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Make your first effect: Makeup

Welcome to Effect House! This basic tutorial will help you familiarize yourself with the tool, basic effects, and the general creation process.


Prepare assets

Download the Photoshop file and/or the PNGs created for this make effect. Refer to the Face Mask Guide for creating custom make-up assets from scratch.


To briefly go over how this particular Makeup effect is created from scratch, let’s take a look at the Photoshop file. If you want to dive right into making the effect, skip to “Create Face Effects”.

First, adjust the color Hue/Saturation of the Eye_Shadow layer.

You can turn the visibility of any existing layers on or off by clicking the Eye icon. For our purposes, let’s keep the Liner and Lashes_Bold.

Then, add a new layer and start drawing the right eye shadow wing with the Lasso (L) tool. Fill the selection with black. Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise to add the sparkle texture. Go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Artistic > Watercolor to create a dispersed sparkle texture. Make the layer blend mode Screen. Try any other filter effects on the layers and explore! We’re then going to duplicate and horizontally flip the eye shadow and fit on to the left eye. Or, you can turn on the symmetry function.

Next we’ll add some under-eye shadow on a new layer and use the Smudge tool to make the end fade more naturally. Make sure to apply make up to both eyes and merge the layers afterwards for organization purpose.

Add some other elements to make it unique. In this example, we added a yellow sparkly line above the eye and emojis on the cheeks. Just make sure everything is under the “Eye” Artboard.

Adjust the Lip + Closed color the same way you adjusted the eye shadow color earlier.

Select the artboard you want to export and go to File > Export > Artboard to Files. Change the export settings to Artboard Content Only, check the Export Selected Artboards box, uncheck the Include Background in Export box, and then change the File Type to PNG-24. Hit Run to confirm and export. You will get the PNGs from all or individual Artboards that are in the correct format for the effect!

Create face effects

Import the texture by clicking + Add asset >Import > From Computer. Select all three PNGs (Eye, Eyelash, Lips).

Add a Face Mask by clicking + Add object > Face Effects > Face Mask.

Set the Face Mask‘s Texture to the imported material and adjust the parameters after importing.

To make the eyelash and lip Makeup effect, switch to the corresponding Face Region.

In addition to using other textures, there is built-in Opacity Texture in Effect House, where users can directly adjust the color to create Makeup effect effects.

Create eye color

Add Eye Color by clicking + Add object > Face Effects > Eye Color. You can use Eye Color‘s built-in materials and Color adjustment function to adjust the eye contact color.

Choose Eye Color Mask to adjust the cosmetic pupil effect on which eyeball, to create a popular special pupil effect.

Download the Eye Color template (150*150) to make custom pupil effects.