Photoshop Tutorial: How to Put a Face onto Paper MONEY August 5, 2019 68 By Peter Engel Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to put a face onto paper money, make it look like a steel engraving, blend it into the money itself and add a name to the face. I covered this subject quite a while ago on earlier versions of Photoshop. Due to its popularity, I’m updating it now making it easier and more effective. I provided this paper money template for you to download. It includes this paper money template and a shape that we’ll place our photo into. Its link is located in my video’s description or project files. Open a photo of someone you’d like to use for this project. It can be color or black and white. If it’s in color, desaturate it by pressing Ctrl + Shift +U on Windows or Cmd + Shift + U on a Mac. To adjust it’s brightness and contrast, press Ctrl or Cmd + Shift + L to invoke “AutoTone”. Go to Image and Image Size. Make its resolution: 72 pixels per inch and its height: 870 pixels. Its width will automatically change to a different amount because the height and width are linked. Click OK. To fit it back onto your canvas, press Ctrl or Cmd + 0. Next, we’ll create the line pattern that we’ll use to make our photo look like a steel engraving. Go to File and New. Make the Width and Height: 3000 pixels each and the Resolution: 72 pixels per inch. Then, click OK. We’ll fill it with 50% grey by pressing Shift + the F5 key at the top of your keyboard to open the Fill window. Open the fly-out list and click “50% grey”. Make sure your foreground and background colors are black and white, respectively. If they aren’t, press “D” on your keyboard. Go to Filter and Filter Gallery. Open the “Sketch” folder and click “Halftone Pattern”. Make the Pattern Type: Line, The Size: 1 and the Contrast: 50. Then, click OK. Go to Filter, Distort and Wave. Make the number of generators: 1, the Wavelength: 159 and 160, the Amplitude: 20 and 48 and the Scale: 100%. The Type is “Sine” and tick “Repeat Edge Pixels”. Then, click OK. To place the pattern onto your photo, just drag it onto the tab of your photo and without releasing your computer mouse or pen, press and hold “Shift” as you drag it down onto the photo and release. Pressing Shift kept the pattern centered over the photo. Change the Blend Mode to Overlay. Make a copy of the pattern by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + J. Invert the copy by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + I. Go to Edit, Transform and “Rotate 90 degrees Clockwise”. Make a composite snapshot of your image by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E on Windows or Cmd + Shift + Option + E on a Mac. Now, drag your composite snapshot onto the of the money template and without releasing your computer mouse or pen, drag it down onto the template and release. Click on the Channels panel. If you don’t see it, go to Window and Channels. Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on the black and white thumbnail to make a selection of shape. Open back up your Layers panel and click the Layer Mask icon to make a layer mask of the selection next to your photo. Click off the chain-link between the layer and the layer mask. Now, we can resize and reposition either of them independantly of each other. Click the photo to make it active. To resize and reposition your photo, press Ctrl or Cmd + T to open your Transform Tool. Go to a corner and when you see a diagonal, double-arrow, press and hold Alt or Option + Shift as you drag it in or out. To reposition it, just go inside the Transform and drag it. Continue until you’re happy with its size and position. Then, press Enter or Return. Change the Blend Mode to Linear Burn. To lighten the dark areas of the face, click the Adjustment Layer icon and click “Exposure”. To restrict the Exposure adjustment layer to effect only the face and not the other layers under the face, click the clipping mask icon or you can press Ctrl + Alt + G on Windows or Cmd + Option + G on a Mac. Slide the Gamma Correction to the left until the dark areas of the face closely matches the dark tones of the paper bill. We can always go back and adjust it later if we want. We’re ready to add the last name of the person. Make the face layer active. Open your Horizontal Type Tool and open your list of fonts. I’m using “Legal Tender Regular”. If you’d like to use it, I provided its link, as well. I’ll make its size: 13 points, Smooth and Center Alignment. Click the color box and click a dark part of the bill to pick up that specific color. The hexadecimal code for the color I clicked is: 2A3436, however, yours may have a different code depending on exactly where you clicked. Click the top layer to make it active. Our text will be placed above it. Press “z” to open your Zoom Tool and drag it over the arched banner to zoom into that area. Hover your cursor over the center of the banner and press “T” to open your Type Tool. Click on your document and type out the last name of the person. Click the “Warped Text” icon. Open the list of warp presets and click “Arc”. Make the Bend: 18% and click OK. Open your Move Tool and drag the name over the banner. If the text seems to be sticking a little, go to View and make sure “Snap” isn’t checked. If it is, just click on it to deactivate it. Center the text over the banner. To see your entire image at 100%, press Ctrl or Cmd + 1. I’d like to lighten the dark areas of the face more, so I’ll make the Exposure adjustment layer active and slide the “gamma correction” to the left a bit. