Photoshop Tutorial: How to Combine Two Faces into One!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I’m going to show you how to swap faces. The technique can also be tailored to swap just specific features which will create a fun caricature. Open the photos of the two people
whose faces you want to swap. I downlaoded these and the others from Both faces should be focused, be facing in the same direction and be lit from the same angle. Decide which person you’d like to transplant the face onto
and make a copy of it. To do this, press Ctrl + J on Windows or Cmd + J on a Mac. Open the
other photo and open your Lasso Tool. Drawaround the eyes, nose and mouth, leaving room
around the features. If you want to swap just one feature like, say the nose, just draw
around the nose to select it. Press Ctrl or Cmd +J to cut the image inside the selection
and copy it to its own layer. To place the face onto the other person, press “v” to open
your Move Tool and drag it onto the tab of your other subject. Without releasing your
mouse or pen, drag it down onto the image and release. Drag it over the other face and
reduce its opacity, so we can see through it. To resize it, open your Transform Tool
by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + T. Go to a corner and when you see a diagonal, double-arrow, press and hold Alt or Option + Shift as you drag it in or out. To reposition it, drag
inside the Transform so the eyes line up on the face. To rotate it, go to a corner and
when you see a curved, double-arrow, rotate it until it matches the angle of the face
under it. Once you’ve sized and angled it, increase its opacity back to 100%. Feel free
to finesse its size, angle and position until you’re happy with it. Then, press Enter or Return. Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on the thumbnail of the face to make a selection of its shape. Go to Select, Modify and Contract. I’ll contract it 10 pixels, however, you may want to adjust
this amount depending on the size and resolution of your photo. Type in an amount that contracts
the selection approximately this much. Make Layer 1 active and press the Delete key on your keyboard to delete the area of the image inside the selection. If we hide the top and
bottom layers, we can see the area it deleted. Now that we deleted that area, we can deselect
it. Make the bottom and top layers visible again and Shift-click on the the face to highlight
both layers. Go to Edit and “Auto Blend Layers”. Tick “Stack Images” and make sure “Seamless
Tones and Colors” is checked. Then, click OK. Automatically, it blended together the
colors, brightness and contrast of both images. We chose “Stack Images” because this option
works best with aligned layers, which is what we have. It blends the best details in each
corresponding area. The Auto Blend Layers command applied layer masks to each layer
to mask out over‑ or underexposed areas. To make a seamless transition between the
two layers, make a composite snapshot of your image by pressing Ctrl +Shift +Alt + E on
Windows or Cmd + Shift + Option + E on a Mac. Hide Layers 2 and 1 and click the Layer Mask
icon to make a layer mask next to the active layer. Open your Brush Tool and Brush Picker.
We’ll take care of the size in a moment. Make the Hardness: 0% and the Opacity and Flow:
100%. Then, press Enter or Return. To make your brush larger or smaller, press the right
or left bracket keys on your keyboard. Now, brush over the areas that you want to have a smoother transition. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!


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  2. M Alkharji May 10, 2015 at 4:36 am

    Fantastic as always keep it up

  3. Dr Ashraf Mesbah May 10, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Thank you Marti, I have to admit , your tuts make me love photoshop

  4. Yilmaz Ali May 10, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Thanks, Blue Lightning TV.

  5. Mr Ran May 10, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Fantastic !!

  6. MUM!N May 10, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Very Fuuny

  7. Turkuaz Tuğran May 10, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Thank you Blue Lightning TV

  8. Comedy Clips May 10, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Nice ! Thank u Sir…..!

  9. Leif Svensson May 10, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks Marty 🙂 You are the KING of Photohop 🙂

  10. Aspiration May 10, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Thank you for this excellent tutorial. You could potentially have a lot of fun with this.

