Double chin - what's best?

Started Aug 26, 2011 | Discussions thread
carizi
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I found this awhile ago....
In reply to Suse B, Aug 26, 2011

I use the tips cause my mom has double chin and she hates the way photos come out.....I hope it helps you.....I have yet to try the psp technique......

Photoshop:

First start by creating a new layer by pressing Ctrl+J on PCs or Command+J on Macs.

Go to Filter > Liquify (or Shift+Ctrl+X on PCs or Command+Option+X on Macs).

Select the default tool (forward warp tool) on the left which is the top most tool.

Set your brush size to an appropriate size (use the circular cursor to estimate).

Set your brush settings as indicated in the picture. (Brush Density 60, Brush
Pressure 40, Brush Rate 80, and Turbulent Jitter 50)

Slowly nudge into the neck or chin, by clicking outside the head or neck and pushing into the skin. Your goal is to slim the figure and reshape the chin. If you make a mistake, undo with CTRL+Z on PCs or Command+Z on Macs.

Use the clone stamp tool (shortcut: c on the keyboard) and alt-left click on an area right below a fold or wrinkle to "sample that area."

Set your Opacity to 50-65%.

Simply brush over the fold or wrinkle several times while holding down the left mouse button until it disappears.

How do you know you've done a good job? Click the eye next to the second layer and view the before and after images. The most important thing is to make sure it looks natural. We are just doing a touchup on the double chin and not a full makeover!

Tips:

Direct your subject to extend their neck, sit or stand tall, slightly raise their chin, and relax their shoulders.

Watch your lighting see where the shadows fall (after the first few shots on your camera's LCD)

Shoot "down" on your subject from a higher angle. Avoid low angled shots.

Use longer focal length lenses to compress your subject. Wide focal lengths tend to cause distortion creating a very unflattering look. A longer focal length also allows you to work from a greater distance helping to put your subject(s) at ease.

Use a wide aperture for the shallower depth of field, focusing of course on the subject's eyes, to de-emphasize the rest of the head and neck.

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