Basic Improving Make Up

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First of all, find the image you are going to use to improve make up on, I will be using the lovely Billie Pipper.

Now, take this tool (you should see it on your tool bar) It's called the blur tool. Set the strengh to 75. Go over the skin so it looks smooth, just be careful around the nose! Make the brush any size to the desire of the face you are improving make up to. Now moving on, let's make her lips and eyes look glossy. Take the sharpen tool (right click on the blur tool) it should look like this
Go on the eyes, and lips. Don't get carried away though, or it will look horible. Make sure that the strenght is also at 75, and the size matches the eyes and lips. Here's how mine turned out:

See the difference? If this tutorial has helped please credit. Comment if you have a question. And if this didn't work, it's because you weren't on the right layer. Make sure you are on the layer that the image you want to improve is on.

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I think you need to sharpen up the curves of the nose though - it blurs it a lot and it makes the only part of the image that's sharp the eyes and the mouth.

By Firiath on Oct 17, 2008 10:41 am

thats cool(:

By kimboxxkimi on Jun 9, 2008 5:40 pm


By missk on Apr 13, 2008 5:08 pm

what photoshop are you using? link? did you get it for free?
great easy tip. i lost my photoshop :[ but i was using cs3 and i liked to use gaussian blur for the face. but this is really simple and doesnt mess up other things great. m

By cor3tnee on Mar 31, 2008 10:27 pm

omg cant wait 2 try this one out!!

keep up the good work!!
ur tuts hav helped me out a lot!

By whits on Mar 11, 2008 4:32 am

Great & easy. :] Been using this

By Senta on Jan 16, 2008 10:08 pm

if you used the gaussian blur (filter>blur>gaussian blur) specifically with the 3.1 radius, it would have turned out a lot better.
i tried it with the gaussian blur and it looked slightly better but because her hair is out of focus it looks weird.
great tutorial though!

By leroyjunction on Dec 30, 2007 4:38 pm

I love this! gee it really does improve my own face (that I was working on lol)!
2000 views and I'm the first to actually praise it...ppl really need to start appreciate these tuts!
Thanks much! :0)

By kimt08 on Dec 15, 2007 2:35 am

hey! wich photoshop are you using? do you have a link and stuff and is it freee??? please send me the link at: m

By NikkiBangg on Dec 7, 2007 5:40 pm

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Author meaghan11272 View profile
Submitted on Dec 6, 2007
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Approved on Dec 6, 2007

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