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Step 1Download and open both photos in Photoshop. On the duckling photo use the Polygonal Lasso Tool to select the young duck shape. Once selected, press Ctrl+C to copy the selection and on the garden photo press Ctrl+V to paste.
Step 2Select the Polygonal Lasso Tool. On the background layer select part of the plant and copy it to a new layer with Ctrl+J. Place this new layer above the duck layer and position the duplicated content above the duck’s head as you can see below.
Step 3To make a natural look, create a new layer under the plant layer, now use the Brush Tool with a small diameter brush to make small twigs around the plant. Get color samples with the Eye Dropper Tool.
Step 4To finish off this tutorial we have to replace the old plant shape on the background behind the created plant in the shape of a duck. To do this go to the background layer again and then get the Clone Stamp Tool. Hold down the Alt key — the cursor will change to a target. Click the point you wish to use as a sampling point. This will be used as the reference point for cloning. Click and draw where you want the cloned image to appear. As you draw, a cross will appear on the original image while a corresponding circle appears where you are drawing.
Remove the old plant from the background image and this tutorial is complete.