Swap Faces In Photoshop

Swap Faces In Photoshop

Welcome back to another very exciting tutorial
here at the PhotoshopTrainingChannel.com. My name is Jesus Ramirez and you can find
me on [email protected] In this video, I’m going to show you how to
do face swaps in Photoshop. I’m going to start this tutorial by showing
you how to cut out the woman’s face and match it to the man’s body. Then, I’m going to show you how to color correct
the face so that it matches the skin tones of the body. And, finally, I’ll show you how to make the
merge by using the Auto Blends Layers feature in Photoshop. If you recognized the images, then that’s
because I’ve used the exact same images in an old face swap tutorial and I felt that
old tutorial needed an update that included color matching. So, hopefully, this will be a shorter and
better tutorial. Okay, let’s get started. We’re going to be working with these two images—this
woman’s face and this man’s body. And what we want to do is we want to take
her face and place it on his head. Before we get started, I want to point out
that this works best when both faces are facing a similar direction and have a similar head
tilt. So that means that if you have opposing perspectives
and angles, then this is not going to work as well. It’s going to look a little fake, so try to
get the angles of the head and face matching as best as possible. So the first thing that we’re going to do
is select the Lasso Tool to make a selection around her face. You can select the Lasso Tool by pressing
L on the keyboard or by selecting it from the Tools bar. Notice that every tool has the keyboard shortcut
to the right of it; in this case, it’s L. Then, you can make a selection around the
face, so that’s what I’m going to do now. If you made a mistake, you can hold Alt and
Option on the Mac to subtract from a selection or hold Shift to add to a selection, so I’m
holding Shift and clicking and dragging, and adding to the selection. So that’s what you want to select more or
less. Then you can press Ctrl J, Command J on the
Mac, to duplicate that layer. And, now, we just have a face, so I’m going
to call this layer “face.” Then I can press V on the keyboard to select
the Move Tool, click and drag on the face and drag it over onto the Other Documents
Tab. I’m still holding and I’m going to release,
and then, I’ll release the layer there; now the layer’s in this document. It’s a good idea to always work with the face
that is larger than the face you’re trying to swap out. That way, you have the advantage of distorting
and scaling pixels and not have any pixelation. So, what I’m going to do now is match the
size of both faces, so I’m going to press Ctrl T, Command T to transform, and I’m going
to click and drag on the opacity label, click and drag to the left to bring down the opacity,
and then, move this over his face. I’m going to use the eyes to match the face,
so I’m going to press Ctrl+, Command+ on the Mac, to zoom in, and I’m going to try to align
the corner of the eyes here and that’s where I want to scale from. So notice right now that if I click on one
of these corner handles and scale, I’m not going to scale from that spot. So what I want to do is hold Alt, Option on
the Mac, and click to move the pivot point. Notice how the pivot point was down here. You can also click and drag it, of course,
but it’s easier to hold Alt, Option on the Mac, and click. There’s the pivot point. Now if I scale by holding Shift At, Shift
Option, it scales from that point. And, of course, it rotates from that point
as well. So, I’m going to try to match the eyes as
best as I can and notice how these two are not lining up, well, we can rotate it just
a little bit and adjust it as best as we can. I’m going to bring the Opacity back up to
100%. I’m going to press Enter and I think that
looks pretty good. I’m going to zoom out and we’ll see what that
looks like and I think this will work. I think I might just rotate it to the left
just a little more, so I’m going to bring back the pivot point there and just do a slight,
slight rotation, not too much; maybe something like that and I think this will look better. Now, when you’re doing Face Swaps, it’s always
a good idea for both faces to have similar skin tones, similar colors, similar color
casts, and things like that, so when you merge the layers together, they’ll look much better. So I’m going to show you how to match her
skin tone to his skin tone really easily and really quickly. So I have the face selected, then I’m going
to go into Image, Adjustments, Match Color, and from here, we can select the source. That is the document that we’re working in. We’re working in the muscularman.jpg document,
so select that, and then, the layers where you want to take colors from. You want to take colors from the background
layer, so select the background. Now, that doesn’t look very good, and that’s
because the background has the gray and other colors that we really don’t need. We only want the colors of the face, so what
I’m going to do is I’m going to cancel that, hold Ctrl Command and click on the face layer
thumbnail to make a selection around the face, and then, I’m going to do the same thing. I’m going to go into Image, Adjustment, Match
Color, Source, Muscularman, Layer, Background, and notice the difference. Now we’re only looking at the colors that
are on the face, which is what we want. It’s a little strong so I’m going to fade
it a little bit, and notice how that matches the colors even better. I’m going to press OK, then I’m going to press
