Hybrid Animal

By popular demand it’s the Photoshopped hybrid animal.  The gorow (crowilla?) is a

yawn_photochopz

great example.  Here’s a gallery of more.

Secrets to success:
1. choose an animal body and animal face that have similar colors or tones.  Darks and lights are harder to blend.

2. choose a body and face that are facing roughly the same direction.  Like with the gorilla-crow example, it is much easier to blend two profile views than a profile head and a front facing body.

Useful tutorial:

dogillacutTools to use:

-magnetic lasso
-layer masking
-quick mask
-labeled layers
-healing brush
-patch tool
-eyedropper tool to sample color
-liquify
-blur
-image>adjustment
-image>transform>distort