In this Photoshop Tutorial we will be learning a technique in which you will be able to convert a Normal face into Photogenic face. You must have found a lot of tutorials regarding this, but here we will discuss a different technique. We will also learn How to clean any picture by using a different and very simple technique. This would be really helpful for those who are in photography field.

We have chosen this picture on which we would be working on (we have taken this picture from here), after opening this picture, press Ctrl+J to duplicate it so we will be saving the original for comparing it with our final result in the last:

How to convert Normal Face to Photogenic Face

1. First of all we would be cleaning the skin by removing stains and wrinkles using some different and easy techniques. Run the command Image >> Adjustment >> Levels command or simply press Ctrl+L to open Level box and give the following settings:

How to convert Normal Face to Photogenic Face

After hitting OK our picture will look like this:

How to convert Normal Face to Photogenic Face

2. Now run the command Image >> Adjustment >> Brightness Contrast and give the following settings:

How to convert Normal Face to Photogenic Face

After hitting OK our picture will look like this:

How to convert Normal Face to Photogenic Face

3. Its time to pick Pen tool  and select different parts of Forehead, Cheeks, Nose and Chin but before converting the path into selection, don’t forget to give 10px in the radius so you should have selection like this:

How to convert Normal Face to Photogenic Face

4. Run the command Filter >> Blur >> Gaussian Blur and give 2 in the radius (don’t give number greater than 2) and hit OK but don’t un-select it, remain the selection on:

How to convert Normal Face to Photogenic Face

5. Here is the technical part which requires your skills, you now have to pick Smudge tool  and change the Strength (from top Property Panel) to 10%, now you have to use Smudge tool on different parts of the face but don’t use more than twice on same place so you should have picture like this:

How to convert Normal Face to Photogenic Face

6. Press Ctrl+J 3 times to duplicate the picture, leave the original picture and select the first duplicated layer, go to Layer Panel and change the blending mode from Normal to Soft light and reduce the opacity of the layer to 25%:

How to convert Normal Face to Photogenic Face

7. Select the second duplicated layer and change the blending mode from Normal to Soft Light, but don’t change the opacity of the layer this time, run the command Filter >> Blur >> Guassian Blur and give 10 in feather radius:

How to convert Normal Face to Photogenic Face

8. Now select the third duplicated layer and change the blending mode from Normal to Soft Light and reduce the opacity to 50% as:

How to convert Normal Face to Photogenic Face

9. Now create new layer on top of all layers and fill it with #bead72 color and change the blending mode from Normal to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 32%, so picture will look like this:

How to convert Normal Face to Photogenic Face

10. Create another new layer on top of all layers and fill it with #c6c0b7 color, the brighter color you will use the more bright the picture would be, change the blending mode of layer from Normal to Soft Light:

How to convert Normal Face to Photogenic Face

11. So here is our final image, I’ve pasted both images at a time so you may have better idea what was the quality of picture and what we have done it. Difference shows clearly on these two pictures. Hopefully you have learn some new techniques by using this tutorial and enjoyed it a lot.

How to convert Normal Face to Photogenic Face