  11. Eric May 10, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    jjjjjjeee thank you

  12. aw hm May 10, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks, Blue Lightning TV

  13. John Smith May 10, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Thanks Marty!

  14. CivilizedMenKilledMe May 10, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Funny and usefull. Thanks.

  15. Imran Malik May 11, 2015 at 2:20 am

    Thanks marty 😉

  16. steelsheen May 11, 2015 at 6:30 am

    oh wow, this is a project ive constantly struggled with for the longest time and have always found it to be very tricky and time consuming on PS (im still on CS6), then your tutorial comes along the tool has actually always been right there! i just did a quickie manip as i followed your instructions and boom done! thank you!

  17. MrDice205 May 11, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Can you please please do a tutorial on how to create a barber pole…

  18. ♫ SlamminUK ♫ May 11, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    That was great! I never knew about the auto blend layers tool.

  19. daorma May 12, 2015 at 5:14 am

    Awesome, thanks

  20. ton taganna May 12, 2015 at 7:09 am

    i can have with this..BUT…….i just want to ask..are you using CS6? using CS4 the command (Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E) it doesnt there any other option for that?..thank you in advance..

  21. Lare Ford Joe May 13, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    This is simply the best tutorial channel!
    Glad i found you Marty 🙂

  22. Eugene Williams May 14, 2015 at 2:00 am

    how did you get to know photoshop so well and long did it take  you to learn. i love your work

  23. Popw wrestling May 15, 2015 at 1:33 am

    These tutorials are great.    Sadly I have pse12 and can't follow all his tutorials.

  24. scotontheloop May 15, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Once again you make me discover photoshop functions I did not know at all.
    Thank you very much for all your videos that I use very often for my personal projects.

  25. Hoa Bất Tử May 15, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    it's so cool. i from viet nam. i will folloing you every week.
    thanks you for share video.

  26. Azbezt May 15, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Can anyone please tell me where I can find autoblend layers in Cc 2014??

  27. Hesa Alshuaibi May 16, 2015 at 11:20 am

    First Thank you Marty..
    At the min 2:55 where you delete the selection .. it didn't work with me

  28. Roger May 16, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Very great my friend !!!

  29. Patrick Lefebvre May 17, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Wow, each times i'm looking for your tutorials i'm very impressive. This one will be the next one that I will try with familly photos. It's very funny! Thank you Marty!

  30. Jai Batra May 17, 2015 at 11:23 am

    wow ill be useing this alot!!!!

  31. Lokke Kokaleinen May 18, 2015 at 10:58 am

    it is wonderfuel that you share your knowledge with others
    good work

  32. brooklynrican64 May 19, 2015 at 2:38 am

    Excellent! I love fun stuff like this.
    Thanks Marty.

  33. Evilbarbie 01 May 19, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Great !!!

  34. good karma May 19, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    why is it that my cut out image using the lasso tool affects the opacity but not when i use the magnetic tool? i would love to use the lasso tool since it's easier, i am using CS6 btw. Thank you for this video, i learned a lot and improved my artwork.

  35. JustMe May 23, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Man can u help me plz . When i try to use the brush on the layer mask nothing happens what can i do ???

  36. HumberttO Park May 28, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    I am brazilian and i really like your videos, thank you so much

  37. GeM Edits May 29, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    your voice though

  38. GASMI YACINE May 30, 2015 at 9:25 am

    THANK YOU : )

  39. J0kuc June 1, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Which screen recorder do you use?

  40. Arne Six June 3, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    sorry to ask but the last part to use the brush it does nothing to me….
    i am using photoshop cc 2014??

  41. NoZAk 23 June 4, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Good job Blue Lightning TV 😉

  42. Cathy Neary June 12, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Hi there! I really like your tutorials. I've used them a lot and have been very helpful. I'd like to ask you something. How about swapping a Disney Princess to a Real Person's Face? But from different angle and colour as well. Can you kindly please show the Tutorial? Thank you so much! You're very Kind and Genius! Love and Support 🙂 <3

  43. Demantol June 18, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Brush tool not working 4:49 ! what to press?

  44. Dobro Svako June 28, 2015 at 10:18 am


  45. Zoltan Bakos July 25, 2015 at 1:35 am

    Brush tool at the end does not work,I tried twice,followed every step,still nothing 🙁

  46. Kneelo Elim August 10, 2015 at 3:45 am

    Do you have video where I can merge/morph faces?

