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Offline Mariuccias

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Off topic Photoshop Question
« on: February 12, 2014, 04:39:22 AM »
I do not use photoshop.  How difficult is it to take a photo of one person, and put the hair and beard from another on them?  Do I need to photos of them both posing the same way?  I am not asking for a tutorial.... just want to know if it is easy or not and what photos I would have to provide for someone to do this. 
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Offline Doodle

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Re: Off topic Photoshop Question
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2014, 06:03:28 AM »
It can be done but it will require some sort of program that supports "layers".  One image on top of another and you would remove what is not needed from one and leave the parts you DO want on top of the other photo.
There are definitely many ways to accomplish this but there is no way around SOME sort of program for that.
Or...you can ask someone who has Photoshop *ahem* and maybe they will do the dirty deed for you?  ;)

As far as easy? It actually is but it SEEMS daunting the first time you try it. But once you get the hang of it...it quickly becomes second nature and you will become quickly addicted to doing more of this stuff.
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Offline Mariuccias

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Re: Off topic Photoshop Question
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 06:50:47 AM »
Thanks Doodle!   ;D
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Re: Off topic Photoshop Question
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 06:39:07 PM »
It's definitely easier to pull of something like this when you've got pictures that match in terms of angle & lighting.

But yes, in photoshop it is a fairly simple operation. Layers, layer mask, some magic wand & delete, maybe some brush work, and you're done.

Practice makes perfect.
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