layer mask
Add layer mask

Layer mask can be added by selecting the “Add layer mask” tab available at the bottom of the layer edit window (refer above image). Layer mask will appear in white when you add it initially.

7. Select Paint Bucket Tool & change the foreground color to Black

Select Paint Bucket Tool, Black foreground color & apply
Select Paint Bucket Tool, Black foreground color & apply

Select the Paint Bucket Tool from the Tool Window which is placed at the left most side of the software & change the foreground color to Black & the background color to White. Apply the color to the Face layer.
Note that the layer mask in the Face layer will now turn to black after applying the above changes.

8. Select Brush Tool, change the foreground color to White & start applying it on the image

Select Brush Tool, change foreground color to White & start applying it on the image
Select Brush Tool, change foreground color to White & start applying it on the image

Select Brush Tool again from the Tool Window & switch the foreground & background color as seen in the above image. After this is done, start applying the Brush Tool on the Face image. Do it as per your satisfaction.
Tip: Keep pressed  Shift key & then apply the Brush Tool to obtain straight lines.

9. Use Eraser Tool to give the finishing touches to the design

Final image after giving finishing touches using Eraser tool
Final image after giving finishing touches using Eraser tool

Knowing to use the Eraser Tool is the Photoshop basics, but you don’t have to worry if you aren’t aware of it. I’ll soon add a tutorial on “How to use Eraser Tool in Photoshop“. Till then, you’ll have to take the help of Google, sorry!

Here are some of my designs on 2 Face category, you can call them #DGDesigns 😉

2 Face (Terminator B&W)
2 Face (Terminator B&W)
2 Face (Wolverine)
2 Face (Wolverine)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please share your doubts (if any), kind words, criticism, whatever you feel about this post in the comments section below 🙂

 

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