Create a Weird and Unholy Hybrid Animal in this Easy Photoshop Tutorial
● This is a very useful and fun tutorial to introduce Photoshop to beginning computer artists
✓ Zoom Tool✓ Opacity ✓ Free Transform ✓ Warp
• This tutorial is part of the Portrait Project …
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Step #1: Find 2 Photos ~
✗ Open 2 pictures: 1 animal - 1 people - or whatever unholy combination you which to create in Photoshop.
Step #2: Side by Side ~
✗ When you get them both open in Photoshop, go to: Window > Arrange > 2-up Vertical …
Step #3: Lasso your Face ~
✗ Get the Lasso Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (L) …
✗ … lasso around your face.
Step #4: Move it!
✗ Click the Move Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (v) …
✗ … and combine the photos into one Photoshop document using the Move Tool .
✗ Name your layers - animal and face!
Step #5: It's Too Big! ZOOM OUT ~
✗ You may be saying: "My face is way too big (or small)! What do I do?"
✗ First, you must Zoom Out by hitting the keyboard shortcut: Cmd - (minus)
✗ Get the Zoom Tool by hitting the keyboard shortcut letter (z) …
✗ … and click Zoom Out on the menu bar.
✗ Then go to: Edit > Free Transform or hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+T to shrink it down.
✗ Grab the corners and squeeze your face down to make it fit.
NOTE: Holding the shift key down while adjusting the size keeps the image proportionally correct.
✗ Hit Enter or click the ✓ in the upper right.
Step #6: Lower the Opacity ~
✗ Lower the Opacity on the top layer by moving the slider bar …
✗ … until you to see the background through your face.
Step #7: Warp ~
✗ Hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+T again …
✗ … hold Cmd(⌘) down while dragging the corner of the box …
✗ … then Right-Click and select Warp …
✗ … and align your face with the animal.
✗ Line up the eyes as your guide.
✗ Hit Enter when done.
✗ Raise the Opacity back up …
Step #8: The Eraser ~
✗ Get the Eraser Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (E) …
✗ … pick a soft round brush …
✗ … and begin erasing away the parts of your face you don't need.
✗ Do a good Job! Blend your face with the background so it looks realistic.
Last Step: Save Your Project & Attach ~
✗ Go to: File > Save for Web … and save it as a .jpg
✗ Save it as a .jpg approximately 500 pixels wide
✗ Save the file as YOUR NAME! so we know whose it is.