How to edit a photo to look like the Grinch using iPiccy

The Grinch is a famous character from the Dr. Seuss book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” By using one of the various free photo editing websites available, it is possible to merge two photos into one. By doing this, you can fade a picture of someone onto the face of the Grinch, thus creating the look of the Grinch. The task does not require any Photoshop editing skills, and can be completed in 15-20 minutes.

Search online for the image of the Grinch that you want to use. Right click the image and select "Save Image As." Enter a name for the file, and then click "Save."

Open a free photo editing website such as "iPiccy." Click the yellow box that says "Start Editing."

Upload the image of the Grinch by clicking "Upload Photo" and then selecting the picture that you saved earlier. Once it appears in your photo library, double click the image to start editing.

Select the "Blender" option from the top bar. This will allow you to merge the two images together.

Click "Photo" then "Upload Photo." Choose the picture that you want to merge onto the face of the Grinch. Once the image is uploaded, drag and drop the picture onto the image of the Grinch, adjusting the image until it is properly aligned.

Click the new image that you have just uploaded. Fade this image onto the face of the Grinch by adjusting the "Fade" percentage in the left hand tool bar, until only the outline of the image can be seen in the face of the Grinch.

Select "Save" from the top bar. A "Merge Layers" pop-up will appear. Click merge layers.

Enter a name for your new image and click "Save Photo."


When taking a picture to place over the Grinch, try and have a similar expression, as the two images will blend better.

To avoid any contrasting colours, create a green overlay on your picture, before blending it with the picture of the Grinch. This can also be done using free photo editing programmes such as iPiccy.

Things You'll Need

  • Free photo editing website (See Resources)
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Based in Ireland, Aidan Curran is a motivational/fitness writer. His motivational articles and videos have received recognition around the world, from websites such as "Online Soccer Academy". An A1 Leaving Certificate student, he is ranked as one of the top 5 percent English students in the country. He is currently studying for a Bachelor of Arts in history at University College Dublin.