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By James Fritz | Friday, August 30, 2013

Creating a flower tattoo in Photoshop: Pixel Playground

Create a flower tattoo in Photoshop

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This week’s technique will teach you how to create a realistic flower tattoo.

Continuing with last week’s tattoo theme, this week we learn how to create a flower tattoo in Adobe Photoshop. Bert takes us through his unique approach for painting the colors onto the petals of a flower. He begins by selecting non-overlapping paths and creating layers filled with a sampled color. To give the petals depth, he cleverly uses the Photoshop dodge and burn tool to add the various highlights and lowlights. To complete the tattoo, Bert adds a simple stroke layer style and duplicates it across the various petal layers.

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