Instructables
I'm a novice when it comes to photo editing but I do like to have fun.  Pixlr makes it easy to change up your look!  I also used Pixlr to make my current profile picture....
 
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Step 1: Find A Picture

You know, one with lots of face. I've got a lot of face to work with....I should have taken off my glasses but oh well. I probably should have taken this picture away from the lace curtain or the plant....

Step 2: Pixlr.com

Picture of Pixlr.com
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Go to pixlr.com/editor, don't worry; I'll play with the retro editor later.  Rotate the picture if needed.  Adjust the brightness by going to Adjustment (easy enough) and go to brightness. I made mine a little darker, it is for Halloween after all.

Step 3: Creating A Look

I'm going for a Day of the Dead look so I'll need to make myself look like a decorated skull.

First I'll click on the paintbrush, select the color black and brush size. I don't want the paint to be too dark because it'll look more like a crayon mark. If you bring down the opacity and make smooth strokes, you can layer paint on top of itself to however dark you want it. I'm also zooming in so I can layer the paint exactly where I want it.

Now it looks like I got in some crazy bar fight but you should see the other guy. I'll be using the same technique to make the skull nose. I made mine look like an upside down heart. I then took the white and did the same thing. Lowered the opacity and went over my face with white to get a paler look. Now to touch up with some gray...

Step 4: Decorate

Usually on day of the dead skulls, flowes are prominent but any cool design will do. I'll stick with the flowers.  I'm using the pencil, the sketchy type in a size 5 with 100% opacity. It's a really cool look. I also outlined my mouth for that East LA chola look.

incindiary4 months ago
Very cool, thanks!
una_amor2 years ago
This is so beautiful!
zurichko (author)  una_amor2 years ago
Gracias!
bajablue2 years ago
Congrats on making the final cut... and best of luck!!!
zurichko (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Thank you!
Beauceron3 years ago
Excellent.
zurichko (author)  Beauceron3 years ago
Thank you so much! Please don't forget to rate and if you have, thanks again!
bajablue3 years ago
5 Star AWESOME... I voted, too! ;-)
zurichko (author)  bajablue3 years ago
Ay, gracias amiga! I'm glad you like it!
De nada! ;-D
zurichko (author) 3 years ago
One of my girlfriend's loved my pic so much, I had to make one for her.
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You nailed this! It's awesome.
zurichko (author)  CupcakeMolly3 years ago
Thank you!
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Super awesome!
zurichko (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
Thanks Ms. Scooch!