Adding a Realistic Tattoo the Easy Way with Photoshop
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About This Episode
The end goal of a good retoucher is to make their work appear invisible while creating some alternative reality. In this case we're going to look at one method I use for adding a tattoo to an image while making it look like it's really a part of the original photo. This method involves placing an Illustrator file (the tattoo source image) as a Smart Object, using the Free Transform/Warp Tool, adding a Gaussian Blur (to adjust the 'Focus') and then finishing it all off with a lighting effect created from a Channel Pull. Ready to begin?
Runtime : 00:09:25 Added : 04/28/2010
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Psdtuts+ is a series of Photoshop tutorials that will help viewers learn a few tricks, techniques and tips that they might not have seen before and help them maximize their creative potential!
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