Animal Photo Manipulation Tutorial

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Blending animals together is easier than you would think, check out the tutorial below using the software Smart Photo Editor.

Untitled-1Open your first image up in SPE.Untitled-2Click the Erase buttonUntitled-3Go over the parts of the face that will stick out the most, this depends on what animal you pick, this helps with the blending later on.Untitled-4Now click the Composite button on the right.Untitled-5Click the New button next to Overlay on the top left hand side.Untitled-6Click on the Move, Rotate and Scale button and move this second image to roughly where you want it, reducing the Opacity by using the slider is helpful.Untitled-7Click on the Select Area button and the Erase from Selection button and then work your way round the area you want to keep.

Clicking the Bucket icon to remove the rest of the unwanted area.
8Click on the New button next to Overlay again.7Just as with the image before, move and rescale the image.

Then work your way around the unwanted area again.
Click on the Crop button on the right when you have finished and crop in on your image.Untitled-11Click on the Composite button again, but this time click New button next to Underlay.

Once you have selected this image, click the Select Area and the Add to Selection button. Work your way round the creature you have made slowly, zooming in to make your selection more accurate.
Untitled-13Once you have gone all the way round click on the Bucket icon that appears to remove the rest of the unwanted background.1When you are happy with the new background, click on the Area Treatment button.2Select all the areas that are too light on your create.3Play round with Exposure and Brightness sliders¬†until you have happy with the results.4Click on the Effects Gallery button on the top right.5Search for the effect ‘Vibrant colors’ in the search bar. Adjust the sliders and click OK.

Now all that is left to do is save your image, don’t forget to also save it as a session incase you want to come back and work on it further.

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