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Morph One Image Into Another

Changing, transforming, or morphing images is one of the most fun ways to edit pictures. There are many apps that can do this, but none quite like Photoshop!

In this article we will be going over some easy ways to morph, transform, and tweak an image into another. By now you should have enough basic editing skills to try some of these techniques on your own.

We will also go in depth about some tools such as the Pen Tool (or tool for creating shapes) and the Clone Tool (tool for copying layers). If you want more tips on using those, check out our article here.

There are so many different types of transformations you could use an image for. For example, you could create a new picture from parts of an existing one, blend two photos together, add text to an empty area, or even combine multiple images into one.

Use the transform tool in Photoshop

 

There are many ways to morph one image into another in Photoshop. The most popular way is using the Transform Tool. This tool allows you to scale, rotate, or flip an object while keeping it fully editable.

There are several things that you can do with this tool. You can move parts of the image around and combine them together to make new images. For example, say you wanted to create a photo where there was a boat and a person sitting next to each other. You could take two different pictures (one with only the boat and one with just the person) then blend these two photos together using the Transform Tool.

The trick is knowing what settings to use for the tool. For instance, if you want to mix in part of a picture as content in your new image, you would need to make sure that area is selected before you run the tool.

Use the transform tool in GIMP

There are two main ways to morph one image into another in Photoshop or any other photo editing software like Lightroom, for example.

The first way is using layer blending modes. Using this method, you can apply different blend types such as colorize, darken, lighten, etc. After choosing the right blend mode, you can add an additional texture or pattern image to create your new background.

The second way to do it is using the Transform tool. With this tool, you can drag around individual parts of the picture to create your new background. You can also scale down or enlarge certain areas. Both of these techniques work best if you have enough space next to include the element that will be removed from the original picture.

Morphing images using layers is the better option when you’re not sure about removing features of the source image.

Use a photo editing app that allows you to do this

There are many ways to morph one image into another. You can use free apps, paid apps, or software packages. Some of these work more quickly than others so be aware of those before diving in!

Some apps have you upload your own photos or pick from their library, which is good because you get better quality images. I would recommend picking low key pictures to edit because it will look less distorted later.

There are also some apps where you input an existing picture, choose how big you want the new image to be, and hit start. All else including color placement comes automatically!

These tools are very helpful as you can create cool designs and add fun effects to them.

Use a photo editing app that allows you to do this

There are many apps out there that can morph, transform, or shift one image into another. Some of the most well-known brands offer ways to achieve this feature directly within their applications.

By adding an element of texture or setting it next to other images, creating a new image from parts of the old one is a very powerful tool.

You can also add extra features like text, shapes, or even logos to create something totally unique. These features can be applied either globally (changing the overall color) or as edits only in certain areas of your new image.

And while some may consider these types of transformations “photoshopping”, anyone can use them effectively! It is just software after all.

Use a program that allows you to scan your photos and edit them

Having access to software that can morph, transform, or shift one image into another is very helpful in creating new images. There are many apps out there that allow you to do this.

Some make you pick an area of the photo as the source then use the app to find something else within the picture that fits the source well and use it as the new top image. Others have you input the size of the new top image and it calculates where in the original photo the new image needs to be cut off.

These apps all come with intuitive user interfaces which makes changing settings easy.

Use an online photo editing website

 

There are many free and paid image manipulation websites out there that can help you morph, transform, or shift your images to make them different than what they already are.

Some of these apps allow you to use their tools to create new images by adding onto existing ones. For example, let’s say you wanted to take a picture of yourself holding up a business card with your phone in it and then have the app add “I will find you” as a second sentence under the title of the business card.

You could do this! It is possible to edit photos using such applications. It is easy to start small at first trying out some basic transformations like moving, rotating, scaling, and then advance to more advanced edits.

There are also color changing effects you can apply to pictures which adds another level of fun to re-purpose old photographs.

Use an online photo editing website

There are many free and paid websites that can help you morph, blend, or shift one image into another. Some of the most well-known sites to do this are Giphy, Pixlr, Photoshop, and Canva.

You pick your source file, then choose your destination file as the second option. Then, select which areas of the first picture you want to use in the new picture and click “Morph”. The software will mix in all of those pieces seamlessly!

This article is about how to quickly morph still life photos into moving pictures. So, if you wanted to take a slideshow picture and make it look like it was chasing something, start with a still object (like a boat) and chase after something else (like a plane).

Combine photos using several techniques

There are many ways to combine or blend one photo into another. The easiest way to do this is by use of layer styles, where you can add effects such as shadows, highlights, reflection, texture, and coloration to give your image more depth.

You can also scale, rotate, and position the second photo in the first so that it becomes part of the first. You can then manipulate each other like layers so you can move, resize, and transform both at the same time!

There are many free website tools that allow you to do this. For example, Adobe has an online tool called Photomatix which automatically finds and blends similar pictures of people, landscapes, and objects into a new picture you provide.

This article will go over some easy methods to combine and mix-and match images.

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