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					                         Trick or Treat? Creepy Facial Effect
                         by Al Ward
                         Action Fx Photoshop Resources
                         http://actionfx.com



                         First off, I don’t celebrate Halloween. There, I said it. My kids, wife and I curl up
                         on the couch with a bag of candy, watching movies and pretending we aren’t
  Logged in as: Donald   home when other munchkins come a’knockin.
        Riedel           That being said, I still enjoy a good scare now and then. Working late nights just
      [Log-out ]         does something to the brain, and I often wind down by turning the lights off in
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                         the images would at least give me the occasional cringe. So this week I’m going
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                         ‘Bat Boy’.
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                         Duplicate the background layer
Select the Elliptical Marquee tool. Set the Feather Radius to 8 px, anti-aliased =
checked, and Style to Fixed Aspect Ration.




∑ Select an eye with the marquee. See image4.jpg to guage the size of the
selection.




Go to Filter>Liquify




Select the Bloat tool.




∑ Inflate the eye to the edges of the mask, as seen in Image 7. Keep the eye as
round and uniform as possible.
Click OK. Repeat the process for the other eye, and click OK.




Again, go to Filter>Liquify. Using the Bloat, Pucker, and Warp tools, distort the
face. Move the ears, increase the size of the mouth, decrease the size of the
nose, etc. Basically just have fun warping for a bit, as I’ve done in Image 9.




∑Ok, now it looks pretty weird. Time to get freaky! Go to
Image>Adjust>Desaturate.




Go to Image>Adjust>Brightness/Contrast. Set the Brightness to
–100 and the contrast to +72.
Select Image>Adjust>Hue/Saturation. Check the Colorize box. Set the Hue to 36,
Saturation to 21, and leave Brightness alone. Click OK.




Go to Filter>Liquify. Select the Warp tool and reforn the blocky areas of the face.
Narrow the mouth, give the chin a point, etc. See image 14.
Go to the Channels Palette. Select the Red Channel.




Select the Dodge Tool. Using a soft rounded brush, set the size to 34, the Range
to Shadows, and Exposure to 50%.




Paint along the top of the eyes lightly, generating slightly highlighted areas.




I present to you Bat Boy!
                     There are plenty more at actionfx.com. Until next week, have fun!

                                                                           Click here for more tutorials by Al




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