Adding a tattoo – Episode #73
Thanks for all the support you have given Phearn, we hope we can repay all the wonderful things you have all done for us. In today’s episode we are covering how to add a tattoo to a person, in this case a baby. For this task we are using channels. It is easier than it sounds, basically we are making a selection out of the tattoo, and then transposing it onto another person’s skin. We start off with the Red channel, and duplicate it. Then we apply levels to make the skin lighter, and the tattoo darker. This transition makes it easier to select the tattoo. You can turn the channel’s light area into a selection by cmd clicking on the thumbnail, then inversing the selection by hitting shift cmd I. After that, all you have to do is paint black on a new layer where the tattoo is and you are DONE!