Who’s That Girl/Combining a Cartoon Body with a Face Photo
First you need to open the cartoon body you want to use. I am using the picture below I got from art.com. Remember we are only doing this for personal use. If you were going to create something to sell, you cannot use pictures gotten off other sites. Open the cartoon photo you will be using or use the one below:
The first thing we need to do is erase the head from the picture. Zoom in by clicking the magnify menu at the bottom of the document window. Click the magic want tool and click on the white background and press the delete key to get rid of the white background. Click Ctrl + D to deselect the selection.
Click on the eraser tool and select a size and shape. I used the settings below to start off then decreased the size of the eraser to get in close to the body parts:
You should have something that resembles the picture below:
Next open the photo you will be using to extract the face from. I am using my photo shown below:
We need to extract just the head. this time I am going to use the Polygon Lasso tool and left click a starting point and continue clicking around the head to select it. Click Edit > Copy > Then File > New, Edit > Paste to paste just the selected area into a new document window. You can use the Rubber Stamp tool and the Eraser tool to clean up you head area. Mine is shown below:
Next you need to copy the head shot (Edit > Copy), click back on the cartoon body document, add a new layer in the layers palette, then Edit > Paste. Your head should now be pasted in the layer below the new layer in the cartoon body document. Simply drag the head up to the top layer.
Zoom in the head photo and use the magic wand to get rid of the white background around the head. Resize the head to match the body using the Scale tool and then use your Selection tool to move the head to align with the body. Drag the top layer under the body layer so you can align the head under the body. Export it as a JPEG file. Here is my finished product:
How fun was that!!!!!