Photoshop Tutorials: Custom Tattoo Sleeve Design


Tattoo design Photoshop Tutorial. I have used this method for a couple of friends who were looking for some tattoo sleeve ideas. I thought by using displacement maps and converting the image to a pencil drawing i could replicate the “design effect” of a real tattoo.

This Tattoo Photoshop tutorial is aimed at people that want to try before they buy. You can literally take any design you want and convert it into a full sleeve tattoo design. get some great ideas for your sleeve and see what it would actually look like before committing.

Check out how to convert any image into a pencil drawing here;

This method would still work even if you or an artist created a stencil drawing of the tattoo idea then uploaded it to Photoshop. The beauty is as long as you have a Tattoo idea and it is in black and white then you can apply this effect. Also this effect works better if you have the background of the “arm” as black. You can always mask in to the edges anyway but having a black background will make applying the tattoo design a little easier.

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