Monday, March 14, 2011

Face Swap

   I've been editing photos almost as much as I've been scrapping lately. I love photography, but don't know very much about it. So since I'm not the greatest photographer, I have to edit my photos to bring out the best in them quite often. I'm getting much better at this. You can see one of my edited photos here, that I entered into the I Heart Faces challenge last week. I didn't win, but a lot of my wonderful friends voted for me. Thank you if you did! You're all the sweetest!

   A photographer friend of mine, Valerie, is always talking about her photo edits and how she swaps faces. The thought intrigued me and I knew just the photos I wanted to try it on. I have this set of photos I took when I was up in Washington for my sister's wedding. There was one with us all together, but one of my sisters didn't have the best look on her face, so I wanted to try to put her face from another picture in that picture. Thus, the "face swap." (You can click on any photos to make them larger.)

Here's the photo of all of us:
                                                                                       ^ (not the best look)

Here's the photo that I borrowed my sister's face from (LOL)
BTW, I love this photo so much. I wanted to try to put myself in this one instead of doing the face swap, but that was TOO HARD!!

OK, so here's the face swap with more edits needed, but you get the idea.

Another problem I was running into was glasses glare. My mother, me and all both my sisters wear glasses, and as you can see, the glare from the flash is pretty bad, especially on the face swap. So I took the time to edit the glasses glare. To be honest, this took longer than the face swap.

So here's the finished product, with face swapped and glasses glare fixed. Hot dog!!

It might not look like a very dramatic change, but I promise, if you look at them original size and sequentially, there's quite a difference.

Here's the page I scrapped with my hot dang newly edited photo:
                                (apologies to my brother-in-law Jon, whom I unmercifully cut from the photo)
Template from Shabby Princess Template Challenge #9
Kits: Sun Porch and Plentiful by Shabby Princess
Word art: So Thankful by Miss Tiina

   I was so please with how the photo edit came out, and like the LO as well. Sometimes when you try something new, it's a relief to get it right, just to make the next time not so intimidating, you know?

   Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Well done Kate!
    So that's what it's called, FACE SWAP. I've been doing that for as long as I can remember and I only call it photo editing. Hahaha!

  2. Grea job Kate! I love the face swap and the LO. Don;t think I would be able to do it lol x

  3. Yes when I viewed the first then the final photo you could really tell!

    Love the layout as well!

  4. Wow Kate! That's almost a tutorial here :) And the changes are just dramatic.
    Your page rocks!

  5. Great photo edit! How did you work on the glasses glare?

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  7. Thanks ladies! Tiff, I zoomed in really closely, and then VERY CAREFULLY started cloning my little heart out!

  8. Yup, said it before, but here it is again: GREAT JOB!