Put a Person Into Another Photo

You can put a person into another photo using Photoshop Elements. And as you'll see in the video below it's fairly quick and easy.

Watch the video below to see how this kid went from singing on the back stoop...

Put a Person Into Another Photo with Photoshop Elements

... to singing in this jazz band!

Put a Person Into Another Photo with Photoshop Elements


I broke the steps down for achieving this effect so that you don't have to keep going back to the video and hitting pause.

This is just a rough outline of the steps I used to get the results. I hope you find it helpful.

STEP 1. - Open a photo that has the person that you want to move in it.

STEP 2. - Select the subject using the Quick Selection Tool.

STEP 3. - Zoom up to 200%.

STEP 4. - Clean up the Selection with the Lasso Tool.

STEP 5. - Use Refine Edge to further tweak the Selection.

STEP 6. - Put the selected area onto a new Layer. Command-J on a Mac or Control-J on a PC.

STEP 7. - With the new Layer active Select All Command-A on a Mac or Control-A on a PC and then copy to the clipboard Command-C on a Mac or Control-C on a PC.

STEP 8. - Open the photo that you want to put the subject into.

STEP 9. - Paste the subject into the new photo. Command-V on a Mac or Control-V on a PC.

STEP 10. - Switch to the Move Tool and resize the subject by dragging diagonally on one of the corner handles.

STEP 11. - Move into place and click on the green check mark to accept the change.

STEP 12. - (Optional) Adjust the lighting to match the new environment. Enhance>Adjust Lighting>Brightness/Contrast....

STEP 13. - (Optional) Add a Drop Shadow. Layer>Layer Style>Style Settings....

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