Welcome to BIGHEAD Caricature Generator
Make sure you have Adobe Photoshop CS5 or above installed on your computer.
This generator required the "oil plugin" on your filters. If you're using CS5 or above, please download the pixel bender plugin from adobe.com for free: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/pixelbender.html
File included in the package:
- Bighead Graver.pat
Photoshop basic skill requirements:
- Layer masking.
- Masking a face from the body/background of a portrait photo.
ONLY portrait photo with straight angle are allowed.
- Don't use side angle portrait.
- The head are fully shown, don't use cropped photos.
- Any glasses are not allowed.
- No hands or fingers on the face.
- No wearing any masks. :p
How to Install Addons
- Double-clicks the BIGHEAD.atn file.
- Or, right click on BIGHEAD.atn, then open with Adobe Photoshop.
- Installed Actions will appear in Actions windows.
- Double-clicks the Bighead Graver.pat file.
- Or, right click on Bighead Graver.pat, then open with Adobe Photoshop.
- This patterns is used to generate Graver Style.
STEP 1: Preparing File
How to preparing the file:
- Open the psd in Photoshop.
- Hidden the layer name "<< DOUBLE CLICKS HERE".
- Show the layer name "GUIDE". Select between MALE or FEMALE layer, depends on your resource photo that you want to generate.
- Place a portrait photo from your computer in to BODY layer group.
- Drag, scale, or rotate it until fits with the GUIDE.
- Duplicate the photo and place it in to HEAD layer group.
- Apply layer mask, and masking it to show only the face and top part of the hair.*
- Shrink the HEAD and BODY layer group.
*Your masking level will affects the result. More detailed masking will produce better result.
STEP 2: Generating Bighead
After the file is ready, make sure the HEAD and BODY layer group are shrinked (not expanded).
Then please apply this following steps:
- Open the Actions windows (on the toolbar select: window/Actions).
- Select "Generate MALE Bighead" action inside the BIGHEAD actions set. And press play.
- Please wait until the actions is run completely.
STEP 3: Generating Oil Painting Effect
Make sure the Oil Paint filter available in your filter menu.
You can download the pixel bender plugin from adobe.com for free: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/pixelbender.html
After Pixel Bender installed, you can play the Oil Paint action.
STEP 4: Generating Graver Effects
There's 5 styles to choose:
- Oil Paint
- Engrave Wavy BW
- Engrave Wavy Color
- Engrave Straight BW
- Engrave Straight Color
How to Edit Manually
Not every photos generate the same results. Because every person have different shape of jaw, check, chin, or hair style.
Some photos may not perfect. But this is how to fix them:
Issue: The jaw not shaped perfectly.
- Edit the smart object, right click/ edit contents. Or simply double-clicks on the smart object to edit contecnt.
- Select layer name JAW MALE, edit the layer masking using brush.
- When you finish, update the smart object (save) and then close it to back to previous document.