How to Put Your Face on Another Body in Adobe Photoshop

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How to Put Your Face on Another Body in Adobe Photoshop
Quickly select the head or face from one photograph and place it on the body of another with the use of Photoshop's Quick Selection tool. (graffiti head image by Stanisa Martinovic from

Removing heads and placing them on other bodies may sound like something from tabloids or horror movies, but the act is simple with the use of Photoshop. With the use of the Quick Selection tool introduced in Photoshop CS3, you can quickly select the head from one photograph and place it on the body of your choice.

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Things you need

  • Photoshop CS3 or higher

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    Open the photograph that contains the face you wish to place on a different body by navigating to the File menu at the top of the workspace and choosing "Open." In the dialogue box that appears, locate your photograph and click "Open."

  2. 2

    Select the "Quick Selection" tool from your left toolbar. You can also select this tool by pressing the W key on your keyboard.

  3. 3

    Place your cursor over the photo you have selected inside the face area. Hold down your left mouse button and begin to "paint" your selection over the face. The "Quick Selection" tool will intuitively select only the face area of your photo; if you want the hair, include it with your selection.

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    Press Ctrl + C to copy the selection.

  5. 5

    Open the photograph containing the body onto which you wish to graft the new head.

  6. 6

    Press Ctrl + V to paste your head selection into the photograph containing the new body.

  7. 7

    Select the "Move" tool from your left toolbar. Ensure that "Show Transform Controls" is checked in the tool indicator above your workspace.

  8. 8

    Hold down the shift key and resize the head layer to match the proportions of the body.

  9. 9

    Select the "Healing Brush Tool" from your left toolbar and set the tool to sample all layers from the pull down menu at the top of your workspace.

  10. 10

    Brush along the connection line of the head and neck of the body to blend the two skin tones together so the connection looks natural.

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    Save your document by navigating to the File menu and choosing "Save As." Enter a name for your new file and click "Save."

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