Intro

Have you ever taken what you thought was the perfect body shot, only to be find that the model had blinked or perhaps the angle of their face was slightly better in another image?

This tutorial will show you how to seamlessly combine the best parts of two photographs from the same shoot in Photoshop, using a series of adjustment masks for non-destructive editing. Although this tutorial is focused on the head of the model, the same techniques could be applied to any part of the body.

The images used in this tutorial are taken from a recent shoot with vintage model and pin-up girl Fleur De Guerre (fleurdeguerre.com) for Betty Blues Loungerie’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection (bettybluesloungerie.com). They were originally shot on plain white backgrounds, with background colours added in afterwards to achieve the desired vintage look.

Time to complete

15-30 minutes

Software

Photoshop CS or higher