  47. Michael Racelis August 11, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Where can you download the 2 faces?

  48. Michael Racelis August 11, 2015 at 11:18 am

    do you have links

  49. Steven Greenbaum August 19, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    At the end you seem to be brushing the image and not the layer mask. What is going on.

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  51. Ali D September 29, 2015 at 12:10 am

    when i click layer mask and than use brush, it didnt work/ plz help?

  52. Minii October 17, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Thanks man!

  53. Florin PUIU October 18, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Best method ever!! Thank you so much!

  54. Mukarram Raja November 8, 2015 at 7:56 am


  55. xyrell caballes November 15, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Thank you :))

  56. Donald Mellor November 18, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Brilliant – I love your videos – so well presented.

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  58. Dio's Dong May 11, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Thanks, Helped me with a school project

  59. gaixx qyzs May 18, 2016 at 6:24 am

    thank u..but I mean double face like "the script album cover"..hope u can help me

  60. Zayne C June 28, 2016 at 12:53 am

    Thank you man, I really enjoy your videos!

  61. TeCh-AzMat August 8, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    wow sir that's cool think you so much…..

  62. Sharyn Elizabeth August 21, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Thank you for a great tutorial, so easy to understand and follow. I get to the brush mode and nothing happens. I have matched your screen settings to mine and it doesn't work. Any ideas

  63. Thomas Andersen November 19, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    My brush tool uses a black color. What to do? Thanks

  64. Trini Baby December 8, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    thanks a lot

  65. Earl Cousins December 14, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Hey Marty! I have PSE 14 and 15 and I've tried both and cannot find "Auto Blend Layers" under "Edit". Is it me or what?

  66. Flacki January 6, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    I cant press blending button help me pls

  67. worthless trash February 6, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    thr brush thing doesn't work !! help!!

  68. Turf Surf July 10, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    This is the real one, all the other ones with blend method set to Pano are pranks………….LOLLL, thanks!!!

  69. MuzikkZone July 26, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    HOw about making an updated tutorial Marty? Or is it not needed?

  70. MuzikkZone July 26, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    This worked great. What about the content aware option that's in cc 2017? you gonna make a new tutorial showing that?

  71. EddysGameVideos September 16, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    thank you

  72. Bryan Limon September 26, 2017 at 3:27 am

    when i try to brush the area that i want to erase. the area becomes white

  73. Putu Judist February 6, 2018 at 5:26 am

    Very creative and interisting and I like this

  74. Andrey Jay Patricio April 4, 2018 at 9:50 am

    thanks man

  75. Inknovate Communicative English Tutorials April 30, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    U r good very good thank u

  76. TheOrangeCreeper June 16, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Thank you! It worked!

  77. Ogap idrazK July 20, 2018 at 12:19 am

    After i Contract and trz to delete it.. nothing happens

  78. DitRo 21 August 14, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Thnks this is one helpful and funny video thank you marty!

  79. o k November 29, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Did You See The 2 Pictures He Didn't Use In The Beginning? The Little Girl & The Old Man?

  80. miko bogalo December 1, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    it doesn't work for me at 2:55

  81. Wahiullah Shahid December 14, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Your videos are very nice and helpful, I have been following them for a long time now.
    I had a video request. If you could, please make a tutorial on how to combine human and ape face so that the human is still recognizable yet he looks like an ape. Thanks in advance

  82. KRI KRi December 19, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    cant press modify

  83. Mr. YeetMan January 28, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Is it possible to use this on another photo editing software such as

  84. Andres Ruales June 23, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Very, very easy. Thanks a lot.

  85. CJ Balasta August 23, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Thank you this is really helpful. Is this applicable to photoshop 7.0?

  86. Seb August 25, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Brush tool not working pls don't ignore this comment ik you can see it

  87. Funk God October 10, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    The brush tool part at the end does not work for me and I've followed the steps perfectly, i know this is an older video but surely it will works with new versions of photoshop?

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