Blending real life pics? If it's not too much trouble, could you briefly explain what you mean? I've never heard of that technique. :o
I named it “blending” because I don’t know what to call it XD its basically just cutting and pasting real life pics to your sims pics~ Below is basically how I blend stuff into my sims, just so they look better! Hopefully… orz
This is the picture that I want to edit~ (focusing the eyes and nose only)
As you can see, the eyes are rather rigid and meh looking, so it’s time to blend, blend, blend!! Choose any faces on google that have similar angle but I’ll be using Black Desert default face since my style is more towards anime-ish as shown below;
Now cut and paste all the features (I’ll be using nose and eyes only) and place it onto your sim’s pic using the lasso tool.
Then, adjust the size and lower the opacity so it blends with the in game features. Try experimenting with the resizing tool (ctrl+ dragging also helps) and the opacity level which I usually use around 60-73.
Then using low opacity eraser brush with soft edge, rub off the sharp edges of the eyes and nose so that it is smooth and blends with the photo.
Then adjust the brightness, colour and saturation (under image>adjustments) so that the colour of cut images matches really well with the photo.
There you have it~ Looks a bit better and more realistic than the original photo, at least… XD