In this car tutorial you will learn how to create a carbon fibre hood in Photoshop. This process involves superimposing a texture of carbon fibre on top of the current hood of the car. You will need an image of a car and a image of carbon fibre for this tutorial.

Carbon fibre hood in Photoshop

Step 1

Open an image of a car in Photoshop.

Step 2

Make a selection around the hood of the car like below. You can either use the pen, polygon lasso or the quick mask tool.

Step 3

Copy the selection of the hood onto a new layer by selecting Ctrl + J.

Step 4

Open a texture of carbon fibre and then copy it and paste it into the image of a car. Select the Free transform tool (Ctrl + T) and resize the texture to the same as the hood. You can also use the perspective and distort tool to position the texture into place.

Step 5

Now return to your duplicated hood layer and choose Select > Load selection you should now the selection around the hood.

Step 6

Select your carbon fibre layer then choose Select > Inverse and hit the delete key. Deselect the layer by pressing Ctrl + D.

Step 7

Now change the blending styles to Overlay. Then select Image > Adjustment > Brightness/Contrast and adjust the value accordingly to your image.


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