The difference between this task and the previous sample is that the young man’s image doesn’t show his neck. So I must use the old man’s neck instead. But 2 models have different skin color, so I need to add several ‘Adjustment layers’.
At first, make each parts;Body, Neck, Head. Body layer is made from Neck layer.
Next, place these layers in the correct order.
The important thing is the order of the layers. Body > Head > Neck layer.
If you place these layers correctly, you will see like this.
Of course, the problem here is the color of the neck. So add‘Adjustment layers’ above Neck Layer.
In thie case, I used several adjustment layers like ‘Selective Color’, ‘Hue/Saturation’,’Color Balance’, ‘Exposure’,’Curves’,and ‘ Levels’.
Usually old images and photos are low in resolution. If you must combine a low-resolution photo with a high-resolution photo, what points do you have to cover?
Imagine to combine 2 images. The picture of a younger man who wears a navy suit is low-resolution and the picture of an older man who wears a gray suit is high-resolution.
Look at this combined picture.
There is a problem; the difference of clearness of the head and the body. The resolution of head is rather lower than that of the body. One way to resolve this problem is decreasing the quality of the body intentionally.
Add ‘Gaussian Blur’ on the body.
Choose the body’s layer
Go to ‘Filter’
Choose ‘Convert for Smart Filters’. By this, if you must change the setting later, you can change the setting without making the change to the original layer.
Sometimes we need to add wrinkles to the model for aging. For example, imagine to combine an old man’s head with a young man’s body who has no wrinkles on his neck. I think this combination will be odd because the face has lots of wrinkles and the neck doesn’t have any. You need add the other people’s wrinkles on the model’s neck in such a case.
Get the image which has wrinkles.
Paste it on the model’s file. Place two faces side by side as it will be easy to copy wrinkles.
Make a selection of the neck.
Make a new layer and ‘Create Clipping Mask’ on the neck
Choose the blending mode to ‘Soft light’ or ‘Overlay’
Copy wrinkles by‘Clone Stamp Tool ‘or ‘Lasso tool ‘on the new layer.
Go to ‘Image > Adjustments > Black & White’ in order to denaturation