If you want to create a beard in Photoshop, or if you simply want to learn how Photoshop a mustache on someone’s face, in this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a beard in Photoshop.
A combination of watching videos and tutorials below can make it easier for you to follow instructions.
1. How to create a beard brush in Photoshop
First we need to create a brush. Create new file in Photoshop follow the following parameters:
Draw two points that are spaced apart using Curvature Pen Tool (P) (right click on Pentool tool to find this tool). Make sure your Pentool Engine is currently in mode Path.
Drag the line between these two points to create a slight curve.
Use Brush Tool (B) right now and open the board Brushes. To enter Legacy Brushes> Default Brushes and choose Round Point Stiff. Set its Size to 6 pixels.
Use Pen Tool (P) once again, right click Go to Path and select Stroke Path. Choose Brush and choose Simulate Pressure .
We have our first plus beard! To turn it into a brush go to Edit> Define Brush Preset. Named as Beard Temp and press OK .
To create one new file larger size – here we will check and adjust the brush settings. Set the background and foreground colors to two example beard colors (black for example).
Press F5 to open the board Brush Settings and apply the following changes:
Click Create a New Brush, select all the options and give it a name Beard. Now you can delete the previous brush.
Let’s create a brush. Create another file and use it Line Tool (U) in mode Shape to draw a vertical, black line. Turn it into a Brush table, name it Stubble Temp.
Open the Brush Setting and adjust the Brush settings as follows:
Save the brush and name it Stubble .
2. How to Add a beard in Photoshop
These two brushes are all we need to create a beard in Photoshop. Open the photo you want to transplant. Use Object Selection Tool (W) and outline the lower part of the face.
To create one New layer and add Layer Mask in it. Name this layer Beard .
Pick Soft Round Brush (B) and draw the shape of the beard with black color.
Double-click layers Beard and pay attention to the part Blend If. Hold Alt key and drag the lower white marker to make the beard more transparent.
To create one New layer and named it Detailed Hair. Press Alt and pull Layer Mask from the previous layer on it.
Reduction Opacity of the layer Beard to make it more subtle.
Now choose both colors for your beard and start adding the details using the beard Beard brush. Since beards grow in different directions depending on the area of the face, open the panel Brush Settings (F5) And change Angle (angle) and the shape of the beard with these settings. You can also choose Flip X to rotate the curve the other way.
If you are not satisfied with the colors this brush produces, experiment with the section Color Dynamics on or off completely.
Adjust the density of the beard and the brush size depending on the area for a more natural effect. Start slowly, cover the area defined by the previous layer, and then make the beard thicker where it is needed. The more you pay attention to the direction of the beard, the more natural the end result will be. If you draw the entire beard without adjusting the settings, it’s likely to look unnatural.
Duplicated This layer with Control-J. Hidden momentarily and return to the previous layer.
Double click layer and go to section Blend If . Drag the bottom white marker to the left until the beard starts to disappear. After
that presses Alt and drag it some more to create a smoother transition between skin and beard.
Now go back to the duplicated layer and show it. Get the brush Soft Round and painted black on Layer Mask to remove the beard. Then make the brush smaller and paint with white to reveal the thin beard layer around the face. You can also use it to make some darker beard patches.
To make the effect more realistic, create one New Layer And draw some beard on it, use Stubble brush. Just like before, tune Angle in settings. You can also change Roundness to adjust the length of the beard. When you’re done, you can make the effect smoother with Layer Mask .
Now let’s make the beard shiny. Open the board Adjustments and choose Hue / Saturation. Press Alt and drag the Layer Mask of the layer Beard in it.
Work for Lightness lower and Saturation higher to create a beautiful shadow effect. Then paint on the Layer Mask with a soft brush to remove the shadow from the illuminated areas.
The beard is done, and now you just need to make small adjustments to make it look more convincing to you. You can reduce Opacity of class Beard To make the effect more subtle, paint on the mask to remove feathers in certain areas or add more beard.
Done, wish you success