Photoshop: Add Motion to Car Photos!

Photoshop: Add Motion to Car Photos!



hey guys how's it going my name is Jimmy and welcome to my new video us on this tutorial what I'm going to be going over is adding some motion blur to your photos in Adobe Photoshop so I've recently posted this photo on my personal Facebook page and few people liked it and then I posted the alternative which was this one on my facebook photography page and I got a few people asking how I added the blur was a Photoshop was it something else and if I'd be making a tutorial another blur that you see here was actually created in a program called virtual rig now since this is a really expensive program and not many people will have access to it so what I tried to do was recreate it just using Photoshop and this is what I came up with so it doesn't look as good you can see it doesn't have as much blur but that's easily fixable the same kind of effect is there but the main thing Photoshop lacks is being able to curve the blow like you can something like virtual rig so this is what we'll be going over in this tutorial and hopefully you guys enjoy so what we're going to do is just grab our original here and get started so I'm just going to rename this one background and let's jump right into it so the first thing that we need to do is duplicate our background layer by pressing ctrl J I'll so now that we've done that we want to double click on the name and rename this one motion blur one so since we've got a few different directions here we've got the straight one we've got this curve going here we need to create two different motion blur layers and then kind of blend them together now this tutorial won't work if you kind of have a really curvy road it's only really going to work for something kind of straight like this if you want to be able to add below two curved roads you're going off to get something like virtual rig um so now we've done that what I'm going to do is go up to filter and make sure that convert for Smart Filters is fixed and what that's going to allow us to do is edit our filter values at any time so now we've done that we want to go down to blur and go down to motion blur so the first thing we want to do is bring up our distance a little bit just so it helps us see which angle the blur is actually going in and then from there we're going to tweak the angle and get it going with the direction of the road so for me about negative 24 to about negative 25 I've seems pretty good okay so I'm happy with that we're just going to bring the distance down to about 45 pixels now this can be as blurry as you want however just keep in mind you can see this little ghosting effect happening here from whether blurr is leaving parts of the car now the further distance that you blur this the heart of that is going to fix up at a later point so I highly encourage you to just add a small amount of blur and keep it at all you need and now that that's done we're going to click OK so now what I want to do is duplicate this layer again by pressing ctrl J but this time we're duplicating our motion blur layer now I'm just going to call this motion blur too and we want to double click on the motion blur name here and this is why we can borrow for Smart Filters since we can just go back in here and edit the angle instead of coming up with everything again so this time we're going to try and get the angle for this part here now of course this is going to vary depending on your photo but for me that seems pretty good right there okay so now we've done that we want to create a mask on our top layer and now the reason for this is that we can blend these two together since you can see that this blur is going that way and that's the majority of the photo and this blur is just going this way and that's only a small section here we're just going to mask this out so to create a mask we're going to click down here and make sure our motion blur 2 layer is selected grab our brush tool make sure our primary color is black and make our brush nice and big and hardness 0% so from now we're going to hold the Alt key and press backspace and now you can see it pretty much makes it look like that layer is totally invisible and then we're going to change our primary color to white by clicking this arrow here or pressing X on our keyboard bring up our size a little bit more and just paint in what we want this second blur so just down here for example bring up our opacity to 100% sorry and that's looking fairly good right there so it doesn't really look like it's blended too well you can see we've got the two different blurs kind of crossing over at this point here so what we're going to do to try and fix that is just bring our opacity down to about 50% bring down our brush size a little bit make our primary color black again just kind of start painting this in little bit here being a bit more careful and trying to blend these together to the best of our ability in Photoshop also for me that is looking fairly good right there so quickly taking a look at what we just did if we have a look at the original here we added in this first direction of motion blur and then added in the second direction here which is just affecting this area here because we've got our layer mask okay so what you want to do now is make it look like our car isn't blood so to do this we're going to duplicate our background layer once again drag that one to the top and call this one car then we want to go down and make another layer mask on this layer make sure black is our primary color once again hold alt and press backspace and that's going to create the mask on that layer as well so now from there what we're going to do is just paint over the car in white making sure our opacity is again at 100 so this is pretty much going to cut the car out of this layer and then we're going to go through and just clean it up using some smaller brushes so you want to make sure that you go over the entire car you don't want small blood spots you know somewhere random because if someone picks up on that it's going to be kind of embarrassing and it's going to make your effect look really flawed also to make sure that you have covered the entire car you can hold ctrl and click your mask and you can see that we've gone around the entire car we can hold alt and click it make sure everything is filled in white ok so what we're going to do now is also with white still as our primary color we're going to go up onto these walls here and just completely get rid of the blur on this tree and in the distance there since the blur wouldn't really be affecting something that far away now if you're unsure is how to blur something like this probably isn't to correct the best thing to do would be look up a rig shot of something in a similar environment and that's going to kind of give you an idea of what should be blurred and what shouldn't so what we're going to do now is make black our primary color still in our car layer we're just going to paint the blur back in and be a bit more careful this time we're going to go right under the car here and go over this a bit more carefully and thankfully this wall behind is pretty much one coloring the blows not too noticeable on it anyway so it makes blending it together a little bit easier on this particular photo and you can go under here be a bit more precise with an even smaller brush and this is all starting to kind of come together blow that and then we're going to change back to white and just fade this out so it's nice and gradual like so okay so so far so good what we're going to move on to now is blurring the wheels now depending on what angle your photo is taken at will determine what kind of blur that you need to use so I'll explain that in just a moment but first we need to kind of single out the wheels here so for this we're going to go back to our background layer and you can use any tool for this you can use the lasso tool you can use a marquee tool the pen tool whatever and you just pretty much want to cut out just the wheel here and that's looking fairly good so now with that done we're going to press ctrl J on our keyboard and if you don't know what ctrl J does is it pretty much just as the selection to a new layer so now I'm going to bring that layer to the top and just call this one wheel so now I'm going to repeat the process for the front wheel here and just again trace around that nice and quickly ctrl J bring it to the top and call this one wheel too so what we need to do now is go up to filter convert for Smart Filters and you can see now that is a smart filter layer and again for the other one go into filter again go blur and as I said before depending on the angle of your photo you might need to use a different filter so say if your photo is sidon you might want to go for something like a radial blur where you can simulate that kind of circular motion of it moving but for me since you can't really see the wheel at all but I found it work best was just motion blur again and we want to make sure that this is at a 90 degree angle then we want to bring the distance right down you can see that kind of makes it look like it's spinning without having that kind of circular motion so what we're going to do now is repeat the process for the front wheel go blur motion blur and this one needs to be blurred slightly less and that's looking fairly good right there then what you can go ahead and do is just play around the opacity if you want if you're not completely happy with it and I think that's looking fairly good so far so again going back down to our background layer we're going to cut out the tire this time and add a bit of blur to that so of course be a bit more careful than I am the pen tool is probably a better job for this kind of work here and once we've got that done you can hold shift and trace around this wheel as well and even the front one here and there we go so now with all three of our ties selected pressing ctrl J and we'll just call this one tires and we're going to add motion blur to these ones as well since we want it to look like they're spinning so now I'm going to go down to blur motion blur convert for Smart Filters again if you want and then I'm going to bring up the distance quite a bit for this one and maybe bring the angle in just a little bit and there we go now it looks like the tires are spinning so now we've done that the last thing I did was add in some elements I added in some dust I added some dirt and rocks flicking up and I'm just going to drag that all in on one layer here so you can see here it is all here and for this I just used some pre keyed elements from action essentials – for Adobe After Effects but don't worry if you don't have any of that I will include a download file in the description with a few little rocks and stuff that you can play around with in some dust so that is just for you guys and that way you can kind of come up with these effects yourself so just going over what I added you can see there's some rocks flicking up this and dust coming out from under the wheels there there's a big dust cloud coming through the entire front here okay so that is pretty much it for this video I hope this helped you guys out one more thing I didn't mention was make sure that you blur the reflection on your car as well otherwise if you've got something really blurred over here and it's perfectly still on your car that's going to look a little bit strange but one last look at what we did we went from this and created this after there's a little bit of difference it does create their kind of sense of motion and I hope this helped you guys out you found it interesting so if it did be sure to hit that like button to help my channel out a comment and favorite if you'd like and yeah if you'd like to see more of my work you can check out my facebook page and deviantART with the links in the description otherwise I will see you guys in the next video goodbye

