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Making a fake tattoo with #GIMP

Posted in GIMP with tags , , , on 10/14/2010 by itsmeela

I personally don’t like tattoos. I mean I respect people with tattoos but I would never have one. If you’re one of those people who can’t afford to have a real tattoo, you can now have a fake one added to your image. I’ve encountered a tutorial about it and it’s so easy.

Here’s how to do it.

1. Open the image of the person you want to work on. Then open the image of the tattoo as layer and place it on the body part where you want it. Resize and rotate the tattoo as you want it just like the one below.

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2.  With the tattoo layer activated, select Layer -> Layer to Image Size to make it the same size as the photo layer.

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3.  With the tattoo layer still selected, choose Filters -> Map -> Displace. The layer selected in both X and Y displacements should be your subject or the layer that contains the person’s image. I used 5 for both X and Y but it would also depend on your images. Then click OK when you are done.

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After you’ve done the above, your photo should look like the one below. Look how it holds onto the contours of the nose.

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4. Finally, set your tattoo layer to Multiply mode, adjust the opacity to your liking and we’re done! You may also want to try other layer blend modes and use what you prefers.

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FINISHED PRODUCT

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