How to lengthen legs in Photoshop

26/11/2023 1,154

If you take a photo with a high angle and long focal length, it will make the legs much shorter, the model only has "one piece". But don't worry, now you can make your legs as long as you want. Let's learn about how to lengthen legs in Photoshop through the shares below.

How to lengthen legs in Photoshop

If you take a photo with a high angle and long focal length, it will make the legs much shorter, the model only has "one piece". But don't worry, now you can make your legs as long as you want. Let's learn about how to lengthen legs in Photoshop through the shares below.

lengthen legs in photoshop

1. How to lengthen legs in Photoshop using Free Transform 

If you want the subject in your photo to have elongated legs, please refer to how to lengthen legs in Photoshop using Free Transform right below. 

Step 1: Open a photo of the subject who wants to lengthen his legs. You can open a photo by going to File on the menu bar, selecting Open => selecting the photo to open => selecting Open. Or press the shortcut key combination Ctrl+O.

Open a photo of the subject who wants to lengthen his legs

Step 2: Then create a selection with the Marquee Tool, then press Ctrl+J to put the selection on a new Layer. I cut from the thighs of the model so that lengthening the legs in Photoshop would give the most natural results.

create a selection with the Marquee Tool

Step 3: To continue, right-click Layer 1, then select Convert to Smart Object. This operation is to prevent the selection from breaking when increasing or decreasing its size. If you use a normal layer, the image will break after shrinking, then enlarging again.

select Convert to Smart Object

Step 4: On the menu bar, click Edit => select Free Transform or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+T.

select Free Transform or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+T

In this case, I want to extend the leg to the left, so I hold down the Shift key, then click and hold the mouse on the white anchor point and drag it to the left. You will see the model's legs are longer, but still natural. Once you have pulled the leg to the desired length, click on the check mark. 

Step 5: However, you will see that there are areas that are misaligned and mismatched. We just need to create a Layer Mask for Layer 1. If you see the Layer Mask is white as above, it is correct.

create a Layer Mask for Layer 1

Step 6: Then use a black Brush to paint over the smudged areas. They will be hidden and the details of the original image will be returned.

use a black Brush to paint over the smudged areas

As you can see, we have just completed a very simple way to lengthen legs in Photoshop

 

2. How to lengthen legs in Photoshop using Puppet Warp 

Besides Free Transform, you can also lengthen legs in Photoshop using Puppet Warp. To perform lengthening legs, please follow these steps: 

Step 1: Open the photo of the subject who wants to stretch the legs. You can open a photo by going to File on the menu bar, selecting Open => selecting the photo to open => selecting Open. Or press the shortcut key combination Ctrl+O. 

Step 2: Use the Lasso Tool or press the keyboard shortcut (L) to create a selection for the model's legs. You can also use other tools as long as you create a selection of the model's legs. Then press the key combination Ctrl+J to copy the selection to a new layer.

press the key combination Ctrl+J to copy the selection to a new layer

Step 3: We right-click on the new layer and select Convert to Smart Object. The purpose is to resize the selection without breaking it.

right-click on the new layer and select Convert to Smart Object

Step 4: On the menu bar, click Edit => select Puppet Warp.

select Puppet Warp

You will see a grid covering the selection, left click to create anchor points. When you drag any anchor point, only that part lengthens, not the whole foot like Free Transform. You can create multiple anchor points for more detailed adjustments. Of course, you can also straighten your legs in any direction.

left click to create anchor points

Adjust the anchor points to get the most elongated and satisfying legs. 

Adjust the anchor points to get the most elongated and satisfying legs

Step 5: Now let's create a Layer Mask to correct the blurred area. 

create a Layer Mask to correct the blurred area

Use a black Brush, then paint over the blurred image area to restore details of the original image.

Use a black Brush

Above are two extremely simple ways to lengthen legs in Photoshop. Hopefully Sadesign can help you edit the most satisfactory photos.

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