Adding a Tiger fur background to awaken the Eye of the Tiger

I wanted to have some fun with this one. I love Photoshop! It’s what got me into all the things I’m interested in today. I also love taking funny portraits. Why not combine those two things? I present Mung “Tenten” Seng as The Eye of the Tiger!

I simply masked out the background of the original photo and replaced it with a tiger fur texture I found on unsplash.com. I then added a vivid light layer style on a black and white gradient to add more punch to the image. After a couple of other finishing touches, I ended up with one of the most fierce photos I’ve ever taken!

Click here for a guide to photoshop layer styles

Here is a link to the texture photo I used

Photo by Max van den Oetelaar on Unsplash