Clothing Naked Women … In Photoshop

In this funny tutorial we will turn an art nude into a politically correct version by equipping the model with a red top while teaching you everything about the new Warp tool in CS2.

Greetings and a very warm welcome to this advanced “not safe for work” tutorial on using the CS2 Warp tool.

In this tutorial, I will guide you through the process of putting clothing on a naked woman in Photoshop. I’m not sure if many people would actually want to clothe a nude female, but just in case you were wondering how, I have assembled this tutorial which will walk you through the process.

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The first step is to find a suitable set of clothes for her to wear. I went to my favorite stock photography site and found a public domain image that I thought would work perfectly. Using the magnetic lasso tool, I selected the woman’s top and copied it to the clipboard.

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The next thing I did was to paste the shirt onto the nude woman. Now, as you may have noticed, the women’s hand will be in the way if I do not cut it out of the picture, so once again I utilized the magnetic lasso and used it to select and cut the hand from the picture. I pasted the hand into a new picture for later usage, but it should be noted that you could simply paste it back into the same picture in a new layer, and it would work just as well.

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Next, I positioned the shirt with the bottom where it needed to be, that way the only the top would need to be positioned, and also so I would have an anchoring point to reference off of. I then selected Edit > Transform > Rotate in order to place the shirt on her in the correct angle.

I once again went to the Edit > Transform menu, and this time selected Warp. I adjusted the shirt until it matched the curves in her body on all sides. It was especially hard to match the curves on her breasts, since the models varied in breast size. Experimentation in placement is necessary in order to make the photo look natural. Next, I pasted her hand back where it originally came from, above all the other layers.

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Next, I used the eye drop to acquire the general color of her shirt, and I used a 5 pixel paint brush to fill in the areas on her body that I could not quite reach using the warp technique. After getting her shirt on, it was time for her to put on some shorts. This posed a bit of a challenge due to the fact that a part of the shorts were covered by the woman’s hand in the original picture. I once again used the magnetic lasso to select and then cut the shorts off the woman, and then pasted the shorts into the now, not-so-nude picture.

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I once again used the rotate function to move the shorts in the correct angle. Since the shorts had a gap on the left where the woman’s hand was, I simply copied some of the denim and pasted it over the gap. After merging the layers, I used the Warp function again to adjust the shorts to the curve of our now fully clothed girl.

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