In this tutorial you will learn how to dress-up animals in Photoshop. It’s an easy and fun tutorial and it will only take you a couple of minutes to complete, once you find the right photos.
For this pets dress up tutorial I’ll give you the pictures I used to give some clothes to a cute dog, but feel free to dress-up a cat or any other pet or animal you want :)
I chose the picture of this dog and three pictures with this little boy: 1, 2, 3. If we do everything right, by the end of this Photoshop tutorial we should have a cute dog dressed in boy’s clothes:
And now let’s get started!
Open the picture with the dog in Photoshop. Next open the picture in which the boy sits down. Take the Polygonal Lasso Tool and start selecting his clothes.
Copy the selection and paste it in the picture with the dog. Hit Ctrl+T and make the clothes a little smaller. Flip the selection horizontal and then place it to fit the dog’s body.
You need to place the t-shirt’s collar behind the muzzle. You can take the Eraser Tool and delete the parts of the t-shirt that are above it, but the safe way is to make a Layer Mask and cover all with a hard brush. In this way you can always come back to the original image.
Using Liquify Filter (Filter > Liquify) you will cover the portion from the dog which is visible behind the shirt.
Next take the Clone Tool and start recreate the collar until it looks like is behind the ear.
To give a realistic look to the image take the Burn Tool and start brushing under the ear and the muzzle, like you see in the image below.
You can observe the shadow left on the shirt by the boy’s head. Let’s make it less obvious.
Go to Image > Adjustments > Replace Color. Using the mouse cursor, point what color from the selection you want to be replaced. To add more colors just hold down Shift key when you select.
After you’ve selected the pink color set the Lightness to ~ 27 and press OK.
It’s almost ready - just take the Healing Tool and start smoothing the colors. Stop when you think it looks OK.
Next thing we’ll do is to select the right leg and to put it in a separate layer. Then, using Free Transform (Ctrl + T), place it somewhere near the right sleeve. If you put the layer with the leg under the one with the clothes it will look like the leg it’s coming out from the sleeve. Do so.
In this step you’ll use the Liquify Filter again. This time cover the parts near dog’s left leg.
Go to the layer containing the clothes, apply a Layer Mask and using your Brush Tool start erasing the pants underneath the first ones.
Delete the part of the pants that’s over the right leg too.
Again, use the Liquify Filter and enlarge pants, like you see below.
Go back to the picture with the boy and start selecting his left shoe. Select the ball to, because it will help you cover what’s left from his right leg. Copy the selection and paste it in your project. Place it like you see in the picture below.
The next step is easy – using Clone Tool make the parts that remained uncovered disappear.
Because you already have the Clone Tool "in your hand" start erasing the right leg, from where it was originally.
Again, use the Burn Tool. Select the background layer and burn the parts under the clothes.
For the next step open another image with the boy and select his shoe. Then place it in your project and arrange it like you see in the the next pictures.
Don’t forget to erase the paw which remained uncovered here.
And that’s it!
You’ve learned how the dress up an animal using Photoshop.