Step 2: Bloody Face Insert - with Curves & Colors

Now open up the graphic of the piece of meat - just go to File, Open and locate it. Return to your graphic of the chunk of skin and go to the Layers pallet, then locate the layer of the skin you cut out, Right click over the layer and hit SELECT PIXELS. Then return to the image of the meat. Duplicate the meat layer - then go to SELECT, ALL and COPY. Then return back to your graphic of the chunk of skin and go to EDIT, PASTE SPECIAL, PASTE INTO... and you'll see the big red slab of meat in place of that part of your face.

Change the meat layer settings in the Layers area - see graphic to know the settings I used. This is up to you - plus or minus in the opacity and fill area. Then on the Layers pallet, right click on the chunk of skin layer, hit Select Pixels. Then go to Layer, New Adjustment Layer & Color Balance. Change settings like the image below or adjust according to how you like it - you can easily change it more later.

Right afterwards, click back onto the chunk of skin layer and be sure the pixels are selected, then go back to Layer, New Adjustment Layer, Curves. Check the Layers pallet and move this layer above the Color Balance layer and above the skin chunk layer - so it will be Curves layer, Color Balance layer and Skin chunk layer. Then go back to the curves layer and adjust accordingly. If you move it certain ways it will make the skin look more raw, a bit glossier with almost the look of fatty chunks to it. It's disgusting - but works!

If you noticed, my image is showing me working on this already on my main image but I recommended that you work on a separate layer to create this. One done, you could flatten your graphic and select it, Copy it and return to your main image. Your main image will already have that area you selected earlier, selected - so then go to EDIT, PASTE SPECIAL, Paste into and it will go right into place!
<p>I missed some details. Not bad, 2nd time playing with Photoshop. </p>
<p>well done </p>
<p>this link &quot;http://www.manncodesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/zipperonly.png&quot; is dead...</p>
Wow, fantastic love your work
that's mind blowiing
Very creepy and VERY cool!!
Too pretty to mess with!
lovely <br>
Horrible... but awesome! I love it!!!
Thank you..it is disgusting! :) My son walked in when I was designing it and he said I have traumatized him!!! :) But he's fine now I suppose!
LOL! :-)
This was my Halloween costume 2011. I'll get around to an instructable one of these days.
WOW!!!!!!!!! You should post an instructable! that is a great costume...takes a bold person to pull that off - really gross but awesome!
what version of cs are you using there are some differences from this to cs5
Really awesome!!!
So Glad you won! :-) enjoy your prize :-D <br>glade the judges figured you are a grand prize winner!
Hey Congrats on your BIG win! I knew it was a winner! :) Great job!
Thank you! Congrats to You TOO! Yours was awesome also! :) You have some great instructables!
I love it, so I had some time and did it with a twist. <br> <br>Found a skull and spine on the web and made the zipper open to the bones instead of the muscle. <br> <br>Perfect for Halloween. <br>
That's a good idea Mickey! If you can upload it so we can see it that would be awesome too! :) Thanks for the comment!
Scary goodness!
Thanks valveman!!!
Good job Holly...it's creepy good!
Spooky but a great job! 5 stars and a vote! :-)
thank you Zomfibame! :)
Wow!!! That is incredible!!! I'd like to try it out but the zipper file of yours is in JPEG, how do I download the PNG file? I really want to try it out! thanks!
Ok I tried to reupload it here but it became a jpg again..I'll have to investigate into how to fix that later. For now, I have uploaded it here: http://www.manncodesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/zipperonly.png for you to download directly!
thanks dagob. I think instructables may have converted it...hmm..i will upload it again and post a comment to let you know! :)
This was a lot of fun to do! I only have photoshop elements so some features like Warp I had to leave out. Great instructable and good instructions, thanks!
Nice job Adam on the pic - gross!! Glad the instructions helped! I tried finding something similar to warp for elements and I found this: Filters&gt;Distort&gt;Liquify - not sure if that might help!
...awesome!!! It's a great job! kudos! <br>
Thank you Jiek!!!
whewy that is creepin me out man.
Yeah my son walked in as I was finishing it up and said the same thing!!! It is gory
This is sooo cool...you and alian in an Holly mask!...yep...you have my vote!
Thank you Shazni!!
I rated this 5 stars and while I was doing that I saw that 5 stars means gorgeous. I'm not sure if that's an accurate description of this instructable! LOL.
Thanks rrkrose! That's pretty funny! :) I appreciate the rating even though the instructable is the farthest thing from gorgeous! I'll take it! lol
That is incredibly gross and creepy! Nice job!
Hey Penolopy I have a question! I put this in the wrong category - should have been in Halloween ...do you know how I can fix that as it won't let me? Thanks...
It's moved :)
Thanks Penolopy - it is disgusting!
Suitably creepy...kudos to you!
Thansk Valhallas!!!

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