In this tutorial you will learn how to properly replace objects in images to create a believable switch – in this case the basketball with planet Earth with realistic shadows. You will learn about selections, transformations, shadow creation and more.

Alrighty, let鈥檚 begin… Open up a Globe image…

Select “Polygonal Lasso tool”
Cut the globe
Ctrl+C to copy

Open a Basketball image…

Ctrl+V to paste (new layer will be created)
In Menu – Edit> Transform> Scale
Resize the globe to fit the ball

Select “Background” layer
Make “Layer 1” invisible so that you can work on “Background” layer
Select “Polygonal Lasso tool”
Cut a part of the hand which folds the ball
Ctrl+C to copy

Select “Layer 1”
Ctrl+V to paste
(new layer will be created)
Make “Layer 1” visible again
That鈥檚 not all
Select “Layer 1”
Select “Brush Tool”
“Mode” to “Darken”
“Size” to “10px”

Give the touch ups 馃檪

“Mode” to “Lighten”
“Size” to “20px”

Give the touch ups 馃檪