Today we are going to learn the Age progression tutorial in Photoshop. I’ll be using Photoshop CS6 . This will work in almost all the versions of Photoshop. You can see how you look like in your 60s and 70s. Its very simple and takes less time for you to do this. So let’s get started.
1st Step : Open up the picture which you need to Age progress. So for doing that simply go to File/ Open or press Ctrl + O.
2nd Step : Now you need to insert Guide line to the photo. Make sure its Vertical selected and position 0 in.
3rd Step : Take the move tool and grab the guide line to the centre of the nose.
4th Step : Now you need to level the photo if its not straight. For doing that press Ctrl + A and Ctrl + T. You can now move and rotate the image.
5th Step : After doing press Enter and go to Select/ Deselect.
6th Step : Now get another 2 guide line as I showed earlier and place it in the center of the eyes.
7th Step : Get another guide line and this time select Horizontal.
8th Step : Now place the guide line in upper corner of the mouth.
9th Step : Now another horizontal guide line and it should run through both eyes.
10th Step : Now you need to find a good image of an old person. The main thing is it should match the skin tone of the earlier image you took for age progression.
11th Step : Open it and press Ctrl + A and Ctrl + C.
12th Step : Now return to the original image and Press Ctrl + V.
13th Step : Now the old person’s image will be placed above the original image. Now you need to adjust all the features of the old person to the young man. Press Ctrl + T to rotate and move the image. Make sure it goes through the guide lines and press Enter.
14th Step : Now you need to decrease the Opacity to give the original image an old look. Adjust it until it perfectly fits. I recommend 45-50.
15th Step : Now you should remove the guides, for doing go to View/ Clear guides.
16th Step : Now we need to tide up the image and give an original old look. Grab the Eraser tool from the tool bar or else press E.
With the Eraser tool, clear off the background and excessive parts of the image that you don’t want to change. Make sure before erasing you eraser hardness is set around 45.
18th Step : . If you have a doubt that which is the original image and which is the old person’s , you can deselect the invisible eye icon on the layer.
19th Step : Now you should make the eye highlighted by erasing its excessive old person’s image.
20th Step : Now the same thing for the nose and mouth.
21st Step : Now you’re done !!! you can save your image. If you have any doubts, leave it in the comments I’ll help you J.