Using Photoshop to Swap Heads in a Family Portrait


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Swapping heads in a family portrait

So, if you've ever tried to take a family portrait, you can know how challenging that can be to get everyone looking at the camera at the same time. Well, the great thing about shooting digitally is that you can just hold the button down and get a bunch of shots and hopefully you have enough to work with to get the perfect composite when all is said and done. So, let's take a look at this example. We've got two layers here. On the top layer, the children here looking pretty decent. They're looking either at the camera or looking forward. But the mother here isn't looking too happy in that shot. So, let's turn the top layer off, and you'll see in the next frame. She's looking really great, but the children are looking off in the distance and so forth.

So, what we're going to do is combine these two layers to get the perfect composite that we want. So, to do that, I'm going to go ahead and select the layer that's got the image of the mother here ...

Swapping heads in a family portrait
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Swapping heads in a family portrait provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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