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching! CategoryArticles BlogTagsadjustment layer Adobe Alpha and arc arched autotone blend mode brightness cash center channels click color contrast currency desaturate distort etching Exposure face on money fill filter gallery gamma correction hue Levels lighten lines money overlay pattern photo photography photoshop Photoshop CC 2015 portrait remove color resolution rotate size steel engraving text the transform tool tutorial warp warp text wavy zoom 68 Comments Anouar EL Mehni says: June 29, 2015 at 3:32 am Thanks mr Marry Reply Anouar EL Mehni says: June 29, 2015 at 3:32 am You are the best Reply emma lissette alvarado vasquez says: June 29, 2015 at 6:39 am Great Reply Bill Nikolakis says: June 29, 2015 at 9:59 am nice .. this a better and easier tutorial than the previous one . Thank you and keep up ! Reply LONZI SERENA says: June 29, 2015 at 1:49 pm thanks , I have learned something more about layer masks Reply seVenblUnts says: June 29, 2015 at 3:37 pm followed the tutorial and it came out perfectly! mine has the face of michael jackson. thanks marty. been subbed to you for years. you were the first person i watched to learn photoshop. Reply Moussa Harouna says: June 29, 2015 at 5:06 pm Hi thanks for this awesome tutorial.But i'am never able to download the project files you link in the description.The link doesn't open.What should i do?Thanks Reply Francisco Jansen says: June 29, 2015 at 5:33 pm Great way to help the Greek's of their debts Reply Shivankar Singh says: June 29, 2015 at 7:26 pm Very awesome tutorial, believe it or not I just used or old method yesterday. Now I am hoping to redo it according to this 🙂 Reply Skye Blue says: June 29, 2015 at 7:58 pm awesome tutorial sir,thumbs up Reply Vilhelm3989 says: June 29, 2015 at 9:37 pm Instead of making a composite snapshot of the person you want to use, can´t you just turn it into a smart object, and drag that over? that way, if you want to change to another photo, you can do so later on. Or wouldn't that work? 🙂 Reply Beauty and Model says: June 30, 2015 at 2:02 am thanks for this awsome turorial ,it was great work Reply JAIME SOUSA says: June 30, 2015 at 2:08 am Excellent and easy…. TY Reply Erik McCartney says: June 30, 2015 at 3:46 am When I add waves to the portrait, even with the exact steps and image sizes, there are dark vertical lines between the waves, which darken that part of the image when theyre combined (Elements 9) Reply Said Sardi says: June 30, 2015 at 5:48 am thank you for all tutorial from Morocco Reply Mike van Wieringen says: June 30, 2015 at 4:03 pm Another brilliant tutorial.Thanks for posting, Marty Reply Jeffrey Mullen says: June 30, 2015 at 6:01 pm I have been a long time subscriber and thank you for another great tutorial Marty. I do have one problem though maybe you or other subscribers can help me with….just like in the video when you rotate the one layer of wave lines, for me, all my layers rotate. Even though the layer I want to work on is activated, it always seems to affect all my layers. Any suggestions? Reply Altaf Mansoori says: July 3, 2015 at 2:01 pm sir i am a huge fan of your i watch every video. . in photoshop s6 my liquify tool is not working please can u help me…Thanks Reply Ihit Badhwar says: July 4, 2015 at 10:05 pm Thanks you so much!! BTW, is this cc or cs? Reply Reem Khaled says: July 5, 2015 at 2:42 am Best tutorial I've seen in ages,thanks! Reply grant smith says: July 6, 2015 at 4:20 am I would love to see how to make the TNT fireworks Logo =) Reply Loránd Percsi says: July 6, 2015 at 5:01 pm Marty, you are a genius! Reply Wallisson TC says: July 11, 2015 at 10:18 pm Thanks! I managed to make art viewing this video and it worked! There are few people who teach on youtube of a patient and correctly. Thank you for teaching this tutorial. 