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Old 03-15-2007, 12:30 PM
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Face merge

Hi there, I have to merge together two faces. So that two halves, of two different peoples faces become one. This here is a quick test picture to see if anyone out there has any good tips on how to go about doing this? The image that I need to do I am photographing tomorrow. Does anyone have a good technique to do this??

I have put two images one of the showing roughly what I mean and the other with the two halves, if any one is up for a bit of a play.
Thanks for your interest , I really appreciate it
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:17 PM
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Re: Face merge

You mean something like this? This was done quick and dirty, maybe 5 minutes tops. No attempt was made to make the skin colors match or "fix" the hair. The rest was easy. I used a very slight free transform to match chins, noses, and eye level. Her mouth was dominant. So I used it on both sides. Some slight cloning to bring back the beard. And that's all.

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Old 03-15-2007, 03:23 PM
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Re: Face merge

another quick attempt. Mouth is a little funny because one had an open mouth and the other closed.

I took the girl and set her blend mode to difference so I could line her up and scale her to match his face then just masked them in to blend
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:26 PM
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Re: Face merge

Used PS3 Beta to auto align two layers (I did flip one face horizontally) added gradient mask. Did a little dodge and burn and clone/heal of stubble. Didn't spend too much time.
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:25 PM
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Re: Face merge

This is my try.

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Old 03-15-2007, 11:26 PM
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Re: Face merge

My attempt.

Just out of curiousity. How would one use this image? For what purpose?

Thanks
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Old 03-16-2007, 12:51 AM
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Re: Face merge

When you shoot make sure that the eyes and mouth of each face are in the same perspective and are positioned in the same area of the frame before clicking the shutter. This will make your job much easier later in Photoshop
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:59 AM
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Re: Face merge

Hi there,

Firstly thanks everyone for all of your efforts I am really impressed. I think that probably the ones that seems to work for me the best are from Nancy and Dcobb. I have now taken the pictures that are to be used, would anyone be interested in having a crack at something perhaps more challenging? The lighting is from the front left hand side. I am not sure if mirroring the faces will work better? Also at this stage I am not sure whether I will do it with long hair or short, so I have included both. This certainly is a bit trickier as the noses do not align quite so readily. I appreciate you all take a look at it.

...and just to satisfy your curiosity, the image is for a flyer for a play, here in Berlin. The play is about a dialogue between two young girls. One is Jewish and the other is Palestinian. For the flyer they wanted to merge the two images and asked if I knew how. I said “not really but I think there are a few clever people out who may be able to help!”

So once more, it’s most appreciated

Mark
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Old 03-16-2007, 01:57 PM
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Re: Face merge

The short hair version is certainly easier..!
This was just a straight selection of one half, with a 10 pixel feather and some fiddling with the lips. (I had to use all the lips of the green eyed girl).
Slight levels adjustment to better match skin tone.
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:08 PM
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Re: Face merge

This is my try on the first pair. Just a side note, the face in the original on the left of the pair was 17% smaller that the face on the right.

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Old 03-16-2007, 02:34 PM
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Re: Face merge

The long hair version is more difficult.. had to move lips nose and chin to match them up. Also more difficult to match skin tones, especially on the chest area
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:58 PM
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Re: Face merge

I have a long way to go to reach dcobb and prinmeister's level, but, here's my try anyway.

Copying, pasting, cloning, smudging, warping, also played with levels and curves to try and match skin tones. It ended up too bright and the nose bridge is out of whack.
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:59 PM
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Re: Face merge

My try on the second pair. Fun to do.
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:00 PM
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Re: Face merge

Hi Mark

I don't think this is going to work.
By trying to match up the two faces you are loosing the features that you want to show. One girl has very different features to the other and by matching them up the features have to be distorted and the difference is minimised.

I think it may be better (and easier) to not match up the features. This would show the differences far better.

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Old 03-16-2007, 05:04 PM
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Re: Face merge

Hi Mark,

Here are my two options. And some thoughts in agreement with Ken - the two faces are proportioned differently and had to be sort of morphed to match up features. Their complexions had noticeably different tones too, which made the hairy merger harder. Results are interesting but don't look like either girl (then again, maybe that's the point! One could get really philosophical here . . .) There were several points where I almost stopped short of a complete merge so that individual characteristics would still be emphasized. Depending on the message you're trying to get across you might want to do just that.

Carole
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