Ctrl D, Command D, to deselect and I’m going to zoom in and, now, we can keep working on
this image. The problem now is that the original background
image does not have a lot of skin texture, in fact, it’s a bit blurry, so we’re going
to have to match that. So I’m going to go into Filter and Blur, but
before I do that, I want to make sure that I don’t create any soft edges around the image
here, so I’m going to lock the transparent pixels, then go into Filter, Blur, Gaussian
Blur, and I can move the slider around to add a Blur. But, for something like this, it’s better
to start all the way to the left and use the up arrow keys on the keyboard to add blur
or the down arrow key on the keyboard to take away blur. So, I think, about 0.3 will be good for this
example, then I’m going to press OK, and if you want to add more blur in certain areas,
then you can use the Blur Tool, and there it is, taking away some of the skin texture
here on the cheeks, just because it’s not like that on the original image and we wanted
to match as best as possible. When you’re done, you can just unlock the
transparent pixels, and I think the image is looking much better now. What we’re going to do now is we’re going
to duplicate the background layer, Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac, and I’m going to disable
the original background. I’m going to call it the “copy body.” So we have the face and we have the body. I’m going to press Ctrl Command and click
on the layer thumbnail to make a selection around the face. Select the body and I’m going to go into Select,
Modify, Contract, and I’m going to select 5 pixels. For your image, you may need more or less
pixels, depending on the size of your image. So if 5 pixels doesn’t work for you, try adding
10, try adding 20, or maybe just add a couple. So I’m going to press OK and notice how I
have that space in-between the selection and the edge of the face layer. That’s what you want. So I’m going to disable the face layer and
with the body layer selected, I’m going to press the Delete key or Backspace on the keyboard
to remove those pixels. You can use the Eraser Tool, of course, or
any other tool that deletes pixels. And, now, we have the body. For whatever reason you hit the delete key
and the face is still showing, it’s probably because you have the two layers enabled, so
make sure that you’ve disabled the background layer and only the body layer is enabled,
so that you’ll see through it. So I can put the face on top of that and bring
the opacity all the way to 100%, just to make sure that we don’t see any of the transparency,
then I can press Ctrl D, Command D, to deselect, and I’m going to zoom out, just so you could
see what’s going to happen here. So I’m just going to zoom out just a little
bit. I’m going to select the face, I’m going to
hold Shift, click on the body, I’ve selected both. And I’m going to go into Edit, Auto Blend
Layers. If you don’t see Auto Blend Layers, then you’re
probably on an older version of Photoshop and it won’t be available to you. If I remember correctly, this was available
starting in CS5 or CS4, but if you’re in something older, then you won’t have Auto Blend Layers. So Auto Blend Layers and make sure you have
Panorama selected, Seamless Tones and Colors, Content Aware Fill Transparent Areas, and
press OK, and notice the magic. Photoshop blends those two layers automatically
and it looks great. So you can see what happened here. Photoshop added a layer mask to the body layer,
added a layer mask to the face layer, and then, merged those two layers on this layer
here. So I can put those into a group. With the top layer selected, I’m going to
hold Shift, click on the bottom layer, press Ctrl G, Command G on the Mac, to put those
into a group. So, I’m going to enable the background layer,
and that’s before and that’s after. Now there’s a little problem, which is the
Auto Merge adjusted the luminance values and the colors of certain pixels, like the background
here. You can sort of see when I turned that layer
on and off that those changed. If you don’t want that, what you can do is
with the group selected, you can hold Alt, Option on the Mac, and click on the new layer
mask icon. That creates a black layer mask that hides
everything inside that group. What you can do now is simply paint with white
using a soft brush just on the face, and there you go—before and after. I want to point out that if you’re on an older
version of Photoshop, anything older than Photoshop CC2015, you will not have the Merge
Layer, you will just simply have the two masks original layers, so you can merge those two
together if you like. And one other thing, sometimes you may get
an outline around the face. If you see this result, you can try increasing
the contraction–something more than 5 pixels. Or if it’s any easier for you, you can create
a new layer and use the Healing Brush Tool with Content Aware to get rid of the outline. And that’s it for this tutorial. I hope that you enjoyed it and that you learned
something new. Make sure that you leave all your comments
or questions down below. If you create an image using this tutorial
or any other of my tutorials, feel free to share it on Instagram with the hashtag #ptcvids. I often do a search for this hashtag to see
what you’re all up to. If I find your image, I would leave you a
comment. Also, don’t forget to subscribe and click
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this tutorial, please share this link with them now. Thank you for watching and I’ll talk to you
again soon.