🙂 Reply ZAIN DESIGN says: July 16, 2015 at 3:06 am Amaziing art Reply technozore 25 says: July 18, 2015 at 12:42 am This is great! Thanks a lot. Reply TryUp7 says: July 19, 2015 at 5:48 pm Very beautiful and nice work Reply Shitpost Cop says: July 21, 2015 at 7:26 am Dude, you need more fans. Your tutorials have educated me so much in this art. I'm grateful that you put out these fantastic tutorials, and you make it free aswell. You are truly a photoshop saint. Reply StealthyMonk says: July 21, 2015 at 10:03 am What a wonderful video. I have used your knowledge so many times. Thank you very much indeed. Reply Mehdi Kasumov says: July 22, 2015 at 6:55 pm Thank you sire,:) Reply Destructiongaminginc says: July 23, 2015 at 3:01 pm When I try to resize the image it doesn't work. I can't resize it in pixels! HELP!!! Reply Will says: July 25, 2015 at 10:28 am I Got Really Far But Untill The Fuzzy Thing To The Einstien Pic It Woulndt Work ;< Help Me Dude HELP.ME Reply Kevin K. says: July 28, 2015 at 6:23 pm Do you have text documents of your tutorials? would be really useful for me :/ Reply Steven Greenbaum says: August 19, 2015 at 12:54 pm Liked the video. Couldn't find the layer mask for the face area. Is it available to download? Reply Blue Lightning TV Photoshop says: August 21, 2015 at 2:39 pm Get up to 20% off Photoshop + Lightroom! $7.99 p/month!:https://db.tt/4PNmz1S8 Reply David Loest says: October 10, 2015 at 4:37 pm Thanks again Marty, did the paper money the other couple of ways from your videos and they came out perfect. Lookin' forward to this updated version. Reply Ping Pong says: October 20, 2015 at 5:51 pm Nice… Reply Joshua R says: November 21, 2015 at 6:05 pm The link for the money template isn't working for me. Reply Gaz Quantick says: November 23, 2015 at 10:49 pm link to the drop box isn't working again or is it me just having problems? Reply Mega Boyz says: December 26, 2015 at 2:41 am I can't open my filter gallery any help?? Reply Joeber Adorable says: January 2, 2016 at 12:07 am Could not complete the command because the scrath disk are full Reply Marianne Uptegrove says: January 15, 2016 at 1:34 am How could I tint the colour to make it brown for example. I want to do this with Canadian money which is coloured. I wish to put it onto a $100 bill which has a brown tint. Reply Lucas Torres says: February 5, 2016 at 8:55 am How to remove the face in this paper money Argentinean??? And tutorial to replace the face of another person, putting my face?? Reply Jessica Durham says: April 27, 2016 at 12:27 pm The "Inside Frame" layer in the channels panels is NOt showing up! Can anyone help? at 4:40 Reply harikili says: May 8, 2016 at 10:03 am Please re-upload the template, it is not working. I recommend mega. Reply Mukundan sathasivam says: June 6, 2016 at 4:59 am hey, how to create the "Inside Frame" layer??? Reply atruewarrior says: July 8, 2016 at 10:41 pm hope u see this i know I'm super late but i followed step by step and my filter gallery is disabled Reply atruewarrior says: July 8, 2016 at 10:42 pm oops when i try to open the sketch folder Reply TQ- Subway says: July 19, 2016 at 8:31 pm I press Shift+F5 Nothing happened Reply Hamed Almohri says: September 22, 2016 at 1:51 pm where should i get get the paper money from Reply mayke houppertz says: September 24, 2016 at 1:25 pm When i dragged the pattern over the foto, the pattern appeared as small rectangle, what did i do wrong? Reply SAMP Moments says: September 30, 2016 at 11:13 am some think wrong in dowlound paper money please check it Reply Mert Saytaş says: November 13, 2016 at 8:55 pm Are you teach another programs like animation or studio programs (my english could be bad sorry about that) Reply Rowan Kuppasamy says: December 4, 2016 at 7:54 pm Hey guys. Is it legal to use a money note made using this template in an artwork? Reply Shon Bennett says: December 7, 2016 at 4:28 am Marty, this was a super fun and straight forward tutorial. Thanks a million…I wish you could see mine. I got it right the very first try in AI cc 2017. Reply Winston Jade Molit says: December 29, 2016 at 9:31 am Thanks man! Reply Silence says: February 10, 2017 at 10:45 am im using cs6 help stuck at image sizeee Reply yaswanth ynsv says: March 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm where did you learn photoshop man? you're a pro Reply Sara Bizarro says: September 4, 2017 at 3:23 pm That was awesome! Thanks so much!!!!! Fantastic. I'm subscribing! Reply QAZI says: September 22, 2017 at 6:51 pm best tutorial ever Reply theboizee says: December 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm this doesn't work for black people Reply Emma Skørskov Jensen says: March 3, 2018 at 10:52 am Thank you so much! Reply Rodina Freeman says: June 3, 2018 at 5:34 pm Great but where is the back design 🙁 Reply Howard Send says: October 17, 2018 at 7:11 pm This is how software tutorials should be done. Great work. Reply Javier Garcia Alvarez says: December 2, 2018 at 9:21 pm 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Reply Renki Blade says: February 21, 2019 at 5:55 pm need back of the bill 🙁 Reply Raul Esteban says: April 3, 2019 at 6:07 pm Boom! cc 2018 doesn't have distort. Reply Klippy Klop says: May 29, 2019 at 12:04 pm Thanks Marty, you've helped me enormously with Photoshop. Your tutorials are the very best. Reply The Wealth Vibe - Shana Green says: June 23, 2019 at 7:29 pm Could I pay you to make one for me? How do I contact you? 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