Editing Facial Features

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by swmbuk, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. swmbuk macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I am starting a new project for the school year, regarding facial recognition of my psychology research project. The basic idea is to take photos of participants and edit them and then ask them which they prefer out of the edited images displayed.

    Either way my tutor recommended a piece of software called Reallusion FaceFilter which can detect facial features and then all you need to do is tell it how much % you want to alter certain features. This is important as I will need to see how much % I can decrease or increase before a participant notices.

    The problem is that FaceFilter is Windows only, but I already own a copy Photoshop on the Mac. Is their a way to very quickly alter facial features like this or perhaps there is a filter which can achieve this? FaceFilter automatically maps a face, and all you need to do is drag sliders. Either way I would very much prefer to do this work on my mac as photoshop will be necessary in my work flow anyway.

    Many Thanks in advance!
     
  2. raygungirl macrumors member

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    If you can find a copy of Windows, you can try this: http://www.virtualbox.org/

    And install FaceFilter on the Windows virtual machine.

    It's free. I haven't used it, but I've heard lots of people mention it on these boards. I can't speak to the difficulty of setting it up, cause I've never done anything like that. But free is free and probably worth a shot.

    Good luck to you! :)
     
  3. SLC Flyfishing Suspended

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    In photoshop this is easy.

    Duplicate the layer, then select filter>liquify

    This brings up the image in a new screen where you can use the pucker tool to shrink stuff (careful it's touchy). You can also use the bloat tool to expand stuff (it's touchy too). You can use the forward warp tool to tuck in ears or jawbones to make the face appear thinner.

    The only problem is I don't think there's a way to say how much something has been modified. That's why you duplicate the layer, so you can go back and compare to the original.

    SLC
     

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