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Step 120

Duplicate the layer then move it like shown below.

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Step 121

Create a new layer as the top layer the using the Brush tool, paint the area shown below with a dark blue color. A rough paint is fine.

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Step 122

Change the blending mode of the current layer to Overlay.

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Step 123

Create a new layer as the top layer then use the Line tool to draw some lines like shown below. If they appear as separate layers, merge them back into one layer.

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Step 124

Use the Smudge tool to smudge the lines like shown below to create the smoke.

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Step 125

Reduce the opacity to about 70%.

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Step 126

Choose Filter > Blur > Motion Blur then apply the settings shown below. The angle should match the horizontal angle of your car.

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Step 127

Create a new layer as the top layer then use the Pen to create an outline like shown below. After creating the path, select red as your foreground color then, in the Paths palette (Window > Paths), right click on the path then choose Stroke Path.

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Step 128

Use the Polygonal Lasso tool to create a selection like shown below.

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Step 129

Fill the selected area with a near black blue.

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Step 130

Choose Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Apply the settings shown below.

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Step 131

Here’s what it looks like so far.

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Step 132

Now we’ll create the path for the upper area. Create a path like shown below then right click on the path then choose Make Selection. Use the settings shown below.

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Step 133

Use the Dodge tool to create some highlights in the areas shown below.

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Step 134

Create a selection like shown below.

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Step 135

Use the Burn tool to add some shadow to the bottom edge.

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Step 136

Create a new layer then create a path and stroke it with a light blue color like shown in the image below.

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Step 137

Reduce the opacity of this layer to around 80% then use the Eraser tool to erase the edge slightly.

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Step 138

Create a selection like shown below then choose Select > Modify > Feather and feather the selection by about 5 pixels.

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Step 139

Select the Dodge tool and add some highlights to the area shown below.

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Step 140

Use the Pen tool to create a path like shown below. Right click on the path then choose Make Selection. Use the settings shown below.

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Step 141

Use the Burn tool to add some shadows to the selected area.

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Step 142

Select the layer with the car body then create a selection of the taillight.

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Step 143

Choose Image > Adjustments > Channel Mixer then adjust the settings like shown below.

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Step 144

Find images of cars with wheels that you’d like to use. The best images to use are the ones where the car is taken in the same perspective. Create a selection of the wheel like shown below then copy it to your clipboard (Edit > Copy).

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Step 145

Switch back to the main document the paste it as a new layer. It should be positioned as the top layer. Use the Free Transform tool (Edit > Free Transform) to position, rotate, and scale into place.

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Step 146

Use the Eraser tool to erase the excess areas if there are any.

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Step 147

Use the Burn tool then burn the upper edge of the wheels to create a shadow.

6 thoughts on “Virtual Tuning with Photoshop”

  1. AkidZania Danial

    So… Can you ask me how to make suspension down and changing colors in headlight/taillight/window and etc? It’s an cheat on step 4.

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