How to Add Wings to My Photograph

by Maya Austen ; Updated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • LunaPic online photo editor

  • FotoFlexer online photo editor

  • Splashup online photo editor

If you have access to a photo editor, adding wings to a photograph is a fairly simple task. Photoshop is currently one of the most popular photo editing applications used to perform image alterations; however, this application may be a little pricey for some. Fortunately there is a wide selection of online photo editors you can use to perform this particular task. Before you get started, find an image of the wings you want to use to add to your existing photograph. Then upload or save the image to your computer.

LunaPic

Go to the LunaPic online photo editor (see Resources).

Upload the wing image to the photo editor. Use the eraser tool offered in the photo editor to erase the background that surrounds the image of the wings.

Select the crop tool in the left-side tools menu. Open the “Tool” drop-down menu and select the “Freeform” or “Magic Wand” to precisely mark the region of the photograph where the wings are located. Select “Copy/Paste.” Click “Old Blend Tool.” Click “Change image #1 (main).”

Upload to the photo editor the photograph you want to add wings to. Click “Paste Clipboard image into working image.”

Click the "View Clipboard" tool in the left-side tools menu. Insert the wings by clicking “Paste Clipboard image into working image.”

Drag the wings to the location you want. Resize them to the size you want. Lower the transparency level of the wing image. Perform any other editing options you want.

Click “Apply Pasted Image” to blend the wings into your photograph.

FotoFlexer

Open the FotoFlexer online photo editor (see Resources).

Upload the wing image to the photo editor.

Go to the “Basic” tab. Select “Crop.” Use the crop tool to precisely mark the region of the photograph where the wings are located. Click “Crop Selected Area.”

Click on the “Decorate” tab. Use the eraser tool offered in the photo editor to erase the background surrounding the image of the wings.

Go to the “Layers” tab. Click “Add Images.” Upload to the photo editor the photograph you want to add wings to. Click and drag both the wing image and main photograph image to the location you want. Use the “Push Back” or “Pull Forward” button to overlay the wing image on top of the main photograph. Resize the wing to the size you want. Lower the opacity level of the wing image. Perform any other editing options you want. Click “Select All.” Click “Merge” to blend the wings into your photograph.

Splashup

Go to the Splashup online photo editor (see Resources).

Open the “File” menu. Select “Open Image.” Open the original image you want to add wings to.

Go back to the “File” menu. Select “Open Image.” Open the wing image.

Use the lasso tool to select the wings. Go to the “Edit” menu. Select “Copy.”

Click the original image. Go to the “Edit” menu. Select “Paste.” Use the "Select" tool to move wings to where you want them located. Go to the "File" menu. Save the image.

About the Author

Maya Austen began freelance writing in 2009. She has written for many online publications on a wide variety of topics ranging from physical fitness to amateur astronomy. She's also an author and e-book publisher. Austen has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the New England Institute of Art and currently lives in Boston, Mass.