Getting Under the Skin with Virtual Tattoos in Photoshop

We'll start this tutorial by sketching out a rough design for a tattoo followed by creating a polished render. Software required: Photoshop CC 14.0.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 14, 2014
Duration
1h 31m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 14, 2014
Duration
1h 31m
Description

We'll start this tutorial by sketching out a rough design for a tattoo followed by creating a polished render. Along the way we'll discuss line work quality and color choices. From there, we'll begin the process of weaving our tattoo design onto the arm of our model. We'll start by focusing on conforming the design to the contours of the arm by using free transform and liquefy. In addition, we'll use smart filters, blend modes, and adjustment layers to create the illusion that our tattoo is a part of our subject's skin. We'll wrap up by making some lighting adjustments. After watching this photo manipulation training, you'll be able to take your own artistic designs and weave them into the skin of any model or subject of your choosing. Software required: Photoshop CC 14.0.

About the author
About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi I'm Curt with Digital-Tutors. Welcome to this course where we'll be learning how to integrate a tattoo design into the skin of a model. We'll begin this process by sketching out a rough design for a tattoo followed by rendering it. Along the way we'll discuss line work quality and color choices. From here, we'll begin the process of weaving our tattoo design onto the arm of our model. We'll start by focusing on conforming the design to the contours of the arm by using free transform and liquefy. In addition, we'll use smart filters, blend modes and adjustment layers to create the illusion that our tattoo is a part of our subject's skin. And we'll wrap up by making some final lighting adjustments. After watching this photo manipulation process, you'll be able to take your own artistic designs and weave them into the skin of any model or subject of your choosing. So with that, we'll go ahead and get started in our next lesson.