How to Replace a Face on a Photo With a Face From Another Photo Using Photoshop Elements

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How to Replace a Face on a Photo With a Face From Another Photo Using Photoshop Elements
Adobe Photoshop Elements can be used to replace faces in photos. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

There are a few reasons why you might decide to replace the face in one photo with a face from another photo. If you are taking group photos, you might find that no matter how many shots you take, someone is always blinking or making a face. In this case, you can pull a face from another photo to create a perfect shot. Many people also like to replace faces to create joke or novelty photos. For example, you might want to put your cousin standing next to a celebrity. Adobe Photoshop Elements makes it fairly simple to create this effect.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Open the photo you want to pull the face from.

  2. 2

    Use the Lasso tool to trace around the face. This selects it.

  3. 3

    Go to the "Select" menu and choose "feather". Feather the selection by 5 pixels. This softens the edges of your selection so that it will blend in when you paste it.

  4. 4

    Press "Ctrl" and "C" on the keyboard to copy the selection.

  5. 5

    Open the photo you want to paste the face into.

  6. 6

    Press "Ctrl" and "V" to paste the selection.

  7. 7

    Move the face into the proper position.

  8. 8

    Use the "Free Transform" tool in the "Image" menu to resize and rotate the face if necessary.

Tips and warnings

  • Try to use a face that matches the quality and lighting of the picture you will be pasting into.

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