How to Turn Your Child into Iron Man: Photoshop Tutorial

Does your child run around all day in an Iron Man costume? Does he put up his hand and pretend to fire bullets or lasers or whatever out of it? If he does, it sounds like it might be time to turn your kid into Iron Man with this Photoshop Tutorial. It’s not a super difficult Photoshop tutorial. In fact if you know the basics of layers, masks and adjustment layers you can turn your kid into Iron Man too. It should take you about ten minutes.

The first step is to make sure you have a good base image to work with. I mean a picture of Iron Man from Google or something that is not too small and has a clear view of Iron Man’s face. From there you’ll need to take a picture of your child’s face in roughly the same position as Iron Man’s. Try to make sure the lighting is similar too, this will make for the final image looking far more realistic. It’s not a very difficult Photoshop tutorial but does require a basic understanding of layers, layer masks, brushes and blending modes. If any of this is too far above your head, I highly recommend picking up a copy of my book, The Landscape Photographer’s Field Guide as it goes into all this stuff into detail and breaks it down in easy to understand steps.

Alright, have fun with this and let me see what you come up with!