Try on a Tattoo: Photo Montage in AKVIS Chameleon

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Tutorial: AKVIS Chameleon

Try on a Tattoo


You would like to make a tattoo, but you are not sure it will suit you? It’s easy to try on a tattoo without resorting to a trip to the tattoo parlor.
Photo of the girls Photo with a tattoo Girls with tattoo
Source Photos Result

Below you will find instructions on how to do it with AKVIS Chameleon.

    Note: If you work in the standalone version of AKVIS Chameleon just use the pencil tools in the program to draw red and blue outlines. They are available in the plugin version too. With these tools you can draw the contours and edit them. But for the plugin it’s possible to transfer the selection from the graphics editor. Here we describe how to make it in the plugin.

  • Step 1. Open the photo of the girls in AliveColors.

    Here is a photo with a tattoo.

    Photo with a tattoo
  • Step 2. Select the tattoo using the Lasso tool, or any selection tool in your photo editor.
    Select the tattoo

    Now call the Chameleon plug-in to grab the fragment. In AliveColors select Effects -> AKVIS -> Chameleon - Grab Fragment. After doing so you should see a message indicating that the fragment has been saved successfully.

  • Step 3. Open the photo of the girls. Call the AKVIS Chameleon plug-in by selectiong Effects -> AKVIS -> Chameleon – Make Collage. You will see the photo of the girls, along with the fragment you selected earlier.
    AKVIS Chameleon
  • Step 4. Select Chameleon mode from the drop-down menu in the Settings Panel.
  • Step 5. Use the Transform tool from the Toolbar to change the size, position, and rotation angle of the tattoo. Adjust it to fit the shoulder of the girl on the right.
    Transform tattoo in the Chameleon window
  • Step 6. Press the button to start the collage creation process. The result will appear in the After tab.
    Creation collages in Chameleon mode
  • Step 7. If you like the result, press the button to apply the change to the photo.
    First tattoo is ready

    In order to apply tattoos to the other two girls, leave the photo open in your photo editor and repeat steps 3 through 7 for each girl. When you are done you can save the photo.

    New tattoos
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Toolbar — Toolbar
   — Preferences — Preferences
Montage Mode Montage Mode
   — Photo Hunting — Photo Hunting
   — Serenade for a Gull — Serenade for a Gull
   — Happy Easter! — Happy Easter!
   — Wonderland — Wonderland
   — Lionheart: Create a Fantasy Character — Lionheart: Create a Fantasy Character
   — Make a Collage from Multiple Images — Make a Collage from Multiple Images
Chameleon Mode Chameleon Mode
   — To Sail Beyond the Sunset — To Sail Beyond the Sunset
   — Changing Appearance — Changing Appearance
   — Try on a Tattoo — Try on a Tattoo
   — Monkey and a Mask — Monkey and a Mask
   — Coffee Postage Stamp — Coffee Postage Stamp
   — Lemonade Label — Lemonade Label
   — Chameleon in the Fire — Chameleon in the Fire
   — The Flying Dutch — The Flying Dutch
   — Elephant in the Savanna — Elephant in the Savanna
   — Archeological Reconstruction — Archeological Reconstruction
   — The Swan Lake — The Swan Lake
   — An Earth View — An Earth View
   — Collage with a Girl — Collage with a Girl
   — Help the Dove - Symbolic Collage — Help the Dove - Symbolic Collage
   — A Girl in the Sunset — A Girl in the Sunset
   — A Greeting Card — A Greeting Card
   — Moonlight Sonata — Moonlight Sonata
   — Enliven the Scenery — Enliven the Scenery
Blend Mode Blend Mode
   — Wood Painting — Wood Painting
   — Creating a Greeting Postcard — Creating a Greeting Postcard
   — Valentine Card — Valentine Card
   — Autumn Collage — Autumn Collage
   — Butterfly on the Wall — Butterfly on the Wall
   — Fantastic Collage — Fantastic Collage
   — Blazing Photo of a Girl — Blazing Photo of a Girl
   — A Wedding Photo Collage — A Wedding Photo Collage
   — Fairy Tale Illustration — Fairy Tale Illustration
   — Ripe Cherries — Ripe Cherries
   — Creative Design in Paint Shop Pro — Creative Design in Paint Shop Pro
   — Time Goes by Like Water — Time Goes by Like Water
   — Star Leopard: Create a Wallpaper — Star Leopard: Create a Wallpaper
   — Newfoundlands From The Sea — Newfoundlands From The Sea
   — Landing in the Forest — Landing in the Forest
Emersion Mode Emersion Mode
   — For Graffiti Fans — For Graffiti Fans
   — Bird in a Cage — Bird in a Cage


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