Shaving a Head to Create a Bald Look

If you’ve been wondering how you would look without hair or if you simply want to prank someone (sometimes all we need to take it easy and be less serious), check out this tutorial and find out how to make anyone bald in Photoshop. No matter what your goal is - practical, fun or even revenge - it’s worth your attention.

1. Thorough Preparations

Now it’s time to get to work. Let’s start by opening an image of someone you want to make bald and a person whose scalp we’re going to steal. It’s important to pick the right skin tone and lightning to make the final photo look more realistic.


2. Isolate the area

Select layer with a person whose baldness we’re going to steal. To do so, you need to click the Select option from the top toolbar and choose the Subject. Paste what you got to the new layer and reduce its opacity - it will be easier to rotate our image.

3. Align the scalp

?lick on the Edit option from the top toolbar. Select the Free Transform option.


Scale the layer so the new head will fit perfectly to our guy.


After doing so, you can bring the opacity back.

4. Time to Use the Previous Knowledge

We’ve already discussed how to use the Layer Mask tool. Now we need to apply this skill to the layer with our bald model and brush his face off leaving just the scalp.


Now we need to go to the Adjustments panel and regulate Hue/Saturation bars to make the skin tone of our victim match with his new scalp.


4. Hairy Today, Bald Tomorrow

It’s still noticeable that we’ve done some manipulations and the person isn’t actually bald. We need to fix it by editing the background. Create a new layer with the original image. Select the Clone Stamp Tool with Current&Below option turned on (look at the top toolbar and make sure that it’s active).


Clone the needed area. Now all the hair is gone!


5. Finishing Touches

The last thing you need to do is to make the scalp look more natural on his new owner with the help of the Spot Healing Brush Tool and the Dodge Tool. You can find both of them in the left toolbar.



Here is the result after some work. Now it’s not so easy to say if his baldness is fake or real.


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