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Smudging a pic in Photoshop CS3

by: susansgirls


This tutorial will give you step by step instructions on how to create a smudge effect on your pics.

1) FIRST OPEN YOUR PIC AND GO TO FILTERS,CLICK ON NOISE AND REDUCE NOISE.
IF THIS TOOL IS NOT AVAILABLE TO YOU JUST SKIP THIS STEP. IT WONT MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THE END RESULT.



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2)NEXT GO TO FILTERS AGAIN AND CLICK ON SHARPEN, THEN CLICK UNSHARP MASK AND THIS WILL BRING UP A BOX FOR YOU TO SHARPEN AS MUCH OR AS LITTLE AS YOU WANT.



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3) WHEN YOU HAVE THE DESIRED EFFECT, ZOOM IN ON YOUR PIC. ZOOM AS MUCH AS YOU CAN WITHOUT THE PHOTO PIXILATING.
NOW CLICK ON YOUR SMUDGE TOOL IN THE LEFT HAND TOOL BAR AND THEN SELECT A SOFT BRUSH FROM YOUR PHOTOSHOP BRUSHES. ADJUST THE SIZE TO SUIT.



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4) NOW SLOWLY SMUDGE YOUR PIC WITH THE BRUSH. MAKE IT SMALLER TO FIT AROUND EYES, NOSE, MOUTH ETC.
WHEN SMUDGING MAKE SURE YOU MOVE THE BRUSH UP AND DOWN, BACKWARDS AND FORWARDS, KIND OF LIKE SCRUBBING A FLOOR. IF YOU USE CIRCULAR MOTIONS YOU WILL CREATE WHAT LOOKS LIKE A HOLE IN THE SUBJECT.


5) WHEN YOU ARE HAPPY WITH YOUR SMUDGING, CLICK ON SHARPEN IN THE LEFT HAND TOOL BAR AT THE SIDE. ZOOM IN ON THE EYES AND RESIZE THE BRUSH TO FIT THE SIZE OF THE EYES.
CLICK ON THE EYES A COUPLE OF TIMES TO ACHIEVE A SPARKLE LOOK.
WHEN YOU HAVE DONE THIS ZOOM BACK OUT AND IF YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THE LOOK, YOU'RE DONE! IF THE EYES LOOK TOO SPARKLY WITH THE SHARP, JUST GO BACK AND REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF TIMES YOU SHARPEN.



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FINISHED PIC AS A FINISHING TOUCH I USED A PHOTOSHOP ACTION CALLED 'AMANDAS SIMPLE COLOR POP'. THIS BRINGS OUT THE COLOUR MORE IN THE PIC



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Comments

4 Comments

Sam
Mon, Jun 29, 2009 10:55am

I did one not sure how good it is but I tried!!!!!
 

catiebug
Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:39pm

I AM GOING TO HAVE TO TRY!
 

*Susan-Admin*
Wed, Jun 24, 2009 4:41pm

Kim you did a great job!!!!!
 

MomtoLauren
Wed, Jun 24, 2009 3:56pm

I DID THIS ONE :} NOT AS GOOD AS YOURS THOUGH :}
 


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