Photo Editing - How To Swap A Head From One Body To Another

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Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations
https://activerain.com/droplet/4zMc

For those of you who don't know....I love to manipulate photos.  I've been asked many times how I do it...the most common request being how to switch a head from one body to another.  It's really not that hard.

 

Here's my tutorial for a basic photo head/body swap....

1.  Go to Ribbet.  Click "Edit a Photo".

2.  Click "Upload Photo".  Upload your background picture... in this case the body.

example 1

 

 

3.  Go to Photo Basket, the green section at bottom of page.  Click "Upload a photo" and upload the head picture you want to use.  It will open as a thumbnail. Left click and drag and drop the head picture on to the body picture.  

 

example 2

You can click the head picture and move it anywhere you want.  You can click on any corner and change the size, or click on the circle on the top to rotate it.

 

4.  Position the head in place on the body. To make positioning easier, use the "Fade" slide bar to make your head pic transparent so you can see the background through it.  

example 3

Click on the eraser (pencil eraser icon) and erase all the parts of the head pic that you don't need.  (use "brush size" slide bar to change size of the eraser)

 

 If you make a mistake and erase too much, clicking on "original" makes your brush replace what was removed.  Clicking on the pencil eraser icon takes you out of eraser mode.

example 4

 

5.  Once you are done with placement, sizing and erasing....click "Save".  Name and save your new picture.  This locks the two together, making one picture.  Prior to saving, they are two layers and must be edited separately. 

6.  Click "close photo".  This returns you to the "Upload a photo" page.  

7.  Click "Upload a photo" and upload the new picture.  You can now resize, crop, add text, adjust color....edit the new picture in any way you wish.  

 

Ribbet is very user friendly.  It's worth spending some time checking it out.  It shouldn't take very long for you to get the hang of it.  Enjoy!! 

 

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Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for your tips. This could be fun on a snowy day. I have not yet tried Ribbet. 

Jan 26, 2014 10:13 PM #39
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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
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I'm always learning things from you Sharon! Thanks!

Jan 27, 2014 01:15 AM #40
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Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Thanks for the reminder....I forgot I had gimp on my computer and haven't used it for awhile!

Jan 27, 2014 02:13 AM #41
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Kathy:  :)

John:  Very cold, I don't go out unless I HAVE to!

Roy:  Ribbet is a great resource for editing.  I use it for all my photos.

Janice:  That's nice to hear, thank you!

Debra:  Another great resource!

Jan 27, 2014 11:20 PM #42
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Adorable subject! You took years off of Kathy making her body look so young. Fun post. Have not tried Ribbit.

Jan 28, 2014 07:25 PM #43
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Bob Crane
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That is impressive Tara, time to start practicing this cool skill.

Jan 29, 2014 01:59 AM #44
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Margaret:  "Young" would be an understatement!  LOL!  Ribbet is wonderful...I think you will like it!

Bob:  Let me know how you like it.  A little practice and you should be amazing all your friends in no time!

Jan 29, 2014 03:24 AM #45
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Sharon,

This looks like fun! I'll have to give it a try! Thanks and that photo of Kathy is adorable!!!

I love creative folks like you!!!

Feb 02, 2014 10:32 AM #46
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Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
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Thanks for sharing Sharon.  I'm anxious to try it, but am wondering, do you happen to know of a photo editing program where we can minimize our waistlines? LOL.

Feb 02, 2014 10:43 AM #47
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Patricia:  I'm sure you will like it....so much to offer!

Bette:  Funny you should ask....YES!  Ribbet does.  Seriously.  Go to the "Touch Up" tab and then go to "Plastic Surgery".  There are options for scalpel, lipo, and botox.  Amazing what you can do!

Feb 02, 2014 11:35 AM #48
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Bette Gottwald
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Sharon, I stayed up until nearly 3 a.m. Monday evening, playing with the cool features, now I'm not so worried about the diet!  Thanks again for sharing.

Feb 05, 2014 11:07 AM #49
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Bette:  You have made me very happy.....I'm so glad you came back to let me know!  Staying up until 3am means you were really involved in what you were doing!  Happens to me all the time.  You are going to have so much fun with Ribbet.  I hope you will share some of your creations with us!

Feb 05, 2014 08:28 PM #50
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Jeff Stevens
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties - Las Cruces, NM
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Sharon - Thanks for this great how-to! I'm playing with it right now. (cut to me playing with it ALL day!)

Feb 07, 2014 11:45 PM #51
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Jeffrey:  It's addictive.  I've spent many a day playing in Ribbet!  Enjoy!  Put it to good use and make me proud!

Feb 08, 2014 01:14 AM #52
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
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I had no idea you did that in Ribbet! I thought you were a master at Photoshop which is really not user friendly from what I hear. So glad I went back and read your Movie post and saw this! 

Feb 16, 2014 07:23 AM #53
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Shar:  Photoshop is beyond me....I use Ribbet and Gimp.  I've had a lot of practice with both.

 

Feb 16, 2014 09:24 AM #54
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Hi Sharon~ I finally read through these instructions and I think it's something I can do. Now I just need to find the right photo. Maybe I'll so something fun for Wordless Wednesday this week. Or perhaps something for Roger's movie contest!

Feb 16, 2014 11:03 AM #55
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Donna:  Excellent!  I hope you have fun with it.  One other tip:  after the head swap is made, if you want to give it a finishing touch and smooth out and blend a bit....use the Wrinkle Remover tool. (found under Touch Up tab)  Make the brush really small and gently go around edges.

Feb 17, 2014 12:41 AM #56
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Do you do the body swapping if we send you photos

Jun 21, 2016 02:14 PM #57
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Dina, it would depend on the photos. 

Jun 21, 2016 09:52 PM #58
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