Adjust Facial Features In Photoshop

The Adjust Facial Features workflow uses face-aware technology to identify and adjust facial characteristics of people in a photograph. You can take a portrait picture and adjust facial features like the jaw, nose, lips, and eyes by using simple sliders to increase or decrease an effect.

  1. Open a photo in Photoshop Elements.
  2. Click Enhance > Adjust Facial Features.
  3. In the Adjust Facial Features dialog, you will notice that the face of the person is marked with a circular highlighter to indicate that the face-aware feature has found a face in the picture.
  4. For a selected face, you can adjust the following features using the available sliders:
    1. Lips: Smile, Height, Width, Upper lip, Lower lip
    2. Eyes: Height, Width, Size, Tilt, Distance
    3. Nose: Height, Width
    4. Face Shape: Width, Forehead height, Jawbone shape, Chin height
    5. Face: Tilt Angle, Left-Right, Up-Down
  5. (Optional) To reset edits to a particular characteristic, double-click the slider. Modifications for that characteristic are canceled.  
  6. Do one of the following:
    • To cancel the set of modifications you have made to facial features, click Reset.
    • To apply the modifications made to the facial features, click OK.


  • Face Tilt is introduced in Photoshop Elements 2021.
  • Click the Before/After toggle button to review the changes caused by moving the sliders left or right.