Adding decals to car

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 ·

In this tutorial you will learn how to add decals to a car in Photoshop. You will need an image of a decal for this tutorial which can be found by searching on ‘Google’. I have used a free stock image of car which from

Adding decals to car - part 1

Step 1

Open your image of a car in Photoshop.

And then open your image of a decal.

Step 2

Select your selection tool and drag the decal onto the car image like below. You can alternatively copy and paste the decal onto the car if you wish.

Step 3

Set the layers blending option to ‘Mutiply’ like below:

Step 4

Select the Free transform (Ctrl + T) and resize the decal. Then select Edit > Transform and use skew and distort tools to position the decal onto the car.

Step 5 - Optional

To make the decal more realistic you can lower the saturation by selecting Image > Adjustment > Hue/Saturation, then adjusting the saturation slider to your preference.

You should now be able to add decal to your car.


Pookie said...
September 20, 2009 at 6:10 PM  

wow thats really cool I didnt even realize you can do stuff like that with Photoshop.Is it possible to do that with gimp?

miniwriter said...
September 21, 2009 at 12:34 AM  

Hey man cool tutorial I'm trying it now. is there a good site to get good decals from?

Progress said...
September 21, 2009 at 4:27 AM  


Sure, it should be very similar.

Progress said...
September 21, 2009 at 4:30 AM  


Try doing a search in Google. There should be plenty of different sites.

anicam said...
September 21, 2009 at 2:08 PM  

you are really doing a good job here i love it

mytheory said...
September 21, 2009 at 8:26 PM  

this a great one, no need to be expert on photoshop like i guess before.
now i'm trying to search more beautiful decals on Google

Darmawan said...
September 21, 2009 at 11:41 PM  

It looks real.. and it's easy to follow as well

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