face swap tips

This weekend was my brotha David's, 25th birthday celebration. There was a secret surprise picnic followed by another secret surprise archery party. I wanted to play tribute to his new found passion-archery, so I made him into famous archers and here's some stuff I learned along the way.

QUICK TIPS FOR FACE SWAPPING:

GOOD PHOTOS

=This is probably the most important because, duh, you're swappin' faces! Try to get both faces to have the same profile: looking up, straight forward, side ways, whatevaaa. The closer they are, the easier it and for realzies it will look.

 -Davryl hunting walkers

-Davryl hunting walkers

INCLUDE DETAILS

=Include as many details of your person as possible. Glasses and facial hair are super helpful to recognize their face. Don't worry too much about their hair because it will probably be covered or erased. 

 -the hair on these are too good, especially Meri-David

-the hair on these are too good, especially Meri-David

•ADD DETAILS

=They say, "the devils are in the details," because little tiny devils sneak themselves in cracks and tiny spaces because they like small and hot areas. JK. These details include adding highlights and shadows and making sure the whole thing looks cohesive. 

 -I erased and added shadow to make it look more real

-I erased and added shadow to make it look more real

BLEND TOGETHER

=This is where the magic happens! Make sure that both skin tones match so make it look really realistic. I used photoshop so I had control over brightness, hue and saturation, and even color balance. Use all the filters if you have to!

 -these are my favorite because of his expressions

-these are my favorite because of his expressions

•FUNKY FACE

=Faces with funny expressions combined with serious poses make the best face swaps. Duck lips, big smiles, and straight up funky faces transforms any pose into a life-size poster worthy piece. The funkier the funnier. 

The likeness is uncanny. David and the rest of the gang thought it was HILIARIOUSSS. I had to take a break from a couple of them because I just couldn't stop laughing. Coincidentally, the place had almost the same posters that I made so it was even more hilarious.

 -Oli-Vid, Meri-David, and Robin Hoo-David

-Oli-Vid, Meri-David, and Robin Hoo-David

 -Legola-Vid, Kat-Vid

-Legola-Vid, Kat-Vid

 -aaand the whole gang

-aaand the whole gang

Do you have any great face swaps? I would totally love to see a mashup of people's faces. 

Stay cool. 

-Nika B.