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How To Make Mini Cars With Photoshop

By Edited Apr 11, 2016 1 0

Take a car picture and turn it into a cute mini car using Photoshop.

Making Mini Cars with Photoshop is real easy once you get the hang of it. You need to make sure you are using a side profile image of a car. The image also needs to be high quality. Once you get the hang of making Mini Cars with Photoshop you can make them in less than 5 minutes.

Things You Will Need

Photoshop
Large Sized Side Profile Car Image

Step 1

Full Size Image
Using Photoshop open up the car image you want to turn into a mini car. For this tutorial I used an image of a Corvette from WikiPedia

Step 2

Duplicate layer

Step 3

Clicking the eye off makes the layer invisible
Make the original layer invisible by clicking the eye icon next to the layer.

Step 4

Step4
Select your Elliptical Marquee Tool.

Step 5

Step 5
In your "Layers Path" make sure you have the duplicated layer highlighted.

Step 6

Front Tire Selected
Use you elliptical marquee tool to circle the front tire and fender area. It does not need to be exact as we can tidy it up later.

Step 7

Using the area you just selected with your elliptical marquee tool you Edit-Copy--and then paste the image of the front tire and fender area.

Step 8

In the layers menu click the eye next to the layer you just pasted too make the layer invisible.

Step 9

In your layers menu highlight the layer with the original image of the car

Step 10

Use you elliptical marquee tool to circle the rear tire and fender area. It does not need to be exact as we can tidy it up later.

Step 11

Using the area you just selected with your elliptical marquee tool you Edit-Copy--and then paste the image of the rear tire and fender area.

Step 12

In the layers menu click the eye next to the layer you just pasted too make the layer invisible.

Step 13

In your layers menu highlight the layer with the original image of the car

Step 14

Click on your move tool

Step 15

Select all

Step 16

Click and Drag
Now you will make the car width smaller by clicking on the right edge of the image and moving it to the left to. Move the image in about 50-60 percent of the original width.

Do not change the height of the image, Only the width. After you have resized the width of the car press the "return key" for your changes to take place.

Step 17

Click the eye next to the front tire layer to make the front tire layer visible and then make sure you have this layer selected. It should be highlighted.

Step 18

Front Fender
Use your "move tool" to move the front tire area into place on the front of the car.

Step 19

Click the eye next to the rear tire layer to make the rear tire layer visible and then make sure you have this layer selected. It should be highlighted.

Step 20

Use your "move tool" to move the rear tire area into place on the front of the car.

Step 21

Select your "Eraser Tool" and pick a hard edged eraser

Step 22

Using your eraser you can remove parts of the pasted rear fender

Step 23

Corvette Mini Car
Select the layer that has your front tire and again erase what you need too so the layer will match the base layer.

You have now made a mini car

Tips & Warnings

  • After you make a mini car you can use your clone tool to help blend any edges within the cars body to hide any blemishes.
  • Use a large size image. It is easier line everything up with a large image and when you resize it later it will help hide any possible blemishes.
  • When erasing parts of the fender after pasting them don't be afraid to experiment by erasing more than you think you should. You can always undo you last actions.
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