Today we are going to talk about the number one thing that I get asked about: Headswaps. Everybody has a head swap that needs to get done, or that a client wants. Someone blinked, or a kid turned their head, or whatever it may be. So today, I am going to show you how to do one!
First thing you want to do is have your two images open in photoshop, got that done? Great!
Now, we are going to take the lasso tool and select around the head, then you are going to copy that. On a PC it’s control+c on a MAC it’s Command+C.
Then you are going to go over to your first image and paste it (control+p, or Command+p).
So now you have both images, the one you don’t want the head in and the head layer. As you can see in the layers panel, it pops up as a second layer. Which is great because now we can adjust it perfectly.
With this particular image I needed to adjust the size, so I selected the transform option, which is Command+T or Control+T it allows you to take the corners and adjust the size or angle of the image. To figure out exactly the position I needed it in, I lowered the opacity of the layer so I could match up the lines with the second image. Then I raised the opacity back to 100% so I could make sure it was where I wanted it.
Then you’ll want to select the eraser tool, and lower the opacity to between 40-50% and go around the harsh edges so that it blends it into the original image.
Every now and then you’ll need to use the clone tool to get rid of a few extra pieces of hair from the previous image.
Voila, you have just completed a head swap! To make it a little easier I created this video for you so you can see step by step what I did and follow along.
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I am a self taught editor, mostly trial and error and lots and lots of practice. I want to make the editing process easier for you and teach you how simple it really is, so that you don’t have to cry tears of frustration to perfect your images.