Changing someone’s head from one photograph to the body of another photograph can be a lot of fun. It’s such a popular technique that you sometimes even see businesses in malls and shopping centers charging money to take someone’s head and put it on a body builder or a swimsuit model. In this tutorial, we’ll save you the money of having to pay for that. We’ll walk you through the steps of taking yours or someone else’s photo and putting it on another person’s body.
1. Open the two photos that you will be using to swap heads. For the simplicity of this tutorial, we’ll refer to the two photos as follow:
Body Photo: One photo that has the body you want to replace with a new head.
Face Photo: The photo that has the face/head that you want to swap onto the Body Photo.
2. With the “Face Photo” selected, use the Lasso tool and draw a selection around the head.
3. Click CTRL+C to copy the head.
4. Paste the head onto the “Body Photo” by clicking CTRL+V.
5. Click CTRL+T to go into Tranform mode. Move and resize the head to fit proportionately over the body.
6. Make sure the layer with the “new head” is active. Select the eraser tool and begin erasing the surrounding background around the “new head”.
7. Select the Clone Stamp Tool.
8. If you see in the image below, notice how the ear from the “old head” is showing from the layer beneath the “new head”. We need to get rid of this. So select the layer with the “old head” and begin to clone stamp out the areas of the “old head” underneath so that only the “new head” is visible.
9. Goto Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation and adjust the saturation sliders. Do this for both layers so that both images match better. If the brightness levels of both photos are drastically different, then goto Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and adjust the levels of the two layers so that they match better.
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