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How to Create a Pirate Image Manipulation

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Tutorials Photo Manipulation 23956 Views September 17th, 2010

This is the first tutorial from a list of tutorials that I am planning to write with the theme 'World of Pirates'. I am a fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean and of course the movie was a inspiration for me.Let's get started!

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Step 5 – Fix the Hair

I have to fix the hair now to blend the hat with the rest of the image. Because I will not use hair brushes the best method to fix hair problems is to use the Smudge Tool.

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To look more real I have copied to parts of the hair from left and right. Call this layer Extra Hair Layer. Place the Extra Hair Layer above Pirate Hat Layer. I have colored the hair with red 50% Colr Overlay to see exactly the shape of the hair extension. Use also the Smudge Tool make the hair look real.

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Remove Color Overlay.

Step 6 –Change the Hat into a Pirate Hat

It is really simple to transform the hat into a pirate hat. Just add some items and this is it!

Let’s start by adding a white line. With the Pen Tool, check Paths and draw a line along the exterior edge of the hat.

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Than select the Brush Tool and make sure you have brush size 3 and color white.

Create a new layer and call it White Lines. Select the Pen Tool again and right click on the path and choose Stroke Path.. like in the image:

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Now go to Edit – Transform – Scale and make the path a little bigger. The idea is to obtain to white lines. You can easily use the Conver Point Tool to adjust the shape of that second line. After you obtain a nice paralel line choose Stroke Path again. Now press Delete and the path is gone. Now change the opacity of this layer to 45 %.

With the Eraser Tool , opacity 28 % smoothly delete the parts of the lines to obtain shadows.

The second item that you I need to add is the Skull and the hat is ready.

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Step 7 – Pirate Earring and Eye Patch

To complete the pirate look I will add an Old golden earring and an eye patch.

Resize the earrings to 40% and delete the right sided one. Than use Edit – Transform – Skew to give it the right perspective.

Change the opacity of the Old Golden Earring to Lighten 100%.

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Use the Eraser Tool , opacity 30% to add shadow and to give the impression that is really his earring.

Ok now let’s deal with the eye patch. With the Pen Tool simply draw the eye patch, color black.

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Rasterize the shape and with the Dodge Tool, shadows , expossure 20% lighten parts of the eye patch again to look real.

I will now add a little black makeup to the eye. Use the Brush Tool, different opacities and sizes. Use also the Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur . In final add a little black line with the Pen Tool, Paths.

Step 8 – Add the Pirate Ship

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12 comment(s) for "How to Create a Pirate Image Manipulation"

Jamie
Jamie
7:00 AM Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Great! I will be coming back for more! 10x reply
Allen
Allen
7:00 AM Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I like it a lot ! thanks for the tut & brushes reply
PSDDude
PSDDude
7:00 AM Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Font : http://www.dafont.com/pieces-of-eight.font reply
Olly
Olly
7:00 AM Wednesday, March 10, 2010
very interesting colors combination reply
John
7:00 AM Thursday, March 11, 2010
I really like the tutorial but there are things that need improvement...make the eye patch more convincing by adding a texture maybe leather and a shadow; blur the shadow of the hat...
other than that is GREAT reply
PSDDude
PSDDude
7:00 AM Thursday, March 11, 2010
Thank u all! So, John you have an excellent point so i am working on improving the tut as we speak :)
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John
7:00 AM Thursday, March 11, 2010
I can really tell that you have improved your technique over time and your tutorials are better and better every time reply
MarkSpizer
7:00 AM Sunday, May 02, 2010
great post as usual! reply
Norma Barron
Norma Barron
7:00 AM Monday, November 22, 2010
Is there a second part to the Caribbean Pirate tutorial? My screen cut off in the middle of step 9 and I was really enjoying the tutorial. I do not know how to finish. Please advise. reply
PsdDude
7:00 AM Monday, November 22, 2010
Dear Norma, i am glad you like my tut. We have recently changed the design of our blog and appeared some problems like this one.
Thank you for telling me, now it is fixed! reply
PSDDude
10:31 AM Wednesday, September 07, 2011
You are probably right, everything could be done better, there are some other details that doesn't look so realistic :)
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Some Guy
Some Guy
1:30 AM Tuesday, December 23, 2014
You could stamp water more believable. reply

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