I'm trying to add detail to this texture like making the lips more realistic but I'm not sure how I can achieve it.

Can I merge another image onto lips or would that mess with the texture.

Edit: I am using Photoshop CC 2018

Texture of 3d Model

  • What software are you using? – Zach Saucier Apr 19 '19 at 23:25
  • @ZachSaucier Photoshop CC 2018 – Ben Smithy Apr 19 '19 at 23:35

Of course you can add textures by merging images. There probably are tutorials, but it's not really difficult to imagine how it could be done.

A fairly simple method:

  1. Find or take a photo of real lips

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  1. Create a texture by using the high pass filter

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  1. Erase everything except the lips

  2. Scale and position the texture over the lips

  3. Set the layer blending mode to Overlay

Note: If the lips don't quite match/align, you could use the liquify filter to distort them to fit.

Here's an example showing steps 4 to 5. The result is quite subtle, which is probably key to not making it look too fake.

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  • thank you that's gotten me closer to the result I was looking for – Ben Smithy Apr 20 '19 at 15:43

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