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Realistic Tattoo on your Face

Today I’m going to tell you a technique, by using this technique you can put Tattoos on your Picture. Some techniques, commands are new in this tutorial, so must try.

1. For this tutorial, you must be needing your picture (or any picture) and the Tattoo picture you wanted to paste.

2. So open your picture file, duplicate the layer and then press Shift+Ctrl+U to Desaturate it (if Picture is in color then you have to do this, otherwise no need of it, in my case I’m not doing so as this picture is in Black and White).

3. Now I’m going to add 3 Adjustment Layers, i.e. Levels, Brightness/Contrast, and Curves. So first run the command, Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels and give the following settings:

4. Now run the command, Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness/Contrast, give the following settings:

4. In the last run the command, Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels and give the following settings:

5. You will get the following look:

6. Now simply save this file and give it any name.

7. If you want to give your image a bit angry look, or whatever harder look, you can use Burn tool to do so, I’ve use it, because my image is already having hard look, so I’ve not used it a lot:

8. Now its time to put Tattoo on the face. I’ve chosen few one, I’m putting this tattoo on the forehead.

9. Paste this image in the same file (rename the layer as Tattoo1) and remove the white parts of this Black Tattoo. I’ve used Magic Eraser tool to remove white areas and I’ve adjusted it on Forehead like:

10. Now copy this Tattoo layer by pressing Ctrl+J and then rename the layer as Tattoo2, again press Ctrl+J and rename it as Tattoo3. Set the Tattoo1 layer to Overlay (from layer panel instead of Normal) and then Tattoo2 & Tattoo3 layers both to Difference, you will get this:

11. By using this technique I’ve pasted another Tattoo on the Chin, like in the following final file (Here I’ve chosen Soft Light instead of Difference for two copied Tattoos):


About Wijdan Rohail

A professional Web/Graphic Designer, working as Freelancer since 2000. Designing is my passion, blogging is my hobby.

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