How to Put a Shark Head Onto Something That is Not a Shark: A Tutorial

Since this is the only experience I’ve had with Photoshop (and in a valiant effort to spare you all a lesson on how you can draw uni-brows onto celebrities in MS Paint), I’d like to give you a quick lesson on how you can put a shark head on to things that are not sharks. I think we can all agree this is a lesson worth learning.

Okay first, you have to find a good shark picture. As an expert in this field, I can say that this is probably the most important step. (Note you may be tempted to pick a shark with two heads–for obvious reason– but I would suggest against it, as not many bodies will fit.)

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(Don’t.)

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(Do.)

Okay, great! I’d estimate that we’re about half way done. Now for the other half: the thing that is not a shark. Here is where you can really get creative: you can either do a bear, or, if you’re in the mood, a larger bear. So, it’s time to find a bear picture. I chose this one because he had majestic water dripping from him, which I thought would go well with the shark.

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Wow, what a beauty.

Okay, the next part is fairly simple. First you’re going to want to use the Lasso tool to encircle the head of the shark. This will feel unnatural at first, but do not be intimidated–it is unlikely the shark will react. Next, find Copy Merged from the Edit bar. After you have it copied, go back to your majestic bear, and paste the shark image on. It will probably be too big (again do not be afraid, it is just as scared of you as you are of it),  so you’re going to have to find the Transform tab from the Edit drop down, and select Scale, and re-size it.

After it is re-sized, use the the eraser at a low opacity to “blur”the shark head onto the bear body–the way nature intended.

After a few touch-ups, it should look like this: Image

You’re welcome, America.

-VBS out.

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