Photoshop: The Art of The Headswap

Learn how to swap heads, open eyes, fix smiles and take your Photoshop retouching skills to the next level.
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

Open those eyes, and turn that frown upside down! Learn to swap elements from one photo to fix another photo.

Have you ever taken a portrait and someone blinked? Or someone was not looking at the camera or not smiling?

This class will teach you several ways to perform what is commonly known as the head-swap. This class is loaded with Photoshop tips, tricks and techniques used by professional photo studios to fix the most common problems found in group portraits.

Upon completion of this class, you will have the skills necessary to swap anything out of one photo to help enhance or fix another photo. Swap out eyes, smiles, bodies, background elements....

Learning the art of head-swapping is a great addition to your Photoshop toolbox and will also help you in design projects and compositing.

What are the requirements?

  • Photoshop

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Swap heads or anything in Photoshop from one photo to fix another.

Who is the target audience?

  • This Photoshop course is for portrait photographers & retouchers who want to learn advanced techniques for fixing common problems in portraiture.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: INTRO
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Section 2: Beginner

I have attached two image files for you to follow along. There is also a downloadable PDF cheat sheet to use a reference throughout the course. Enjoy!


Use the resource files and follow along. Use the BASE file as the 'good' image and Take The Eyes from the other. Good luck!

1 question

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1 question

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Section 3: Intermediate

Let's head to the studio and swap out a hot dog!


Learn to swap out a face and fix the background to make it all look natural.


Learn the power of the auto-align tool.

Intermediate Quiz
4 questions
Section 4: Advanced

Let's head to Venice, Italy and swap some tutus in St. Mark's Square.


Learn to swap an entire group from one photo to another.

3 questions

Are you comfortable with layer masks?

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Instructor Biography

Michael Murphy, Podcaster & One Man Band

I help people figure things. I run a podcast called Mike Murphy Unplugged, where I help people learn how to create online content, launch a podcast and all of the design and business aspects of running an online business. I am an advanced Photoshop and Adobe CC user and have spent the last 9 years managing a photography studio and serving as the head designer, retoucher and tech support. Like most one man bands, I wear many hats and I love to share my knowledge.

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