In this video, Erika Thornes resizes the imported image in Photoshop. She goes over how to make sure that everything is lined up, and how to check around all the edges to make sure that the imported image is properly placed and masked, which is important while doing a head swap.
- [Instructor] Alright, so we've brought Noah…into the picture here and we're going to be switching out…the out of focus version of him with an in focus one.…I know, it's a silly picture to pick,…but we really just loved how much ...…This was a day in the life of a typical family…when you have a toddler, a baby…and an elementary school kid.…Alright, so let's first start by getting Noah…into position over where he was before.…Now we imported this as a smart object.…The reason is is because when move and shift things around,…we'll be able to do so without damaging the file.…
If we shrunk it down too small and then opened it back up…again really large, where going to be losing a lot of data.…So it's always best to work when you're doing head swaps…if you can as a smart object.…Plus, if we need to edit it later,…we can go back and edit it.…And we can import it and it will keep everything the same.…Alright, so let's start by getting him in to position.…There's a few tricks to getting him into position.…So we're going to go to the Free Transform…
In this course, photographer Erika Thornes shows how to review a kid photo shoot to find the best shot of the bunch. Then, she dives into Lightroom and Photoshop and details a variety of retouching challenges and solutions—including cleaning up that messy nose.
- Selecting and editing the hero shot
- Making a clean edit in Lightroom
- Adjusting exposure and white balance
- Cropping images
- Working with layers and masks
- Using Photoshop to remove stray hairs, brighten eyes, and remove scabs
- Swapping faces in Photoshop