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Make Your Own Avatar

by on Jul.31, 2011, under Tutorials

Make Your Own Avatar

 

This tutorial will show you how to make yourself look like one of the famous Avatar aliens. Follow this step by step guide to find out how.

 

Firstly we need to find an image to use to edit, you may already have a photo of yourself, but for this example I chose Angelina Jolie.

1 angelina Make Your Own Avatar

Angelina Jolie

 

Now once photoshop is open and your image is open we need to Duplicate Layer.

 

2 duplicate layer Make Your Own Avatar

Angelina Jolie

Now with the top layer  selected we are going to use the Eraser Tool as shown below.

3 eraser tool Make Your Own Avatar

eraser tool

We need to erase some of the hair out of the top layer. You can make this easier, we can make the bottom layer invisible by click on the eye symbol.

4 turn bottom later to invisable Make Your Own Avatar

turn bottom layer to invisible

Now the bottom layer in invisible we make start to erase the bits of hair and stuff we dont want to colour in.

5 erase hair from top layer Make Your Own Avatar

erase hair from top layer

Once this is done we then go to Image –> Adjustments –> Hue/Saturation or (Ctrl+U)

6 hue saturation Make Your Own Avatar

hue/saturation

Now we want to choose Colourize.

And we slide it to the blue shade and you choose how light or dark you want this.

7 hue saturation colourise Make Your Own Avatar

colourise

Make the bottom later visible again by re-clicking on the eye symbol.

8 re enable bottom layer visable Make Your Own Avatar

Make the bottom layer visible again

With the eraser tool, start to erase out the eyes from the top layer and you will end up with something like below.

9 erase top layer eyes Make Your Own Avatar

erase top layer eyes

Once you have done this make another layer on top of the other 2 layers.

10 make another layer Make Your Own Avatar

make another layer

Now choose the Brush Tool

11 choose brush tool Make Your Own Avatar

choose brush tool

Now with the top layer selected paint over the eyes with a girly colour or whatever, like below.

12 paint eyes a girly colour or whatever Make Your Own Avatar

paint eyes a girly colour or whatever

Choose Multiply, on the later blending.

13 choose multiply Make Your Own Avatar

choose multiply

Again use the eraser tool and delete out the eyes on the top layer.

Once with is done you are basically  finished. You can add some other bits if you like, but for the tutorial, i’m going to stop here.

Finished Image

14 finished image Make Your Own Avatar

finished image

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