How to Make Wolverine Claws in Photoshop

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How to Make Wolverine Claws in Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is a powerful graphics program useful for creating striking, simple images. (my photoshop work image by trimkus from

There are two straightforward ways to make Wolverine claws in Photoshop. The first is to draw claws with a mouse using the "Brush Tool," and the second is to use the "Pen Tool." The second way is for the experienced Photoshop user, while the first is best suited for users who have experience with drawing with a mouse, but not with using Photoshop. You will need a good Wolverine image from which to draw from.

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Things you need

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Wolverine image

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  1. 1

    Open up your Wolverine image in Photoshop and move the image to the right side of your screen. Go to "File," then click on "New." In the "New" dialogue box, where it says "Untitled," name your file "Wolverine1" and click "OK." Leave size and "Grayscale" mode as they are.

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    Select the "Brush Tool" from the "Toolbox" on the left side of the program. Start drawing from the centre of the blank document, and draw with one continual movement at a time. If you make a mistake, go to "Edit" and click on "Undo Brush Tool."

  3. 3

    Once you are satisfied with your image, click on "File" and "Save." A folder contents list will come up. If you want to save your file here, click "Save." If not, click "Save In" and search for a suitable location to do so. Save the file as a JPEG. You'll be prompted for size options; choose "Large File" and click "OK."

  4. 4

    Go to "File" and click on "New" for your "Pen Tool" drawing. Name the file "Wolverine2" and click "OK." Select the "Pen Tool" in the "Toolbox." If you are not used to using this tool, you will need to practice a few times before you get the image you require.

  5. 5

    Move the "Pen Tool" down from the centre of the blank document. Make sure it is halfway from the left edge of the blank document and halfway from the centre.

  6. 6

    Click on the furthest point at the bottom on the left, and drag to the right up to the centre of the blank document. Release the mouse and the first claw will be filled in. You can repeat this process to create the remaining claws.

Tips and warnings

  • To print out the image, go to "File" and "Print", and test to see if the image is as big as you wish it to be. To enlarge or decrease the size, go to "File", click on "Image," then click "Image Size" and adjust the pixel size to suit your requirements. Adjusting the width will adjust the height of the image automatically.
  • Don't try and over-complicate your design at first. If you save several copies of the same completed image, you can experiment then.

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