Clowning Around in Photoshop CS6 Tutorial: how to make a clown nose.
This months photo shoot is dedicated to Beagles and Miss P who won the Westminster Kennel Club title Best in Show. I advertised an “all call” for Beagles and this beauty turned up. This is Lucy who came to us from Deltona, Florida. We had some fun in the studio with this cute little beagle. She was an absolute joy to work with as you can see from the photos we were able to capture. This is one of my newest props that is actually recycled. My daughter went as Minnie Mouse for Halloween last year and this is the bow tie we purchased for her costume. Lucy didn’t seem to mind it at all. She especially liked the cheese we used to bribe her to sit still! To get a clown nose on her was however, impossible, so we decided it would have to be created in Photoshop. I have created this Photoshop Tutorial with CS6: clowning around in Photoshop to share with my readers in case you ever want to clown around with friends and put a clown nose on them! There are probably many ways to make this, this is just the way I did it using CS6 in the example shown above.
STEP 1: Use the Elliptical Marquee tool and draw a circle shape on dogs nose. Go to top menu and click LAYER> new fill layer>solid color, click ok, choose color, click ok. You should now have a red circle. Add a drop shadow to the circle.
STEP 2: Use the selection tool and select the red circle. Go to top menu and click LAYER> new fill layer>gradient. Choose a gradient that goes from black to white and make Style: radial. Angle 90, Check boxes: reverse and align with layer. click ok.
STEP 3: For a nose like Image 2 with a white highlight, change gradient layer blend mode to screen. If necessary adjust the gradient sliders and the opacity to create the perfectly rounded 3d looking nose. For a nose like Image 3 with no white highlight, I chose the blend mode darken and adjusted gradient sliders by adding new points with differing opacities. It takes some “clowning around” with the gradient sliders to make the perfect nose for your subject, and it really is a matter of preference.
STEP 4: Link the layers together so that you can move the nose around and change its size . Change the size of the nose by using ctr>T to transform.
STEP 5: Add noise to your nose so that it looks like the foamy material. To do this I duplicated my nose layers and the layers into one by highlighting both layers and using the following : ctrl>J, then ctrl>E, then in the top menu choose filter>noise>add noise.