How To Create a Blueprint Effect in Photoshop

Today we’re going to combine a few simple tools and techniques to produce an old and distressed blueprint effect in Adobe Photoshop. If you’re a bit of a whizz with 3D design software, this effect is ideal for creating cool technical drawings for your concept car, spaceship, or even character models. Export views of the front, side and top, and maybe even a wireframe view to combine into a cool presentation. Alternatively, you could also find some existing real life technical drawings, like my example of an F-16 fighter, or even create the effect from a photograph.

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  1. Really enjoyed watching this particular video as I use blueprint things in my classes all the time. Students really enjoy the older appearance. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Cool tutorial! Cool technical drawings of fighter jets, too! LOL
    Thank you, yet, again, for another wonderful tutorial!

  3. Thanks as always for the wonderful tutorial! Question (possibly a stupid question), how do you know those aircraft technical drawings are in the public domain? I’ve been looking for a source like the one you posted but I’d like to use it commercially without fear of copyright issues. Thank you!

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