How to Make a Picture With a Celebrity

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How to Make a Picture With a Celebrity
Adobe Photoshop is one of the most popular photo editing programs. (Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Taking a picture with your favourite celebrity can be quite difficult as many celebrities guard their privacy. Making a picture with the celebrity using compositing tools can be much easier using a picture editing program like Adobe Photoshop. The quality of the source photo and the photo being cropped will determine how well the final product will look and how easy the work will be to do. Pictures of friends and family with their favourite celebrities can be displayed at parties or given as gags gifts.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Source photo

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Locate a photo of the celebrity to use. Use a photo that will be easy to work with; one where the celebrity is posed in a neutral position, like standing straight. Find a high-resolution photo of the celebrity, this will increase the quality of the final image. Image search engines like Google, Bing or Yahoo images will provide the user with a number of options for celebrity photos.

  2. 2

    Take or find a photo of the person who will be put into the photo with the celebrity. If taking a photo have the person pose in front of a well-lit, white backdrop. The person should pose in such a way that will compliment the celebrity photo. For example, if the celeb is giving a peace sign, perhaps the other person should as well.

  3. 3

    Load both images into Photoshop by dragging them into the program. If you do not have Photoshop, it can be downloaded for free.

  4. 4

    Extract the person from the image using the "Extract" tool in Photoshop, located in the "Filter" menu.

  5. 5

    Use the marker tool in extract to highlight the edges of the person who will be extracted from the background. Use the fill tool when finished to define the extraction area. Click "OK," and the person will be extracted to a new layer.

  6. 6

    Drag the extracted layer to the celebrity photo. Position the person appropriately in the photo. Click and hold a corner of the extracted photo to resize it.

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    Adjust the colours of the photo using the "Adjustment" tools located in the "Image" menu. The exact specific adjustments that will need to be performed will vary from photo to photo.

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    Click "File," "Save" to save the file in PSD format. This will retain all the layers if changes need to be made later on. Click "File," "Save As" and select JPEG or another file format to export the photo.

    Edit the Images in MS Paint

  1. 1

    Open MS Paint by clicking "Start Menu," "All Programs," "Accessories," and "Paint." Paint is the graphic editor in Windows. Open a second copy of Paint so that two copies of the program are open.

  2. 2

    Load the source photo into one copy of Paint and load the celebrity photo in the second. Use the "Eraser" tool to erase the edges around the celebrity. The final product should be the celebrity on a white background.

  3. 3

    Press "CTRL" and "A" at the same time on the keyboard to select the entire image. Click and hold the corner of the image and drag the corner to resize the celebrity until the new size fits with the scale of the source image.

  4. 4

    Press "CTRL" and "C" on the keyboard to copy the celebrity image. Open the source image and press "CTRL" and "V" to copy the image of the celebrity to the source image.

  5. 5

    Move the celebrity into a good position in the photo; where the celebrity look natural next to the source person. Once the image looks good, save it by pressing "CTRL" and "S" at the same time on the keyboard.

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