Conor McGregor Tattoo Style Illustration Effect Photoshop Tutorial

In today’s Photoshop tutorial we’re going to take a look at some handy illustration techniques that mimic the style of traditional tattoo flash graphics, similar to the large chest tattoo of MMA fighter Conor McGregor. Solid outlines, bold colours and a stipple shading effect are all key aesthetics of this style. I created the initial sketch of a panther on paper, which you can download to follow along with the rest of this guide in Adobe Photoshop.

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19 responses to “Conor McGregor Tattoo Style Illustration Effect Photoshop Tutorial”

  1. Blanco Siniestro Avatar

    Thank you! Great tutorial!

  2. JunFeng Zhou Avatar

    amazing tutorial! Learn a lot~ Thank you~

  3. Tom Krijnen Avatar

    I love these tutorials, straight to the point, no bullshit. Very informative and helpfull. Thanks!

  4. Marcos Cortes Avatar

    Just gooooooood as always

  5. Michelle Fouché Avatar

    As always, your tutorials are suburb! Thank you for sharing this, I love everything about it and can't wait to try out these techniques on my next illustration. RAD!

  6. TheDeliman Avatar

    Why can't the pen tool be uniform in all adobe programs? annoying how the same tool is different in all programs

  7. ratty Avatar

    awesome stuff thanks!

  8. Sarah Avatar

    Omg thank u I have been looking for tutorials on this for ages!!

  9. Sabir Ali Avatar

    Once Again you done a great job learn many new Technic Thank you Chris such a wonderful tutorial .

  10. Jordan Rodriguez Avatar

    What font is that in the thumbnail?????

  11. Victor Hantea Avatar

    Hey, nice tutorial! Does it possible to do the same art but in Illustrator? Thanks

  12. George Gomez Avatar

    Really cool tut man

  13. 14mwatchingit Avatar

    Thank you, i've been looking this for uncertain amount of time.

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