Introduction: How to Turn a Celebrity Into a JoJo Stand: Photoshop

Have you ever wanted to completely deface a celebrity, for funsies? This tutorial will help you out.


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • An image of a celebrity (You can find the one that I used above
  • And of course, a png of the iconic 'menacing' characters, for added effect

Step 1: Getting Started

First, open up the image of the celebrity of your choice. I'll be using Quentin Tarantino. Once you're in the editor, select the clone stamp tool. If you've never used it before, here's how it works. First, alt-click on an area of the photo, then left click somewhere else. It will duplicate your initial selection onto wherever you click. So, I'll be starting by selecting the center of his mouth with the clone stamp tool. then, create a new layer. click and drag to to begin pasting the mouth on the new layer. Try to get the mouth, the lips, and some skin around the mouth.

Step 2: Making Your Canvas

Next, gingerly apply the spot-healing tool in order to remove the rest of his face. DON'T TRY TO DO IT ALL AT ONCE. Use a smaller brush size in order to blend the features of his face in line by line

Step 3: Return the Mouth (Several Times)

Next, you'll want to use the Marquee Tool to select the entire mouth on the layer it resides on. Then, while you have it selected, make like a college student on a sports scholarship the night before an essay is due and ctrl-c ctrl-v your selection. Then, add the mouths back onto the face.

Step 4: Flatten and Blend

Go to your layer menu and click the flatten button. This will collapse your layers down onto one layer. Then use the spot healing tool to make it look more natural.

Step 5: Cut Out the Celebrity

Use the pen tool to select your celebrity and then make a layer mask.

Step 6: Add in a Background

First, find a background you want to use. I did a google search for 'funky background' to find mine. Next, add in a new layer, and put it below everything else. Add your background image to this layer.

Step 7: Change the Color

First, create a hue/saturation layer above everything and select the colorize box. Then, fill the layer mask with black using the paintbrush tool. Then, still using the paintbrush tool, fill in the areas in which you want a change in color with white.

Step 8: Add the 'Menacing' Characters

Next, you'll want to place three progressively smaller 'menacing' characters, two between your celebrity layer, and one above. Fiddle around with it until you like how it looks.

Step 9: Minor Details

Next, just add some stuff! I'll be adding sunglasses. This is very easy. Just paste an image of sunglasses ito photoshop, and move and scale until it looks right.

Step 10: Add a Filter

Flatten your layers once again. Then go Filters > Stylze > Solarize. Feel free to mess around with the different filters, this one just happened to be my favorite.