How To Give Someone a Beard in Photoshop

A Very Easy, Fast and Cool Way to Change How Someone Looks

I'm going to teach you in a very easy way how to put a beard on someone's face using Adobe Photoshop. You don't even need to be an expert on Photoshop; just know the basics. Ok, let's get started.

  1. Open your photo. Select a photo you want to apply the effect on, and open it with Photoshop.
  2. Create a new layer. Press Ctrl+Shift+N to create a new layer, then press the letter B to select the Brush Tool. Choose a soft-edge brush with light grey color and paint the area where the beard will be.
  3. Add a noise effect. Go to Filter> Noise> Add Noise, the noise value will depend on the photo you are using, but try to put somewhere around 13%. Make sure that the options Gaussian and Monochromatic are selected.
  4. Select the beard. Press the letter M to select the Elliptical Marquee Tool, and do a circle all around the beard.

  5. Add a blur. Now go to Filter> Blur> Radial Blur: Zoom, Best.
  6. Change the blend mode to Hard Light. Go to the right corner on layers pannel and change the blend mode from normal to Hard Light.

  7. Make the beard looks darker. To do it, go to Image> Adjustment> Curves and do what you see in image 7 below.
  8. At the end the final effect may look like image 8.

I hope you like my first HOW TO article. If you have any problems while doing this article, send me an email. THANKS!


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this is great, Pedro! there are a few people I would like to 'beard' and now I can!

By Marilisa Sachteleben