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Photoshop Flesh, Skin, and Body Parts Onto Eachother Using Photo Manipulation

One thing that I have recently been getting into is using photo manipulation to glue human body parts onto one another. I've done two pieces so far, (one is a picture of several body parts including arms, mouths, eyes, faces and flesh thrown together, and the other one is handsome hands).

Photoshop Time lapse of "Handsome Hands", 40 minutes boild down into 1:

Handsome Hands (Photoshop time lapse)
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I would like to do an online art collaboration with several people, each adding their own body parts into a massive piece of jumbled up flesh. Leave a comment if you are up to it 😉

Tips for this type of photo manipulation:
Use the same amount of light, white balance, exposure, and F Stop in all shots to make all the photographs the same color; use layer masks with big, soft brushes to gradually blend the arm into the finger. Another thing I did was I shot this on a white background to make it easier.


Scanner Art: How to Melt your face by Scanning it With A Scanner

You can easily make surreal face art just like these using your scanner. You can also use hands, pencils, and other various objects. Simply push the scan button and move your face along with the scanner light line. When you move your head along with the line, it will become stretched.


Pretty gruesome huh? The more you practice, the more you'll be making faces look completely mutated. These images came straight out of my scanner and have not been photoshopped in any way. You can see that the black background isn't 100% black. You can fix this in Photoshop by clicking on Image > Adjustments > Selective Color, once there, select Blacks as your color, and then move the slider to the right. This will darken your background substantially. If it isn't looking 100% black to you, click Image > Auto Contrast, and then try doing it again. It should work after Auto Contrast.


Have fun! Another way to make scary faces is to manipulate your face in CS4 using Content Aware Scaling.

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