Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Touch Up Tuesday: Swapping heads

On Sunday I was taking some photos of mine and my friends baby (Coral and Ruari)... they were wearing matching outfits! Can't miss that! :) There was one photo that I liked Coral's smile: but, Ruari was looking down. The other photo Ruari was looking up, but Coral blinked. So....


First photo:


Second photo:

Blended together:

Edit: First I grabbed the Lasso tool. I set the feather to 40. I cut around Coral's face in the second photo... and dragged and dropped it into the first photo. Since Coral's head placement was almost in the same place for each photo... it wasn't too hard to blend them together. Using the Eraser tool set to 50% Opacity I erased the edge from where I cut with the lasso tool. Flatten the image and I'm done! Yay!


Photography love...
 
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10 comments:

  1. Awesome! I need to try that! I keep telling my self its easier then it sounds... and with your explanation I feel like it is!

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  2. I so needed this mini tutorial. I have yet to master this. Can't wait to try this.

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  3. You did a great job. I wouldn't have known, if you handn't told what you did. I can't wait to try this!

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  4. Oh what a pair of cuties. Very clever technique. V

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  5. chelsey, you can't play God. :)

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  6. This seems so HARD TO DO. I know it must not be! I need to find my big girl pants and do this some time. :)

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  7. Yeah, it's touch up Tuesday!

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  8. Awesome edit! I would have never known you had switched heads if you hadn't said so!

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  9. That is an awesome edit. Such an adorable shot. :)

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  10. That is SUCH a save!!!! Awesome job! I'll have to try it sometime! Just snuck in under the wire!

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