22. Create New Layer SHIRT CLONE and clip it to the BOY Layer > Use Clone Stamp Tool (S) > Set Size 50px, Hardness 0%, Sample: Current & Below > Clone all Imperfections, Marks, and Threads on the T-Shirt

As you can see in the process gif below, we are looking to remove all imperfections on the boys T-Shirt. We also want to remove the graphic; a plain shirt is better for our manipulation. See the result…


23. Add Hue/Saturation to SHIRT CLONE > Set Hue: -145, Saturation: +80 and Lightness: +95 in Reds > Make Selection on the Layer Mask (Select Red Element)

The Red was too harsh. We want to change the Red to Blue. See the result…


24. See the Layer Mask


25. Create New Layer RETOUCH SKIN and clip to BOY Layer > Use Clone Stamp Tool (S) > Set Size 30px, Hardness 0%, Sample: Current & Below


26. Clone all Veins, Scratches, Red Spots and Other Defects on the Boy’s Skin

We are looking to create nice smooth skin with no blemishes


27. Create New Layer RETOUCH EYELASHES and clip it to BOY Layer > Use Clone Stamp Tool > Clone Eyelashes

We are looking to create nice consistent eye lashes with no gaps. See the Result…


28. Create New Layer RETOUCH EYES and clip it to BOY layer > Use Clone Stamp Tool > Clone White Flashes on Eyes

We are looking to remove the reflection in the boy’s eyes. We will add in the correct reflection in the next step


29. Create New Layer WHITE and clip to BOY Layer > Use Brush Tool > Draw New Correct White Flashes on Eyes > Set Blending Mode — Soft Light

The new reflection should be subtler. See the result…


30. Duplicate Layer > Set Blending Mode — Normal > Opacity 70%


31. Create New Layer EYE COLOR to BOY > Use Brush Tool > Draw Blue Spots on Eyes


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32. Set Blending Mode — Color


33. Set Opacity 20%

This adjustment will subtly increase the blue in the boy’s eyes. See the result (look closely) …


34. Select 9 Layers with BOY Adjustments


35. Duplicate Layers (Command+J)


36. Merge Selected Layers (Command+E)


37. Convert to Smart Object


38. Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur > Radius: 4


39. Filter > Noise > Add Noise > Amount: 1%, Gaussian, Monochromatic


40. Set Opacity 50%


41. Create Layer Mask > Fill with Black > With a soft white brush, brush on the Layer Mask, we want to reveal all areas apart from the Eyes, Eyebrows, Hair, Mouth and Clothes. Also Avoid Skin Creases


42. See the Layer Mask

This adjustment will create a nice smooth effect on the boy’s skin. See the result we are looking to achieve…


43. Create New Layer BORDER > Draw the Border Line across the top part of the boy’s face. (Use Pen Tool) > Fill the Path > Color #cf9e84

We want to make sure the 3D Head effect looks realistic, this is part of the process. See the result…


44. Create New Layer SHADOW and clip it to BORDER Layer > Draw the Shadows (Use Brush Tool) > Color #583528

See the result…


45. Create New Layer LIGHT and clip it to BORDER Layer > Draw the Light (Use Brush Tool) > Color #ebc2b0

See the result…


46. Create New Layer CLONE > Use Clone Stamp Tool > Clone the Hair

See the result…


47. Create New Layer BORDER Again > Draw the Border Line on the Head’s Top Part (Use Pen Tool) > Fill the Path > Color #d0a086

It can be difficult to get the desired result with a smooth curve. Don’t be afraid to start this step over if you are not happy with the result. The Pen Tool is difficult to master, but powerful when you do.


48. Create New Layer SHADOW and clip it to BORDER Layer> Draw the Shadows (Use Brush Tool) > Color #623c2d

See the result…


49. Create New Layer LIGHT and clip it to BORDER Layer > Draw the Light (Use Brush Tool) > Color #ebc2b0

See the result…

With the LIGHT and SHADOW layers used in this lesson we have created a realistic 3D effect on the boy’s head. Good work!!


50. Create New Layer HAIR above all previous adjustments > Use Brush Tool > Size 3px, Hardness 100%, Shape Dynamics ON > Select Color from the Boy’s Hair  (Use Eyedropper Tool) > Draw New Hair on the Edge of the Head


51. Draw New Hair Behind the Ear

We are looking to build up the amount of hair around the outside of the boy’s current hair. This will make the hair edges less harsh. See the result…



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