How To Add A Smile With
Photoshop Elements

Add a smile to someones face with Photoshop Elements. This works good for that one individual in the group shot that got caught looking less than happy.

Now just to be clear, this probably isn't going to be a huge, show us your choppers smile, but it can definitely help improve the perceived mood.

Of course the trick is to make it look realistic, and you'll learn the secret to do just that.

And if you have any artistic ability you can probably add a smile with better results than me.

Anyway, check out the video below and give it a try yourself.

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Here is a recap of the steps:

  1. As always duplicate the Background Layer. Command-J on a Mac, Control-J on a PC.
  2. Go up to the Filter Menu and choose Distort>Liquify...
  3. Click on the Warp Tool to make it active.
  4. Size your Cursor so that it's about as big as the cheek. Left Bracket makes it Smaller, Right Bracket makes it Larger.
  5. Click-and-drag up from the cheek line.
  6. Repair any unwanted distortion with the Eraser Tool or by using a Layer Mask.

And remember, you can always undo your last move by choosing Command-Z on a Mac, or Control-Z on a PC.

If you want to start over from the beginning just press the Revert Button from inside the Liquify Window.

Play around with this. I think the Liquify Filter is one of those "practice makes perfect" tools in Elements.

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