Tattoo Your Car in Photoshop
● Create an interesting decal in Photoshop.
✓ Blending Options ✓ Blending Modes ✓ Color Range
• This tutorial is part of the Drive Me Wild car design project.
Other People's Work:
Here are examples of work inspired by this tutorial.
Step #1: Open your Project in Photoshop ~
✗ Open YOUR PROJECT in Photoshop …
… (Remember: all these tutorials are intended to be
applied to YOUR PROJECT) …
Step #2: Find a Tattoo ~
✗ Go on the internet and search for tattoo designs or any other design that works for you …
✗ … try and find a black and white image, but don't be affraid to try anything - copy and paste it into your work.
Step #3: Select the White Background ~
✗ Get the Rectangular Marquee Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (m) …
✗ … Right-Click and select Color Range.
✗ Click in the white area of the tattoo ON THE IMAGE.
✗ When you press OK, notice how it selects everything that matches the color you selected like this:
Step #4: Delete the Selected Area ~
✗ Hit Delete: (or Backspace on a Windows keyboard) …
✗ … and hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+D to deselect the Marching Ants.
Step #5: Free Transform Mode ~
✗ Now hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+T or go to: Edit > Free Transform and hold down the Cmd(⌘) key
✗ The Cmd(⌘) key allows you to distort the image and make it fit your composition.
Step #6: Layer Styles ~
✗ Click on the at the bottom.
✗ Start with Bevel and Emboss first …
Step #7: Add Effects to the Layer ~
✗ Try Inner Glow or Stroke or anything else you want. Just Try it!
✗ Each setting can be modified by clicking on the words. The variations are endless.
✗ Stlyes and Blending Options can make your work look really interesting!
✗ Blending Options give depth and expression to your work.
Last Step: Save and Attach ~
✗ Go to: File > Save as … and save the image as a .psd file - FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME.psd
✗ Attach it!
• ALWAYS save your projects like this:
• DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.
• NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.