I will be showing how to take a regular photo and turn it into a painting like portrait with eyes that will follow you around. this was sparked by a dragon paper craft I saw in which the head of the dragon would appear to follow you no matter how you moved it would follow. I have replicated that with my slime monster and now this portrait which will be showing you how I did it. It's very simple and i have included a pdf with the eyes and portrait.

all done with photoshop cs6 and pepakura.

Step 1: Isolate And Painting

You will have to have a straight on portrait of this will really work; start by using the pen tool and erasing the back ground, do any color curves or layer adjustments needed, and make two duplicates of the original layer  . The most top layer will be run through cut out with the settings 8 0 3 and then hit okay. Turn off the top layer then on the second using the mixer brush tool  "Round Curve Low Bristle Percent" brush then Ctrl click the layer and start painting while sampling the colors of the picture by holding ALT and click on the the picture. Change the brush size if need be. then lower the opacity of the top layer and using the same mixer brush mix the top layer to get smooth edges. then merege
<p>How come your instructable is not Starred?</p>
Fantastic! I'm going to do this. Seeing this confirms that I don't know what I don't know. This is great.

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