How to add a wig in a picture

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How to add a wig in a picture
Adding a wig to a photograph is easy with photo editing software. (see my wig image by Frenk_Danielle Kaufmann from Fotolia.com)

Whether you're balding a little and want to spruce up a photograph with a wig, or you just want to see what your sister looks like as a blonde, photo editing software makes it easy to add a wig in a picture.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Photo editing software
  • Digital photo

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the digital photo in a photo editing program. Either upload the image directly to your computer from your digital camera or scan the printed photo. Make sure the face of the person you'd like to give a wig is unobstructed. Bangs, hats, or other objects that obstruct the face may interfere with the quality of the photo editing.

  2. 2

    Find a picture of a wig that you'd like to use. For silly wigs, look in free clipart galleries. For a natural wig, a real life digital image with minimal pixelization is best. Copy the image in the photo editing software, and paste it on top of the person's face.

  3. 3

    Erase the area around the wig with the digital eraser. If possible, fade the wig image to 50 per cent so you can see the photograph underneath. Adjust the size of the eraser for finer details, and use a circle shape to capture the natural curves of the jawline and forehead.

  4. 4

    Adjust the size of the wig to frame the face to make it look as realistic as possible. Also note the contrast of the colours and the lighting in the original photograph. You may want to play with the colour and light settings so the details in the wig match the face.

Tips and warnings

  • Zoom in on the photograph and clean up any stray remnants from the wig image to fix the fine details.

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