Tattoo on Skin


Tutorial 16

Apply tattoo on skin in Photoshop CS6

Below is the small transcript of the Video lesson as well as a small sample Video clip.

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Applying Tattoo on Skin (Transcript of Video)

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to put a tattoo on the skin. Putting tattoo on the skin is relatively a simple thing and therefore I want to make it a little interesting and spiced up. I chose this particular image where I have the hair on the back of this girl, and I wanted to put this tattoo behind the hair, and as you can see you are hardly getting any hint that this tattoo is a result of some computer manipulation because it breaks your direction of thinking, when you look something which looks impossible, if you look at this tattoo this is behind the hair. And that’s what we are going to see, how to do a very realistic manipulation on which nobody can even doubt about it. So I want to begin with black and white tattoo. I want to begin with black and white tattoo, so if you open the PSD file and see there are two groups in the layer pallet, one is colour tattoo and other one is black and white tattoo.

I have downloaded these tattoo images from , it’s a simple liner tattoo, copy this go to the project file and paste it on a new layer, and now say CNTRL+A and CNTRL+C to copy let’s go to channels, create the new channel by clicking on the button over here. And now say CNTRL+V to paste. Now go to paint bucket tool, take the white as your foreground colour and fill this area with white, and now say CNTRL+I, so what you have is white colour tattoo on a black colour background. And now hold on CNTRL on the keyboard click on this alpha channel and you’ll get the selection of this design. Now click back to the RGB in the channel and create a new layer again and let’s make this layer invisible again or you may delete that layer and now hit D on the keyboard that gives you the black and white as a foreground and background colour and ALT+BACKSPACE to fill. And now you can twist this tattoo, you can even right click and say wrap and you can fit this tattoo on the skin the way you want, And hit Enter... original stock images used in this photoshop tutorial

Main Photoshop Features used in this Video Tutorial

1) Layer Blending Mode
2) Layer Mask

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