In this car tutorial you will learn how to give a car a sense of movement. You will need an image of a car and a background for this tutorial. I have used free stock images which are available from: www.sxc.hu. You also need knowledge of removing the background from a car image, so take a look that tutorial.
Car movement effect
Open the background you wish to use in Photoshop like below:
Add a slight blur to the image by selecting Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and give a 1 pixels radius and click ok. Now add a radial blur to give a sense of movement by selecting Filter > Blur > Radial Blur and add the following settings:
- Amount = 30
- Blur method = Zoom
- Quality = Best
You should get the following blur image like below:
Now open up your car image and remove the background, and then copy the image onto your blurry background like below:
You have probably noticed the car is too big for the background. Resize the car by selecting the free transform tool (Ctrl + T) and make sure you hold down the shift key when resizing as this will maintain the aspect ratios.
Now blend in the car with the background. Select the blur tool with an appropriate brush size and soften up the edges of the car. Now select Image > Adjustment > Brightness/Contract and adjust the brightness slider to the same brightness as the background layer.
You should now have a car movement effect.