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AVATARIZE YOURSELF!

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Do you LOVE James Cameron's movie, Avatar? Have you always wondered what you would look like as a Na'vi? Then THIS is the tutorial for YOU!!
 
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Step 1: FIND A PICTURE!

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This Instructable uses Adobe Photoshop. I used version CS5 for this tutorial but most versions should work similarly. The first step is finding the perfect photograph!! It doesn't matter if you are using a photograph of yourself or of a friend, or even a celebrity, there are just a few rules that make the process easier...

1) Photos that are "straight on" views are easier that faces at an angle.
2) Faces with no teeth showing work best.
3) Higher resolution pictures turn out better than low resolution pictures.


Once you've picked out your picture, you are ready to start!

Step 2: SELECT YOUR SKIN!

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Select the face, neck, and any other skin showing with the lasso tool (you can also use the quick mask mode and paintbrush to get a more exact selection).

Step 3: BLUE SKIN ANYONE?

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To make your skin a nice Pandoran blue, go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation.

Move the Hue slider all the way to the right (if the blue is too intense, you can adjust to your liking).

Step 4: SMOOTH THAT NOSE!

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The Na'vi have very unique noses, so there are a few steps we need to take in order to reconstruct our noses to look like theirs.

Use the patch tool on the side of the nose and drag the selected area to the cheek or forehead. (This is going to smooth out the sides of the nose.)

Repeat on the opposite side of the nose.

Step 5: NOSE JOB, ANYONE?

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Now we are going to add a new shadowing style to your nose.

Select the sides of the nose with the lasso tool.

Copy and paste into a new layer.

Change the blend mode to “multiply”.

Step 6: NOSE SHADOWS!

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And even more nose-work!

Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur

Change the radius to 6.8

Repeat Gaussian Blur
sazagirl1 month ago

I don't get step 2 how do I use the lasso tool?

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wow you did a good job putting this all together, esp manipulating the facial features!
mcmichaelart (author)  amandaghassaei1 year ago
Thank you!! It took awhile but I'm so happy with the result!! I am going to use this as my graphic arts final photoshop exam!