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Photoshop Tutorial: Creating custom tube work

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I made a bumper for this tutorial, but the same goes for any type of tube work.

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Step 1.

Create a new layer and name it "tube." If you're going to make a few different parts, name the layers appropriately. "ex: sliders, bumper, roof rack etc..."

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Step 2.

Select the Brush Tool (hard round, not soft round) and pick a size appropriate for the object you're making. In this case I used a (9).

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Step 3.

Select a color for the tube. For a black tube piece, pick a dark grey. You can't "dodge" or "burn" the color black, which will make more sense in a later step.

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Step 4.

Create the tube work with the brush tool.

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Step 5.

Grab the Dodge Tool. Create all of the highlights on the tube work.

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Step 6.

Grab the Burn Tool. Create all of the shadows on the tube work.

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Finished product.

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Post up any questions you may have. :thumbsup:
 


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What do you use to get the tubes straight? Or arre you just that good at free hand?
 




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In photoshop (and most graphic programs), click anywhere in the document with the brush tool, then hold shift and click where you want the line to stop. That will create a straight line. :thumbsup:

Same goes for the eraser, clone, lasso, pen, gradient toosl etc...
 




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Shoulda put this in before...and the curves?
 




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The curves...practice. :)

Either free hand or a lot of little straight lines using the same click, then hold shift and click.
 




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