40 thoughts on “Photoshop: Add Motion to Car Photos!

  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    So there is no way to add curved motion blur to the road other than Virtual Rig? πŸ™

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    interesting tutorial ! and thank you for the rocks pack !

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    Nissan S15 Silvia for the win! Β Great video!

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    Thanks a lot πŸ™‚

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    subbing. great tutorial !! will watch more !

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    Definitely keen for a VirtualRig tutorial. I have troubles manipulating the car and balancing the blur of the background.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    wow that's really cool πŸ™‚ REally have to learn more from you!

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    I've been doing photography / editing for about one and a half years now πŸ™‚

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    you are really good at all the editing πŸ™‚ Admiration!!! How long did you get to such a high level of photo-ediitng?

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    Virtual Rig is pretty sick. Going to have to start saving up.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    No problem but check out my new video please!

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    I like that intro! πŸ™‚

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    Thanks, and I haven't had a chance to really test out VirtualRig yet, but as soon as I do, I'll have a tutorial πŸ™‚

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    thank you and if you find out how, post a video please πŸ™‚

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    Thats so awesome ^_^

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    I have kind of an idea but I'm not totally sure… I'll have a play around with it and see.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    here is maby a idea for tutorials:
    look at the intro in this video: Logan Imlach Sunny Jib Segment
    do you know how to make that type of intro? and if could you please make a tutorial?

    thanks!

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    I've already covered motion tracking.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    I want AE tuts πŸ™‚ Some Tracking or something πŸ™‚

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    Yeah, I wish the price was a lot lower, or the Lite version didn't have a resolution limit.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    VirtualRig looks amazing but no need for the price πŸ™

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    I'm just out of ideas for Sony Vegas and After Effects tutorials at the moment which is why it's mainly been Lightroom and Photoshop. If you have any ideas, send me them in a message and I'll see if I can help πŸ™‚

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    Are you done with video AE stuff? :^O

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    i cant believe you bought all those programs. Photoshop Virtualrig etc.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    I used the Pro version for this specific photo.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    Did you use the Virtual Rig Lite or Pro version?

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    No worries πŸ™‚

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    FUCKING SWEET VIDEOS MAN! THANKS!!!!!

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    I don't make intros anymore so you'll have to find someone else.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    One of my favourites as well πŸ™‚

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    My favorite car… (mm)

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    You're welcome πŸ™‚

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    Nice one , thank you for vid

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    I mention that at the end haha πŸ™‚ Exact same process as the other blurs, just using a mask to keep it to the sections of the car though. And thank you.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    Level 2: Blur the reflection on the car too. πŸ˜€
    Great video by the way πŸ˜€

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    You're welcome, glad it helped πŸ™‚

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    nice tutorial, thanks!

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