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Portrait Tattooing Part 1: Plan, Design, and Test

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One of the great things about portrait tattoos is that they can be so personal. By taking a photo of a loved one, and tattooing it onto someone's skin, they're permanently carrying around a physical embodiment of that person or memory. It's no wonder that portrait tattooing has become one of the most popular genres in tattooing. However, tattooing a portrait isn't as simple as just taking a photo and tattooing it onto someone. There's a lot of work that goes into making a great portrait tattoo. What if the photo reference isn't quite perfect? What if it needs a little bit of enhancement or editing before it's ready for your tattoo? What if it totally lacks personality? Portrait Tattoos are usually nice, but oh so dull when the photo reference is dull. If the tattoo is of a loved one, it can be even harder to make an interesting tattoo out of a lackluster photo. This is where creativity and skill as a tattoo artist come in, taking an average reference and making it into an amazing tattoo design. If you're interested in learning how to level up your portrait tattooing, there are a few things you can do to improve your skills. In this tattoo artist course, I'll show you how to take a photo and turn it into an amazing tattoo design. What you’ll learn: - How to find and choose the best image as a portrait reference - Enhancing portrait photos into best possible tattoo reference - Editing dull portrait photos into amazing tattoo designs - What to do when your client only has bad quality photo references - Best and worst body placements and sizes for portrait tattoos - How to digitally "try on" tattoos on your client Are there any course requirements or prerequisites? - Basic realism tattooing skills - iPad Who this course is for: - Tattoo Artists - Tattoo Apprentices

You can also join this program via the mobile app. Go to the app

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