How to Take Someone's Face Off a Picture

By Madeleine Baber

Playing around with computer art software can provide an amusing way to entertain yourself or even your friends. A popular trend on social networking sites is removing the face of a friend or family member and inserting it onto the body of someone else. To remove someone's face from a picture, all that is required is basic Microsoft Paint, which comes preloaded onto virtually any PC and can be downloaded onto a Mac.

Step 1

Open Microsoft Paint.

Step 2

Select "File" and "Open." Select the picture from which you would like to remove the face.

Step 3

Select the "Cut" button, which resembles a dotted star in the upper-left hand corner.

Step 4

Trace the outline of the face with your mouse, holding down the left-click function as you do it.

Step 5

Go to "Edit" and select "Cut." The area that you circled should have disappeared.

Step 6

Select "Save" or "Save as" to use the picture in other programs.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be sure to keep your hand steady as you trace. Since it is freehand, it may take a couple of tries to get it right.

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