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Photoshop tutorials Smiling Cars Photoshop Tutorial

Author: Sanja Soltic

Freelance web designer and web programmer (PHP).


In this tutorial I will show you how I transformed this car

and made it look like this.

It’s fun and easy to do so grab a picture, open it, duplicate layer and we can begin

Step 1 - selecting windshield

Select windshield using Magnetic Lasso Tool and paint it white.

Step 2 - Licence Plate

We have to remove license plate to leave enough space for the mouth. Use Clone Stamp Tool to clone a clean part.

Step 3 - Eyes

Now we need eyes for our car. We will take them from this picture

Use Elliptical Marquee Tool and select right eye from poster image and drag it to your picture. Duplicate layer and move it to the other side (left eye). Then go to Edit > Transform > Wrap and set like on the picture below. Do the same for the other eye.

Step 4 - Creating Eyebrows

Now we have to paint eyebrows. Click on Pen Tool, change it to Paths and draw a path.

Now we need to do is to fill that path. Take a sample of car color with Eyedropper Tool, switch from layers to paths, right click on Work Path and choose Fill Path. From a drop down list choose Foreground Color, Blend Mode is normal and Opacity is 100%.

Next thing we do is adding some shadows. Double click on the layer, check Drop Shadow and set everything like on the picture below.

For more realistic look you have to put some effect. Go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Artistic and choose Smudge Stick.

In the end you have to delete edges with Eraser Tool. Use soft round brush and lower the opacity to 50%.

Step 5 - Mouth

We'll use poster from step 3 again to select mouth and move to our picture. Take the Eyedropper and click on the lip. On the new layer draw the lips.

Step 6 – Blur

Make new layer and merge all previous layers (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E). To blur surrounding use Filter > Blur > Surface Blur.

After that you have to delete blur effect from the car. For that I will use Mask. Click on Add Layer Mask (marked with red on a picture below) and paint car in black.

Step 6 – Blur

Make new layer and merge all previous layers (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E). To blur surrounding use Filter > Blur > Surface Blur.

Step 7 – Soft Light

Duplicate previous layer and change Layer Mode to Soft Light and lower the opacity to 45%.

Step 8 – Lights

Again duplicate previous layer and go to Filter > Render > Lens Flare to create a lights from headlights. You have to repeat that two times for both headlights.

At the end, set the blending mode for Layer to Hard Light.

Step 9 – Lighting Effects

Finally, the last step. Go to Filter > Render > Lighting Effects and customize the light as you please. If you don’t what lighting effects on a car you can use mask and delete that.


Here is what we got in the end. Hope you enjoyed.


Nice work Sanja ! You've made a really funny car :)


Nice one :) bbbrbrbrbr

very cute :) My son really likes it :)

Good job ! Well done. I like your works. Thanks for sharing.

:) the final result could have been better ... maybe i will try this tut with another car :)

haha this is so cool - Cars is one of my favorite movies - I can't wait to try out this technique myself on a picture of my car.

Thanks for sharing the technique! It looks cute.

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