Face Swap


Use the cropping/selecting skills you learned in the action sequence to combine two or more images in Photoshop. The final image should look plausible, and realistic. The key point to this exercise is for you to get comfortable with layer masks and adjustment layers


You will need to make 2 distinct images that look REAL or PLAUSIBLE – check if you are not sure!
  • Switch your face with your friend’s in one image
  • Add yourself to a celebrity photo in the other


  • Take photos of yourself and a friend – Spend no more than 30 minutes shooting & downloading your image
    • Shoot a variety of angles, and make sure the lighting is similar in all shots
  • Combine the images in Photoshop
    • Layer the two images, mask out the face in the top image and resize, rotate to fit
    • Use Adjustment layers to balance light and contrast for the image to ‘work’
    • Keep your original files to submit.


  • Add your face to a Celebrity photo :
    • Search online for a LARGE (>2MB) photo of a celebrity WITH someone
    • Shoot photos that mimic the same lighting so you can add your face on top of the ‘someone’
    • Use the same skills as in Part 1 to make the image look realistic
  • Check out ‘Average Rob’ on Facebook to see some excellent examples


  • An InDesign File with your completed images PLUS the source photos you used to make the images


Challenge Yourself:
  • Add not just your face, but your whole body to the Celebrity photo
  • This will need careful lighting AND posing to look convincing.
How to Guide & Video

Gallery of Samples