How to Replace a Face on a Photo With a Face From Another Photo Using Photoshop Elements

By Ashley Bustamante

There are a few reasons why you might decide to replace the face in one photo with a face from another photo. If you are taking group photos, you might find that no matter how many shots you take, someone is always blinking or making a face. In this case, you can pull a face from another photo to create a perfect shot. Many people also like to replace faces to create joke or novelty photos. For example, you might want to put your cousin standing next to a celebrity. Adobe Photoshop Elements makes it fairly simple to create this effect.

Step 1

Open the photo you want to pull the face from.

Step 2

Use the Lasso tool to trace around the face. This selects it.

Step 3

Go to the "Select" menu and choose "feather". Feather the selection by 5 pixels. This softens the edges of your selection so that it will blend in when you paste it.

Step 4

Press "Ctrl" and "C" on the keyboard to copy the selection.

Step 5

Open the photo you want to paste the face into.

Step 6

Press "Ctrl" and "V" to paste the selection.

Step 7

Move the face into the proper position.

Step 8

Use the "Free Transform" tool in the "Image" menu to resize and rotate the face if necessary.

Tips & Warnings

  • Try to use a face that matches the quality and lighting of the picture you will be pasting into.