Combine head and body

In this page, I try to combine 2 images to one. Young man’s head with old man’s body.

First, I need to make head and body.

I make head at first. Use Pen tool for his skin and use Quick Selection tool for his head (check this page). Don’t forget to add Feather his skin’s selection.

From Old man’s image, make the body like the above.

Leave his neck but hide his neck by layer mask because his neck may be useful when you combine with other people’s head.

Next, Let’s combine two parts. The order is important. In this case, the body’s layer must be above the head’s layer.

If you put layer’s correctly, you will see like this. 

Compare this image with original his body to avoid too big head or too small head. People are very sensitive to the balance of body.

I need more his neck, So I use Clone Stamp tool.

Add a new layer between body and head

And use Clone Stamp tool.

Next, Use Liquify in ‘Filter’ to change the shape of colar.

Next page, I tell you the different skill to combine.

Combine head and body 2

I want to combine these two pics.

The difference of this task with another sample is that a young man has no neck. So I must use the old man’s neck instead. But 2 models have different skins, So I need to add several Adjustment layers.

At first, make each parts;Body, Neck, Head. Body layer is made from Neck layer.

Next, Put layers in the correct order.

The important thing is the order.Body > Head > Neck layer.

If you put layers correctly, you will see like this.

Off course, the problem is the color of 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, Levels.

combine with Low quality image

Ordinal especially old images are low in quality. If you must combine a low quality photo with a good quality photo, What point should you think?

Imagine to combine 2 images. the picture of a man who wear suit is low quality.

The below is a mere combination.

There is a problem; the difference of clearness of head and body. The resolution of head is rather lower than the body’s. One way to resolve is decreasing the quality of body intentionally.

Add Gaussian Blur on the body. 

  1. Choose the body’s layer
  2. Go to Filter
  3. Choose Convert for Smart Filters.   By this, if you  must change the setting later, you can change.
  4. Choose Blur and Gaussian Blur.