Preparing the image. Open an image in Fireworks and crop the image to a head and shoulder shot.
Figure 1: The image
Use the Pen Tool to select an area around the face. When finished make any minor adjustments using the subselection tool .
Click Modify > Convert Path to Marquee. Select a feather of 3.
Copy and Paste the selection into a new layer called Face Copy
Creating White Makeup.
Lock the background layer and select the Face Copy layer.
Click on Commands > Creative > Convert To Grayscale.
Figure 2: Convert to Grayscale
With the face copy still selected, click on the Filters in the properties panel. Hue Saturation should already be showing from the grayscale conversation.
Within Filters choose Adjust Color > Brightness/Contrast. The settings here will depend very much on the photo you use. For this example I used:
Figure 3: White Make Up
Lock all layers and create a new layer called Makeup.
Adding The Star. Choose the Star tool and draw a black star over one of the eyes. Ensure the star has no stroke.
Figure 4: The Star
Rotate the star so that there is one point at the top and two at the bottom as in the image above.
With the star selected click Filters > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Change the blur level to about 1. This will give a natural look.
Showing The Eyes & Mouth . Lock and hide all layers EXCEPT the background layer (the original image).
Create a new layer called Eyes And Mouth. Drag this layer to the top if not there already.
Figure 5: The Layers
Use the Pen Tool to select the area around the mouth. Zooming in to 400% or more may help. Convert it to a selection with Modify > Convert > Path To Marquee. Select the Pointer Tool and when you are over the selected area a cursor with a pair of scissors must show. See Figure 6.
Right-click and copy the selection and paste it into the Eyes And mouth layer.
Figure 6: Copy the Mouth
Selecting the other eyes : Hide the Eye And Mouth Layer, select the other eye from the background layer using the Pen Tool and Modify > Convert Path To Marquee. Copy this selection, Unhide the Eyes and Mouth Layer and paste. Repeat this for the mouth.
Important: You will probably need to hide the Eyes And Mouth Layer to select the other eye and mouth then unhide the Eyes And Mouth Layer to paste.
Unhide all layers to see the effect.
Ensure all layers are locked. Add another layer on top of all others called Highlights.
Choose the line tool and choose white as the stroke colour.
The exact settings for the rest of this section may differ for you particular image. For my picture I used a stroke width of 3 pixels.
Draw some strokes around the eye area.
Click Filters > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Set the Blur Radius to that it gives the impression of reflected light in the image. I used 4.3.
Figure 8: The completed tutorial
On Your Own. Now add red or black lipstick and black makeup around the eye. Hint: For the lipstick, select the lips only (not the teeth) and use Adjust Color.
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