When vampires first neck-bit their way onto the scene with Bram Stoker's "Dracula" novel in 1897, they became common features of nightmares and many more tales of lore and gore. Since then, their dreamy and brooding representations in modern movies, books and television have shifted them onto the most popular list. If you can't find a Dracula of your own or don't want to tempt the dark side, make it look like you received a bloodsucking bite using Adobe Photoshop. No real puncture wounds or blood loss are required when making vampire teeth marks in Photoshop, and you need not become a creature of the night.
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Open Adobe Photoshop. Click the "File" menu and select "Open." Locate the picture to which you want to add vampire bite marks and double click the file name.
Click the "Magnify" tool on the bottom of the "Tools" pane on the left side of the workspace. Zoom in so you can see the subject's neck up close.
Click the "Lasso" tool. Draw a small pointing-down triangle with the cursor. When blinking dotted lines appear, right click inside the triangle and select "Layer via Copy." The picture itself doesn't change, but a new Layer 1 is added to the "Layers" palette on the right side of the screen.
Double click Layer 1 to open the "Layer Style" window. Drag the window to the side so you can see the triangle and the window.
Check the "Satin" box in the "Styles" column to add a dark, rotting-style appearance to the bite mark. You can also check the "Outer Glow" box to surround the bite mark with an unnatural light, as if something is emanating from inside. Click "OK" when satisfied.
Right click Layer 1 on the palette. Select "Duplicate Layer" and click "OK." A Layer 1 copy is added to the palette. Click the "Move" tool at the top of the "Tools" column. Drag the second bite mark out from under the first and place it next to the first, leaving a slight space between the two.
Click the "View" menu and select "Fit on Screen" to view the entire picture with the bite marks, instead of just the close-up of the neck.
Click the small, stacked lined icon with a tiny drop-down arrow in the top-right corner of the "Layers" palette and select "Flatten Image." Click "File" and select "Save As," then type an original name for the image and click "Save."
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