Dereck Turner

50 thoughts on “Swap Faces In Photoshop

  1. RaduuX says:

    what's the command button?

  2. Sahra Makaui says:

    What program is he using ? 🙂

  3. cosmicshyper says:

    thanks so much i put trumps face on my dad.

  4. Roie Sofer says:

    You dont even understand how many people gonna photoshop faces on a pornstar's body

  5. Henderinalestari Elkel says:

    Thanks. The Best Tutorial on Youtube. 🙂 😀 :*

  6. Fernanda Gz says:

    OMG you're just the best Ps teacher ever and I'm not even finish watching the video yet

  7. JapanInDan says:

    This tutorial was really well done, thanks.

  8. King C says:

    i put my friends head onto someone with a six pack XD

  9. Faizah Mohammed Aruwa says:


    THANK YOU!!! 🙏🏼
    P.S If you can give an update tutorial for this I'll explode!

  10. Debosmita Deb says:

    This doesn't seem like CS3 Extended version..if possible then plz let me know that which version u r using n also how to carry out this useful procedure in CS3 version,, n yeah thanx for the video:)

  11. Blu Rocklyn says:

    Very very Helpful! Thanks Bro! 😀

  12. Gagan Webdesigner says:

    very good

  13. Joey says:

    Is no one going to point out how wonky her eyes look…

  14. Shahriz Kunwar says:

    Super like

  15. twistedmetalplayer21 says:

    I have 2019, Auto Blend is greyed out
    no idea.

  16. Stray Girl says:

    What’s the app name?

  17. Bludenwurst says:

    dosen't work for me. I did everything like you and didn't work

  18. Pepsi Dawg says:

    thanks for this awesome tutorial

  19. Fantoxxl says:

    First creation on photoshop for me … Thanks

  20. Syris _ says:

    Command key? What one is that (not on mac)

  21. ROSFIX says:

    You're amazing! With your tutorials I hope that I'll start making brutal thumbnails, thanks!

  22. Jeff Overton says:

    What exactly do you mean 'select Ctrl command' at 7:25. I click Ctrl and click the face thumbnail and nothing happens, there is no lasso marks around the face.

  23. Michael Xu says:

    Best tutorial of " swap face" ! thanks

  24. f00by says:

    great tutorial! Thanks for sharing

  25. Jeevy Ladra says:

    hold olt? please help 3:40



  27. HaviKiller says:

    i dont understand the brush it dont do anything!

  28. QuickHippo _ says:

    This helped me so much! Thank you!

  29. Tracy Bryant says:

    I just did my first successful face swap–THANK YOU, Jesus!

  30. Rumen Krasimirov says:

    Which photoshop program do you use ?

  31. Rachel Bangtan says:

    This tutorial is awesome I did my first face swap

  32. bruh says:

    i've shopped my face on Ricardo Milos

  33. Joseph Barone says:

    does not tell every thing do not like

  34. STAGfm says:

    Good video, but ist there a other technique thats less automatic? Im not have the Feeling of having done it by my self 🙁

  35. mustapha boudaoud says:

    Thanks dude i wanted to photoshop my self on porn :v

  36. Althaf MZ says:

    why after i contract selection then i hit the delete / backspace. It always say " smart object is not directly editable" ??

  37. paul bruce music says:

    Can I use the quick selecteio tool

  38. paul bruce says:

    I'm not using Mac

  39. Zeeshan Anwar says:


  40. nr B says:

    easy and fantastic tutorial..!!

  41. FinlandForceTeam says:

    Whenever i press delete/backspace/erase tool it deletes the pixels i want but it also fades some pixels outside the selection area. how the fuck do i get rid of that, so annoying

  42. kristie Santiago says:

    wow amazing thank i get it now

  43. Irfan Shah says:

    Great bro

  44. BAMBO TV says:


  45. The PHOTOSHOP shop says:

    great tutorial cant wait to try it out. do u have a action/plugin for skin and face retouching please?

  46. Angelo P says:

    I wish I had found this tutorial before. It would have saved me a lot of frustrations. Very helpful tutorial.

  47. Lisulk Nassi says:

    thanks, so many interesting informations!

  48. Ahmet Yazıcı says:

    U are awesome man!!!

  49. Ikechukwu Okebugwu says:


  50. Sandram Pillay says:

    Thank you for this informative tutorial. Will be using your method for some of my projects.

  51. Himanshu Sharma says:

    Best out there…

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