How To: Detail an automobile headlight in Photoshop

Detail an automobile headlight in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those digital pictures into shape with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. In this episode, Ben shows you how to detail an automobile headlight in Photoshop.

Use brush tools, gradient, filters and more to create an awesome automobile headlight, and more.

Bert shows a picture of a red truck to demonstrate how to add intricate detail, specifically on the car headlight. First, Bert creates a the shape of the headlight as a white circle and uses the layer as a base. Within the bulb, rounded lines are added by using the pen tool, alpha channel, stroke effect and gaussian blur filter. Bert adjusts the color and effects within the bulb (with the gradient tool and dodge/burn tool) and distorts the background (with the smudge tool and liquify filter). To add graininess to the image, add the noise filter with the blur more filter.

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