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Tattoo Design Photoshop Tutorial

Design Your Own Custom Sleeve In Just a Few Minutes.

Personally i do not have any tattoos but i have friends who are crazy for them, they seem to have an insatiable need for the needle. Some people literally walk into a tattoo parlor, choose a design right off the wall and walk out sporting a new lifelong commitment . As a lover of art i feel art should be respected, everybody should experiment a little and not make snap decisions especially with tattoos. I decided to add one of my own tracks as the outro music from a few years back when i used to make music too, light heart and all that.

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multiple exposure nikon d7000
multiple exposure nikon d7000

Design A Tattoo In Photoshop Tutorial

It would be too easy to take draw a couple of shapes with the Pen Tool, superimpose them onto our subject then tick it off as good work when it comes to designing a sleeve. For the idea to work the whole image needs to be intertwined from wrist to shoulder, i found that "biblical scenes" or "mythical battles" work really well. Also blending patterns together with a light cloudiness works really well on sleeve designs too.

Nonetheless this is art, the same as any form of creation. I could look at a design and think nothing of it, a different perspective comes along and transforms it into a masterpiece. I have used this technique for friends and created a few designs for them, a few people online in Facebook groups too so i wanted to show you guys how easy it really is to "try before you buy" in Photoshop.

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Smokey Dispersion Effect in Photoshop

Thanks to Shirin Tank Photography for this lovely base image, i applied a Smokey Dispersion Effect and created this step by step video and written tutorial to show you how. Step 1 – Preparing our image If you already have a .PNG or transparent background image then just drag and drop into Photoshop, hit Ctrl […]

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Create a Cartoon Effect in Photoshop

This Photoshop Tutorial teaches you step by step, how to create a cartoon effect by using the Pen Tool & the Brush Tool. We are going to be adding coloring plus shading to add a light and shade effect to our cartoon. Read the step by step guide or watch the video below to learn […]

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Photoshop CC 2015, Camera Raw #3

Focal Point Lighting. Adjusting the exposure is a fundamental part of any Photographers arsenal, producing the same effect across the whole of the image. If you wanted to create a “spotlight” or “focal point” lighting effect but didn’t have the equipment to do it, or you captured a well lit image & simply wanted to […]

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Better Black & White: Photoshop CC 2015

How To Create More Than a Standard Desaturation. Photography, since the 1800s has been deep rooted by the presence of black and white images, since Thomas Wedgwood utilized the camera obscura principle to create the idea of photography, it all started with black and white. It took us all the way until the 90s to […]

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Combine Images Using Vanishing Point In Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we are going to learn how to change the shape of an image to make it look like it is actually part of another image, for example hanging a picture on a wall. To do this we are going to be using a Photoshop favorite, vanishing point. Step 1 – Preparing […]

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How Can Frequency Separation Help Us Achieve Smoother Skin?

Retouching Skin In Photoshop One of the most used “features” of Adobe Photoshop is skin retouching or skin smoothing, the tricky part is maintaining high quality texture. Think about it, if i were to add a layer on top of my photograph then paint over the top with a brush, ii would achieve color but […]

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How To Install Fonts Into Photoshop

Downloading Fonts, Installing, Then Applying Them Into Photoshop. Firstly i would recommend using DaFont.com as they have a gigantic selection of custom fonts to choose from, i would also recommend having 7zip installed too (links below) Download Free Fonts – DaFont Free Zip Software ( for Windows & Mac ) – 7Zip Submit & Get […]

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How To Download & Add Actions into Photoshop

Adding Actions Into Photoshop CS6 – CS5 – CC Watch the video tutorial with me below to learn how to download, install, and use Photoshop Actions. Then choose from one of our actions and put your creative hat on. – Download Free Premium Photoshop Actions – Submit & Get Featured Submit your photographs for a […]

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Submit & Get Featured

Submit your photographs for a chance to have your image and social media page featured in one of our videos! increase your exposure plus get an edited image e-mailed directly to you.

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