This fun project will get you using some of Photoshop’s most powerful tools
01 Off with his head!
Open face02.jpg, grab the Quick Selection Brush and paint over the head and neck (hold Alt to subtract if you select too much). Click the Refine Edge button at the top. Check Smart Radius, set Radius to about 4, then paint over the gaps in the hair to improve the edges. Hit OK.
03 Change the shape
Duplicate the ‘background’ layer by hitting Cmd/Ctrl+J, then right-click on the duplicate layer and choose Convert to Smart Object. Next, go to Filter>Liquify. Use the Forward Warp tool and a large brush tip to reshape the body. Slope the shoulders, squash the chest and shrink the arms.
05 Add rosy cheeks
Make a new layer (Layer>New Layer), grab the Brush tool, choose a large soft brush, set colour to red and dab a large spot on each cheek. Lower the layer opacity until it looks right. Add another new layer. Grab the Spot Healing Brush, check Sample All Layers, then paint over any blemishes.
02 Blend the neck
Press Cmd/Ctrl+C, then Ctrl+V to copy and paste the cut-out face onto face01.jpg. Position the head using the Move tool, and press Cmd/Ctrl+T to resize it. Click on Add Mask in the Layers panel. Grab the Brush tool, set it to black, then paint around the edges of the neck to blend it with the layer below.
04 Enlarge the eyes
Select the head layer and grab the Lasso tool. Set Feather to 10px, drag a selection around an eye, and hit Cmd/Ctrl+J to copy to a new layer. Press Cmd/Ctrl+T, and then use the bounding box to enlarge it. Right-click inside the box, select Warp, then reshape the eye. Hit Enter. Repeat for other eye.
06 Liquify, warp and pucker!
Press Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E to merge all the layers into a new layer, then convert it to a Smart Object (see Step 03). Go to Filter>Liquify and use the Forward Warp and Pucker tools to fine-tune the shape of the face and body. Puff out the cheeks, shrink the nose and lower the hairline.